TOKYO Global share prices fell on Monday on escalating trade tensions between the United States and major economies while crude oil prices gave up some of the hefty gains made after major oil exporters agreed to a modest increase in production.
SINGAPORE Brent crude oil prices fell over 1.5 percent on Monday as traders factored in an expected output increase that was agreed at the headquarters of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Vienna on Friday.
BEIJING China and the European Union aim to conclude talks on a bilateral investment agreement, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He said on Monday, as both sides agreed to oppose protectionism and defend the global multilateral trading system.
BENGALURU The European Central Bank will end its asset purchases by year-end as scheduled, according to a Reuters poll of economists who said the risk bond-buying will continue into next year was low, even with growth likely to slow and inflation stay tame.
TOKYO Bank of Japan policymakers said the central bank should "patiently continue" its powerful monetary easing but attention must be paid to the potential side effects of prolonged easy policy, a summary of opinions at the June review showed.
FRANKFURT Britain's looming departure from the European Union has led nearly half of big companies from the rest of the bloc to cut investment in the country, a poll of 800 executives released two years after the Brexit referendum found.
* FTSE China A50 -0.2 pct, BNY Mellon ADR China Select Index -1.7 pct
June 25 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 35 points lower at 7,647 on Monday, according to financial bookmakers. * IWG: British serviced office provider IWG said on Saturday that it is evaluating a possible cash offer for the company from private equity firm Terra Firma. * PREMIER FOODS: Shareholder Oasis Management has called for the immediate removal of Premier Foods Chief Executive Gavin Darby, raising the pressure on the company ahead of its annual meeting
LONDON, June 22 Better-than-expected euro zone economic data and energy stocks galvanised by an OPEC agreement on a modest increase in oil production helped drive a bounce in European shares at the end of a tumultuous week marred by trade war worries.
* HK->Shanghai Connect daily quota used -2.8 pct, Shanghai->HK daily quota used 1.2 pct
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