Category: Covid-19

Asian markets dip as virus and Sino-U.S. tensions flare

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Asian stock markets slipped on Tuesday, oil sagged and a safety bid supported the dollar as simmering Sino-U.S. tensions and fresh coronavirus restrictions in California kept a lid on investor optimism as earnings season gets underway. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 1.2%. Japan’s Nikkei retreated from a one-month high touched on Monday, dropping 0.8%. […]

Dollar eyes multi-week lows as risk assets rally

By Administrator_India Capital Sands The dollar nursed losses against most currencies on Thursday as a rally in riskier assets such as global equities and commodities put a dent in safe-haven demand for the U.S. currency. Traders in Asia are focused on whether China’s yuan can extend gains against the greenback as investors of all stripes shift funds to increase positions in Chinese […]

WHO acknowledges ‘evidence emerging’ of airborne spread of COVID-19

By Administrator_India Capital Sands The World Health Organization on Tuesday acknowledged “evidence emerging” of the airborne spread of the novel coronavirus, after a group of scientists urged the global body to update its guidance on how the respiratory disease passes between people. The WHO has previously said the virus that causes the COVID-19 respiratory disease spreads primarily through small droplets […]

India stocks lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 1.71%

Sensex, Nifty fall on dour IMF outlook, virus fears

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Indian stocks fell on Thursday after the International Monetary Fund steeply cut its growth outlook for the country and forecast a deeper global recession, with a surge in coronavirus cases also spooking investors. The IMF predicted Indian economy to contract by 4.5% following a longer lockdown period and slower recovery than anticipated in April. It also […]

Gold Up Over Rising COVID-19 Cases and U.S.-China Tensions

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Gold was up on Friday morning in Asia, amid a rising number of COViD-19 cases in China and the U.S. as well as rising U.S.-China tensions. Beijing reported 25 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, with the number of cases linked to an outbreak in the Xinfadi market now standing at almost 200. Some U.S. states also […]

Gold Down Over Record Jump in U.S. Retail Sales Data and Potential COVID-19 Cure

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Gold was down on Wednesday morning in Asia, with the yellow metal stemmed by positive U.S. retail sales data and mounting COVID-19 and geopolitical fears. Gold futures fell by 0.13% at $1,734.20. Stocks, which usually move in the opposite direction to gold, were mostly down on Wednesday. The U.S.’ announcement of a record increase in May retail […]

Asian stocks set to fall sharply as Wall Street tumbles

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Asian equities are set to fall sharply on Friday after Wall Street stocks and oil tumbled over growing concerns that a resurgence of coronavirus infections could stunt the pace of reopening economies. The three major U.S. stock indexes fell more than 5%, posting their worst day since mid-March when markets were sent into freefall by the […]

World shares advance on surprise U.S. job recovery

By Administrator_India Capital Sands U.S. stock futures and Asian shares advanced on Monday after a surprise recovery in U.S. employment gave further confidence of a quick economic recovery after many weeks of lockdowns aimed at controlling the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. S&P500 futures rose 0.5% to stand near their highest levels since late February while Japan’s Nikkei opened more than 1% higher. MSCI’s […]

Japan’s household spending falls at record pace as virus stalls economy

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Japan’s household spending fell at the fastest pace on record in April as the coronavirus shut down travel and dining-out in the world’s third-largest economy, and prospects of higher job losses chilled consumer sentiment. The dismal number will keep policymakers under pressure to prevent a larger decline in the economy, which is expected to fall deeper […]

Asia stocks extend rally as economic recovery hopes boost confidence

Asian shares hit two-month high as economic optimism spreads

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Asian shares rose to a two-month high on Thursday as government stimulus expectations supported investor confidence in economic recovery from the global coronavirus pandemic. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.4%, earlier touching the highest since March 9. Shares in Australia rose 0.66% after the country’s prime minister unveiled a fourth stimulus package […]