TOKYO Asian shares turned lower on Thursday after touching near two-year highs, while the dollar benefited from waning expectations that the European Central Bank was poised to end its easy policy.
NEW YORK Wall Street has tempered its expectations for sweeping U.S. tax cuts in the wake of President Donald Trump's stinging healthcare defeat, a move that could push investors to embrace cheaper global stocks after the heady U.S. rally of recent months.
WASHINGTON U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said the Trump administration would unveil a $1 trillion infrastructure plan later this year, but she did not offer details of funding for projects.
LONDON A swing in sentiment against the euro dominated major currency markets for a second day on Thursday, weak initial readings of German regional inflation prodding the single currency back to nine-day lows against the dollar.
LONDON Oil prices steadied on Thursday after two days of increases as bloated U.S. inventories limited the impact of supply disruptions in Libya and lower supply from other OPEC exporters.
NEW YORK Institutional Shareholder Services Inc, the world's top proxy advisory firm, is making activist investors work harder than ever to earn its backing in corporate control battles in a shift being led by the new man in charge of its recommendations.
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SHANGHAI, March 30 Hong Kong stocks fell on Thursday, weighed by financials and index heavyweight Tencent, with weakness in mainland stocks also hurting sentiment.
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