Rush into U.S. bonds curbs global stock markets; gold touches 6-year high

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Investors rushed into the safety of U.S. government bonds on Wednesday, muting a broad stocks rally as fears of a global recession grew. Yields on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell to their lowest levels since October 2016, and gold soared to a six-year high, while Continue Reading

Google extends Chrome ad blocking to global markets on July 9

On February 2018, Google implemented ad filtering for “annoying” and intrusive ads in Chrome in North America and Europe. This had been pre-announced in 2017 and was intended to compel publishers to adopt advertising standards established by the Coalition for Better Ads.  Chrome has 64% of global browser market. The Continue Reading

Global airlines slash profit forecast 21% on protectionism fears

FILE PHOTO: An airplane prepares to land at Cointrin airport in Geneva, Switzerland December 5, 2017. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy/File Photo SEOUL (Reuters) – Global airlines slashed a key industry profit forecast by 21% on Sunday amid concerns over an expanding trade war and higher oil prices. The International Air Transport Association, Continue Reading

Wall Street drops on paltry jobs growth, global slowdown worries

(Reuters) – Wall Street declined on Friday after data showed U.S. job growth almost stalled in February, adding to concerns of a slowdown in global growth sparked by weak China export data and a prolonged slowdown in eurozone. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Continue Reading