Financial Markets

Potential recession signal: A key 'yield curve' has inverted

Mar 22, 2019

One of the most closely watched predictors for recession just yelped even louder

China to give $989 million to build new highway in Sri Lanka

Mar 22, 2019

China has agreed to provide a loan of $989 million to Sri Lanka to build an expressway that will connect the island nation's tea-growing central region to a China-run seaport on the southern coast

Stock indexes slide lower as economic growth worries spread

Mar 22, 2019

U.S. stocks and bond yields are down sharply in afternoon trading as investors worry that global economic growth is slowing

Venezuela is key topic between Trump and Caribbean leaders

Mar 22, 2019

President Donald Trump invited the leaders of Jamaica, Bahamas, Haiti, Dominican Republic and St. Lucia to his affluent Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, to show his support for Caribbean countries that back democratic transition in Venezuela

Italy, China deepen ties under wary gaze of US, EU

Mar 22, 2019

Chinese President Xi Jinping is received with full honors in Italy, launching a two-day visit aimed at deepening ties through an infrastructure program that has raised suspicions among Italy's U.S. and European allies.

Markets Right Now: Banks, tech stocks lead US indexes lower

Mar 22, 2019

Stocks are sliding on Wall Street, erasing the market's gains for the week. Banks are taking some of the biggest losses as long-term interest rates continue to fall.

Stocks fall on growth worries, Brexit doubts

Mar 22, 2019

Shares fall on Brexit doubts, weaker manufacturing in Germany, France and the Eurozone

Spain seeks to bring back people who left during crisis

Mar 22, 2019

Spain is trying to lure back home thousands of Spaniards who went abroad to find work when the country's economy went into a recent downturn

Blues beat Highlanders 33-26 in Super Rugby

Mar 22, 2019

Blues break losing streak against Kiwi rivals, beating Highlanders in Super Rugby

Asian stocks stumble on doubts over US-China trade deal

Mar 22, 2019

Asian stocks retreat as caution sets in ahead of US-China talks in Beijing

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