Global Markets Update
arrow Asia stocks up slightly, eyes on US-China talks, Fed minutes
  Asia stocks up slightly, eyes on US-China talks, Fed minutes MSCI#39;s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.2 percent in early trade. Japan#39;s Nikkei gained 0.4 percent.
arrow Wall Street rises modestly on Walmart bump
  Wall Street rises modestly on Walmart bump The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 8.07 points, or 0.03 percent, to 25,891.32, the SP 500 gained 4.16 points, or 0.15 percent, to 2,779.76 and the Nasdaq Composite added 14.36 points, or 0.19 percent, to 7,486.77.
arrow Asian shares hover near four-month high, buoyed by trade optimism
  Asian shares hover near four-month high, buoyed by trade optimism MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was little changed in early trade, staying near Wednesday’s four-month peak while Japan’s Nikkei was almost flat.
arrow Asia shares up on optimism over trade talks, stimulus
  Asia shares up on optimism over trade talks, stimulus Japan’s Nikkei climbed 1.6 percent to hit its highest for the year so far, while Australia’s main index rose 0.7 percent.
arrow Wall Street rallies on trade optimism
  Wall Street rallies on trade optimism The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 443.86 points, or 1.74 percent, to 25,883.25, the SP 500 gained 29.87 points, or 1.09 percent, to 2,775.6 and the Nasdaq Composite added 45.46 points, or 0.61 percent, to 7,472.41.
arrow Asian stocks slip after grim US retail sales data
  Asian stocks slip after grim US retail sales data Japan#39;s Nikkei dropped 1.1 percent while MSCI#39;s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.25 percent in early trade, with South Korea#39;s Kospi shedding 1.0 percent.
arrow Wall Street overcomes early losses on grim retail sales data
  Wall Street overcomes early losses on grim retail sales data The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 11.22 points, or 0.04 percent, to 25,532.05, the SP 500 gained 1.07 points, or 0.04 percent, to 2,754.1 and the Nasdaq Composite added 24.67 points, or 0.33 percent, to 7,445.05.
arrow Wall Street advances on trade hopes, tame inflation data
  Wall Street advances on trade hopes, tame inflation data The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 117.51 points, or 0.46 percent, to 25,543.27, the SP 500 gained 8.3 points, or 0.30 percent, to 2,753.03 and the Nasdaq Composite added 5.76 points, or 0.08 percent, to 7,420.38.
arrow Asia stocks wait on Sino-US talks, China trade data
  Asia stocks wait on Sino-US talks, China trade data Japan#39;s Nikkei edged up 0.3 percent to its highest for the year so far as a weakening yen boosted export stocks. E-Mini futures for the SP 500 added 0.1 percent.
arrow Wall Street rises on trade hopes, deal to avoid government shutdown
  Wall Street rises on trade hopes, deal to avoid government shutdown The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 376.06 points, or 1.5 percent, to 25,429.17, the SP 500 gained 36.15 points, or 1.33 percent, to 2,745.95, and the Nasdaq Composite added 104.52 points, or 1.43 percent, to 7,412.43.
arrow Wall Street wavers as investors eye trade talks, growth fears
  Wall Street wavers as investors eye trade talks, growth fears The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 53.22 points, or 0.21 percent, to 25,053.11, the SP 500 gained 1.92 points, or 0.07 percent, to 2,709.8 and the Nasdaq Composite added 9.71 points, or 0.13 percent, to 7,307.91.
arrow Asian stocks subdued, focus on new round of Sino-US talks
  Asian stocks subdued, focus on new round of Sino-US talks MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was unchanged in early trade. Japan’s Nikkei was up 1.1 percent after a market holiday on Monday.
arrow Asian shares in tight range ahead of US-China trade talks
  Asian shares in tight range ahead of US-China trade talks MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was a tad weaker after it was toppled from a four-month top on Friday. Trading volumes are expected to be thin with Japan on public holiday, while Chinese markets reopen after a week-long break for the Lunar New Year holiday.
arrow SP, Nasdaq edge higher as earnings offset trade fears
  SP, Nasdaq edge higher as earnings offset trade fears The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 63.2 points, or 0.25 percent, to 25,106.33, the SP 500 gained 1.83 points, or 0.07 percent, to 2,707.88 and the Nasdaq Composite added 9.85 points, or 0.14 percent, to 7,298.20.
arrow Wall Street slides on renewed US-China trade fears
  Wall Street slides on renewed US-China trade fears The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 220.77 points, or 0.87 percent, to 25,169.53, the SP 500 lost 25.56 points, or 0.94 percent, to 2,706.05 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 86.93 points, or 1.18 percent, to 7,288.35.