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5 hours ago Investor fears over incoming global recession hit decade-high–BAML
Mubasher: Risks of a global recession hit their highest since August 2009, as investor morale was dampened by sluggish global growth and heightened uncertainties.
05:13 PM US builder morale rises in September
Mubasher: US home builder sentiment recorded one-year peak in September, amid firm household formations and attractive mortgage rates, a builder lobby group’s report showed.
04:48 PM Updated US industrial output records biggest gain since 1 yr
Mubasher: US industrial production recovered in August, due to a manufacturing upturn, according to the Federal Reserve Bank's data.
04:12 PM Swiss gov’t lowers 2019 growth forecast
Mubasher: Switzerland’s government cited risks arising from the flaring trade conflict between the US and China, a strong franc and the steepening slowdown in Germany.
03:40 PM Singapore’s exports post 6th monthly straight drop in August  
Mubasher: Singapore non-oil domestic exports dropped by 8.9% year-on-year in August, extending a five-month falling streak, according to a trade agency report on Tuesday.
03:11 PM US, China to hold vice-ministerial trade talks on Thursday
Mubasher: The US Trade Representative's office said that a deputy-level meeting between US trade officials and their Chinese counterparts in Washington will start on Thursday.
02:16 PM US reaches initial trade deal with Japan–Trump
Mubasher: President Donald Trump told Congress that the US reached a provisional agreement that would reduce certain tariffs and set the terms of digital trade.
01:50 PM Refinitiv launches 2019 D&J index edition
Mubasher: Financial data giant Refinitiv launched the 2019 edition of the Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) index.
12:48 PM German investor morale improves in September
Mubasher: Sentiment among German investors brightened in September, but the outlook for Europe’s biggest economy remained gloomy with ongoing trade feuds and Brexit uncertainty.
10:50 AM Gold declines amid anticipations of Fed meeting
Mubasher: Gold prices edged down on Tuesday as the majority of investors stayed on the sidelines, anticipating the outcome of the US Federal Reserve meeting,
10:14 AM Oil falls; markets on edge over response to Saudi attacks
Mubasher: Oil dropped but the market remained on edge over the threat of a military response to attacks on Saudi Arabia’s crude processing installations.
16 September 05:32 PM Trump badgers Fed to cut interest rates
Mubasher: President Donald Trump on Monday lashed out again at the Federal Reserve, urging the US central bank to act.
16 September 04:58 PM GM workers union strike for first time since 2007
Mubasher: The United Auto Workers announced that tens of thousands of General Motors (GM) went out on a strike on after Sunday night.
16 September 04:12 PM N.Korea’s Kim invites Trump to visit Pyongyang–Report
Mubasher: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited US President Donald Trump to visit Pyongyang, in a letter sent last August, Reuters said.
16 September 03:51 PM NY manufacturing business gauge falls in September
Mubasher: US manufacturing business activity saw a further growth slowdown in September, according to New York Federal Reserve Bank’s Empire State Manufacturing Survey.
16 September 02:53 PM Germany to seek capping next Eurozone budget at 1%–Report  
Mubasher: Germany aims to limit the European Union's next budget for 2021-2027 at 1% of Europe's economy, Reuters reported, citing a document.
16 September 02:22 PM Russia sees sufficient global inventories to offset Saudi disruption
Mubasher: The world's oil inventories have sufficient supply to replace the temporarily lost barrels due to the attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities.
16 September 01:59 PM Oil-producer, safe-haven currencies rally on Saudi attacks; dollar declines
Mubasher: Safe-havens and currencies of oil-exporting countries climbed on Monday, after an attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil installations.
16 September 01:22 PM World’s services trade growth loses pace in Q2–WTO
Mubasher: Global services trade grew slower in the second quarter of this year, as it "continued to face strong headwinds leading into the second half."
16 September 12:46 PM European shares drop as airlines fall on Saudi attack
Mubasher: European stock markets declined on Monday in response to the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil installations, which disrupted half of the nation’s output.
16 September 11:29 AM Gold climbs as attacks on Saudi plants boost safe-haven assets
Mubasher: Gold prices climbed on Monday as risk-on sentiment dropped after attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil installations, pushing safe-haven demand higher, according to Reuters.
16 September 11:04 AM Oil soars after attack on Saudi crude facilities
Mubasher: Oil prices soared on Monday, with Brent recording its biggest intra-session gain since more than 28 years, after Saudi Arabia's oil facilities were attacked.
16 September 10:33 AM China’s industrial growth decelerates to 17.5-yr low in August
Mubasher: China’s value-added industrial output rose by 4.4% last August, compared with a year earlier.
13 September 11:13 PM Oil settles 24-cent down on Friday
​​​​​​​Mubasher: Oil futures declined at Friday’s settlement, losing 3% for the week.
13 September 10:11 PM Gold ends lower on Friday
Mubasher: Gold went down at Friday’s settlement, losing $1.1 for the week.