Asians stocks fall on US-China trade tensions, yen rises
04 April, 2018, 01:48 | Author: Martin Tyler
Amazon AMZN.O dropped more than 4 percent after President Donald Trump launched his latest attack over the pricing of the online retailer's deliveries through the USA postal system and promised unspecified changes.
A bigger dispute looms over Trump's approval of possible higher duties on Chinese goods.
Wholesale gasoline added 1 cent to $1.97 a gallon and heating oil rose 1 cent to $2 a gallon.
China raised import duties on a $3 billion list of USA goods in response to US tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. There are a number of points of contention between China and Washington, Europe and Japan over a state-led economic model they complain hampers market access, protects Chinese companies and subsidizes exports in violation of Beijing's free-trade commitments. The euro rose to $1.2325 from $1.2302. After peaking at nearly $1,600 a share last month, Amazon has slumped with the market recently.
The price of gold climbed $19.60, or 1.5 percent, to $1,346.90 an ounce and silver jumped 40 cents, or 2.5 percent, to $16.67 an ounce as some investors took money out of stocks and looked for safer investments. Trump has repeatedly criticized Amazon over issues including taxes and Amazon's shipping deals with the U.S. Postal Service. "There isn't an agency that goes through Trump's tweets and acts on them", she said. Intel plunged $4.05, or 7.8 percent, to $48.04.
Shares of USA tech giants, including Facebook, Netflix and Google parent Alphabet, all declined overnight in the first trading session of the month, having first sold off in March. Boeing slid $8.25, or 2.5 percent, to $319.63. Facebook FB.O was down 1.96 percent, while Netflix NFLX.O and Google-parent Alphabet GOOGL.O were down between 3 percent and 4 percent.
The Reserve Bank of Australia is due to announce its interest rates decision, with most expecting the central bank to hold the cash rate steady.
Shares of the electric carmaker Tesla slid 5.1 percent after the company's disclosure late Friday that its Autopilot system had been engaged in a Tesla vehicle involved in a fatal crash in California last month.
Bond prices finished little changed.
Traders were looking to a near $25 billion float of music app Spotify to lift the tech gloom, after a clobbering on Monday had pushed the S&P 500, Dow and Nasdaq below pivotal technical levels.
Turkey and Russian Federation have forged burgeoning ties in recent months on a number of, despite past differences. He highlighted that Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant would be a symbol of the Turkish-Russian friendship.
Cho held a solo concert in Pyongyang in 2005 - the last concert by a South Korean artist in the North before Sunday's performance. In a second concert by the K-pop stars on Tuesday, they will be joined on stage by several North Korean performers.
Russian media claimed at the time that this was in protest of the European Missile Defense Shield being built by the U.S. Russia's defense ministry tweeted video of the launch and said Sarmat will "replace the Soviet-era #Voevoda".
A former Russian general has warned world is on the brink of "the last war in the history of mankind" over the poisoning of a spy. The official did not divulge those details, but said Russian involvement in the attack is the only "plausible explanation".
The Illinois Department of Public Health warns that synthetic marijuana is far from a safe alternative to the natural drug. Last year, 102 people in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, overdosed on synthetic marijuana within three days .
He added that that the government must "proceed to a new roadmap will remove the illegal infiltrators from Israel". In return, Israel would grant temporary residency to one migrant for each one resettled elsewhere.
The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers applauded the move, saying it would "keep new vehicles affordable to more Americans". California agreed to follow the new rule so that automakers could meet a single national standard.
But that would require changing Senate rules, something for which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has shown no enthusiasm. President Barack Obama's administration allowed sign-ups during a set period of time, and the program is closed to new entrants.
Earlier in March, former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, who was in England to meet him, were poisoned in Salisbury. May says "their condition is unlikely to change in the near future, and they may never recover fully".
Speaking to CNN ahead of the election results, Egyptian MP Dalia Youssef said she was happy Sisi was likely to remain in office. United States President Donald Trump on Monday congratulated his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on his re-election.
Maybe even more important, MI has held its opponent under their season average for 3-point attempts 12 times during the 14 games. The junior guard has hauled in national player of the year awards this postseason and is a calming influence to the Wildcats.
There is a rematch clause for the fight, but Joshua's promoter, Eddie Hearn, said that would not be happening. It explains why Joshua tipped the scales at almost a stone lighter than he did for his previous fight.
Dutch Lawyer Becomes First Person Sentenced In Mueller Probe
The report, authored by the law firm, was about the corruption trial of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko . Person A is widely believed to be Konstantin Kilimnik, a Russian who worked on Manafort's and Gates' projects in Ukraine.
Alan Pardew leaves West Brom
So too was Gareth Barry, who won 57 caps for England and who has played more Premier League games than anyone. He just missed out on the job last time despite having backers at the club.