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China exports drop again as trade war continues to bite

Bloomberg The unexpected drop in China’s exports in November shows one reason why the nation wants to agree on a phase one trade deal as US tariffs are hurting China’s exports at a time when global demand is already weak. Total exports in November dropped 1.1% from a year ago, ...

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UAE participates in G20 finance ministers meet

RIYADH / WAM A UAE delegation led by Younis Haji Al Khoori, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Finance has participated in the G20 Finance Ministers’ and Central Bank Governors’ meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This is the second meeting held in Riyadh after the G20 ‘Sherpa’ meeting, part of the ...

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Saudi stocks up most in 2019 with Aramco

Bloomberg Saudi Arabia’s main equity index advanced the most in more than a year after the pricing of Saudi Aramco’s initial public offering and amid hopes of higher oil prices. The Tadawul All Share Index rose 2.4%, the most for a session since October 2018. The kingdom raised $25.6 billion ...

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Stocks

UK election outcome could impact the stock market

Bloomberg Anything is still possible for next week’s UK election, but one outcome would suit many stock investors better than most. “For equities, the best result is a decent Conservative majority,” said Kim Catechis, head of investment strategy at Martin Currie, an affiliate of Legg Mason Inc., managing about $17 ...

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Saudi stocks up most this year on Aramco, oil outlook

Bloomberg Saudi Arabia’s main equity index advanced the most in more than a year after the pricing of Saudi Aramco’s initial public offering and amid hopes of higher oil prices. The Tadawul All Share Index rose 2.4% on Sunday, the most for a session since October 2018. The kingdom raised ...

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Marfrig opens $805mn share sale as state exits

Bloomberg Marfrig Global Foods SA announced an equity offering that will allow Brazilian development bank BNDES to sell its stake in the world’s second-largest beef producer. BNDESPar, the bank’s investment arm, plans to sell about 209.6 million shares, which is all of its 33.74% stake, Marfrig said in a regulatory ...

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Stocks advance on fresh hopes for US-China deal

Bloomberg US equity futures advanced with European stocks after a news report that China and America were moving closer to a trade deal, despite heated rhetoric. Treasuries and gold slipped. Contracts on three main American index futures rebounded after Bloomberg reported US negotiators expect a phase-one deal with China to ...

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Alibaba’s HK rally is at risk from misconceptions

Bloomberg Alibaba Group Holding Ltd’s landmark $11 billion share sale and listing in Hong Kong on November 26 was galvanised by expectations the Chinese e-commerce giant will attract a vast pool of capital from its home country. But some investors caution against unrealistic expectations, especially by mainland investors, and highlight ...

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