SoftBank plans to lend up to $20 billion to employees to invest in new fund: WSJ

SoftBank plans to lend up to $20 billion to employees to invest in new fund: WSJ
Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp Chief Executive Masayoshi Son attends a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, November 5, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (Reuters) – Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) is planning to lend up to $20 billion to its employees, including Chief Executive Masayoshi Son, to buy stakes in its second Vision Fund, the Wall Street Journal reported on.wsj.com/307Ljih on Saturday, citing... Read More

Dollar firms, global stocks soar on ECB rate cut expectations

Dollar firms, global stocks soar on ECB rate cut expectations
NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. and European stocks surged on Friday on expectations the European Central Bank will cut interest rates but the dollar pared gains against the euro after a report said the German government was prepared to take on new debt to lift the economy. The dollar hit a two-week high against the euro as expectations of ECB... Read More

Oil rises alongside equities, but downbeat OPEC outlook caps gains

Oil rises alongside equities, but downbeat OPEC outlook caps gains
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil prices on Friday rebounded from a two-day drop, alongside equities as expectations of further stimulus by central banks helped to ease recession concerns. FILE PHOTO: A wastewater injection well owned by Parsley Energy operates in the Permian Basin near Midland, Texas U.S. August 23, 2018. REUTERS/Nick Oxford But oil’s gains were capped after the Organization... Read More

Oil rises alongside equities, but weak OPEC outlook caps gains

Oil rises alongside equities, but weak OPEC outlook caps gains
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil prices on Friday rebounded from a two-day drop, alongside equities as expectations of further stimulus by central banks helped to ease recession concerns. FILE PHOTO: A wastewater injection well owned by Parsley Energy operates in the Permian Basin near Midland, Texas U.S. August 23, 2018. REUTERS/Nick Oxford But oil’s gains were capped after the Organization... Read More

Take Five: Fed in a hole

Take Five: Fed in a hole
(Reuters) – FILE PHOTO: Federal Reserve Board building on Constitution Avenue is pictured in Washington, U.S., March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis 1/FED IN A HOLE On Wednesday, the U.S. Federal Reserve releases the minutes of its last meeting, revealing what policymakers said about the flattening Treasury yield curve and the strength of support for July’s quarter-point rate cut. But given... Read More

Stocks gain on stimulus hopes but still head for third losing week

Stocks gain on stimulus hopes but still head for third losing week
LONDON (Reuters) – World stocks rose on Friday as expectations grew of further stimulus by central banks, offsetting worries about slowing economic growth, which intensified this week as the U.S. yield curve inverted for the first time since 2007. FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, August 15, 2019.... Read More

Stocks buoyed by stimulus hopes but still head for third losing week

Stocks buoyed by stimulus hopes but still head for third losing week
LONDON (Reuters) – World stocks rose on Friday as expectations grew of further stimulus by central banks, offsetting worries about slowing economic growth, which intensified this week as the U.S. yield curve inverted for the first time since 2007. FILE PHOTO: The London Stock Exchange Group offices are seen in the City of London, Britain, December 29, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File... Read More

Asia shares take heart in stimulus speculation

Asia shares take heart in stimulus speculation
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares found some footing on Friday after a turbulent week as China hinted at more support for its economy, amid growing expectations of aggressive stimulus from all the major central banks. FILE PHOTO: An investor looks at an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai, China September 7, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song Sentiment... Read More

Asia stocks take heart in stimulus speculation

Asia stocks take heart in stimulus speculation
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares found some footing on Friday after a turbulent week as China hinted at more support for its economy, amid growing expectations of aggressive stimulus from all the major central banks. FILE PHOTO: An investor looks at an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai, China September 7, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song Sentiment... Read More

Asia stocks nurse losses, bonds hold huge gains

Asia stocks nurse losses, bonds hold huge gains
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares were heading for weekly losses on Friday as conflicting messages on the Sino-U.S. trade war only added to worries for the global economy, while talk of aggressive central bank stimulus drove bond yields to fresh lows. FILE PHOTO: An investor looks at an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai, China... Read More