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Markets rally on report China and US near deal to slash tariffs

The Shanghai Composite Index and Japan's Nikkei jumped at least 1% each.

Google set to lose $21 billion in market cap after its ‘massive shopping spree’ spooks investors

Google dropped more than 2.6% in premarket trading, signalling a $21 billion drop, after parent company Alphabet reported a staggering 26% jump in costs.

Trump trade-war comments give stocks meager boost amid thin trading during ‘Year of the Pig’ celebrations

President Donald Trump said trade talks with Beijing are "doing very well." That helped lift Asian shares while other markets were subdued.

Markets are loving the Fed’s ‘patient’ stance on rates — and with Facebook’s blowout quarter it’s a sea of green f...

The Federal Reserve's "surprisingly dovish" stance on the economy, along with positive results from Facebook, has sparked a global stock market rally.
The Huawei charges are not helping markets.

US stocks set to slide as charges against Huawei ignite fears that China trade talks will fail

'This is a hostile message that the US is sending. The fear is that this move will negatively impact trade talks, making a deal even less likely.'
Traders have a lot to digest this week.

US stocks set to slip as investors kick off a busy week of US-China trade talks, Fed meeting, and Apple earnings

Investors sent stocks lower while weighing looming US-China trade talks and a slew of other key events to help gauge the health of the global economy.

Goldman Sachs says the falling stock market has super rich people spending less on yachts, jewellery and private jets

"Equity price moves do have a meaningful effect on the spending of wealthy households," Goldman Sachs economist Daan Struyven says.
PG&E is being engulfed by problems relating to the California fires.

PG&E shares plummet after flagging bankruptcy plan and possible $30 billion in liabilities from California fire fallout

PG&E's CEO resigned Sunday, and the company on Monday confirmed its plans to file for chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Trade around the clock

Singapore-based investors who trade in the US markets (but who would rather have regular sleeping hours) can now trade securities on US markets 24 hours a day, 5 days a week.
Weak data out of China has sparked a global stock selloff.

New year, new bloodbath: Stocks plunge after weak data from China

The Chinese manufacturing data "signals contraction for the first time in over a year and a half." Global stocks are tumbling on fears of a slowdown.