Financial Markets

Former Argentine President De la Rua dies at 81

Jul 9, 2019

Former Argentine President Fernando De la RĂșa, who attracted voters with his image as an honest statesman and later left the country plunged into its worst economic crisis, has died at age 81

Greece: Extreme right party seeks recount after poll flop

Jul 8, 2019

Greece's extreme right Golden Dawn party says it will challenge an election result that saw it knocked out of Parliament, after a decline in support for the neo-Nazi-linked party that rose to third place at the height of the country's financial crisis

All-Star Futures Game ends in 2-2 tie after 8 innings

Jul 8, 2019

All-Star Futures Game ends in 2-2 tie, provides glimpse of tiebreaker

Asian stocks fall ahead of monthly employment data in US

Jul 5, 2019

Asian stock markets gain as investors wait for American employment data and details of U.S.-Chinese trade talks

With US closed, global markets tread water ahead of payrolls

Jul 4, 2019

Global stock markets traded in narrow ranges on Thursday, a day after major U.S. indexes hit record highs in a pre-Independence Day rally amid ongoing hopes over an easing of trade tensions between the U.S. and China.

Board sues Puerto Rico governor amid economic crisis

Jul 3, 2019

A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico's finances has sued the U.S. territory's governor, saying he refuses to submit required documents and has approved tens of millions of dollars in unbudgeted spending amid a 13-year recession

Markets Right Now: Major US indexes close at record highs

Jul 3, 2019

Major U.S. indexes are closing at record highs on a holiday-shortened trading day.

UK economy's 'worst month' since Brexit vote aftermath

Jul 3, 2019

A closely watched survey of business activity in the U.K. is showing that the economy contracted in June at its steepest rate since the immediate aftermath of the country's vote three years ago to leave the European Union

UN: Sudan's health supply shortage exacerbated by crisis

Jul 2, 2019

The United Nations says Sudan is facing shortages of medicine and health supplies because of its ongoing economic crisis, which has been exacerbated by recent political upheaval

OPEC extends oil production cuts amid weaker demand outlook

Jul 1, 2019

The oil producers' cartel, OPEC, is considering a six- to nine-month extension of its current deal to cut production amid weakening demand due to slowing global economic growth

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