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Equities slide on trade war concerns — ‘This market is trading on the whimsy of Donald Trump’

European equities and US futures fell on Wednesday after renewed potential for a trade deal and Chinese government stimulus lifted Asian stocks.
A man stands in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Hefei, Anhui province, in China.

Asian stocks are following Wall Street’s bloodbath as the US-China trade war heats up

Asian equities slumped after US indexes tanked at least 2% on Monday. "Markets are likely to take Trump's words with a few pinches of salt."

Global stocks stall after Trump’s tariffs appear to block US-China trade-deal progress

The first three days of the week saw strong gains for stocks around the world, but sentiment was more muted Thursday.

Stocks are rallying on hopes that China and the US will finally hit a breakthrough and end the trade war

Stocks and energy prices are rallying on trade-talk optimism. Donald Trump's economic adviser said he hoped "to make more headway" in talks Wednesday.

Global stocks bounce as China manufacturing data smashes expectations

Global markets are rallying after Chinese industrial data smashed predictions to paint a rosier-than-expected picture of the world economy.

Global bond yields zigzag as recession fears continue to haunt markets

While the specter of yield-curve inversion — a recession red flag — remains, movement in US-China trade-war talks appeared to steady stock markets.
An extreme cycling enthusiast performs a stunt before falling into the East Lake in Wuhan, Hubei province, China.

Why everyone’s so hung up on the recession red flag called ‘the yield curve’

When "the yield curve" inverts in the bond market, recessions typically follow.

Recession fears trigger sea of red in Asian stocks; US and Europe are are only slightly lower

Warnings in the bond market sent Asian equities plummeting, but US futures and European shares were either flat or only slightly lower early Monday.
Deutsche Bank CEO Christian Sewing

Deutsche Bank has reportedly considered closing its equities-trading unit after hundreds of millions in losses

The German lender is battling for survival after years of restructurings have failed to convince clients and investors that the bank can overcome a series of self-inflicted wounds.

Stocks sink after economic data disappoints

Wall Street reversed gains Monday, ending lower after disappointing economic data and as a trade-fueled rally ran out of steam.