FTSE Russell – Financials drive the largest negative contributions in pandemic sell-off

By Philip Lawlor, managing director, Global Markets Research Examining the industry-weighted contributions to the total return regionally since the market peaked on February 19 highlights that financials have been the largest negative contributors across most regions. In the US, the underperformance of the large technology sector has weighed heavily on the overall return of the […]

Global stock markets surge after weeks of losses

There was further financial turbulence on Tuesday when stock markets around the world climbed sharply higher, as investors grappled with the economic impact of the coronavirus. In the US, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 11.4% – its biggest daily gain since 1933. The S&P 500 and London’s FTSE 100 enjoyed their best days since […]

Coronavirus: A visual guide to the economic impact

By Lora Jones, David Brown & Daniele Palumbo, BBC News The coronavirus outbreak, which originated in China, has infected more than 200,000 people. Its spread has left businesses around the world counting costs. Here is a selection of maps and charts to help you understand the economic impact of the virus so far. Global shares take […]

Investors wary of new trading system: TWSE

By Kao Shih-ching / Taipei Times Staff reporter Despite the launch of a new continuous trading system yesterday, most local investors remained cautious and placed conventional day-only limit orders, the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) said. Day-only limit orders made up 96.31 percent of the 13.41 million orders placed on the exchange yesterday, while five new […]

The Challenge of Tracking Dual-Use Goods for Trade Finance Compliance

Regulators in all major markets are calling on financial institutions to better monitor money laundering and other risks associated with their trade financing businesses and to implement controls, including for transport of dual-use and other restricted goods. Identifying dual-use goods as part of a broader due diligence process may seem straightforward, but when considered against […]