China

French shares gain 1.04 pct on Friday

Xinhua News Agency | Mar 15, 2019 at 5:14 PM
  • French shares edged up on Friday, with the benchmark Paris CAC 40 up 1.04 percent,or 55.54 points,to close at 5,405.32 points.
  • International oil and gas industry service provider Technipfmc lost 0.15 percent, French multinational advertising and public relations company Publicis Groupe lost 0.28 percent and French multinational retailer Carrefour went down by 1.28 percent.

China

(Recast) Interview: Ethiopian Airlines CEO says results from crashed jet’s black boxes “will take some days”

Xinhua News Agency | Mar 15, 2019 at 5:06 PM
  • Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said Friday investigation results from the crashed Ethiopian jet’s black boxes “will take some days.”
  • All 157 people aboard the Nairobi-bound flight were killed when the jet crashed on Sunday.
  • Just three minutes after taking off, the pilot had reported difficulty controlling the aircraft and requested returning to Bole International Airport.

China

CBOT crops futures higher as extreme weather hits Midwest

Xinhua News Agency | Mar 15, 2019 at 4:40 PM
  • Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agricultural futures traded higher on Friday morning, as heavy rain caused flooding in many Midwest regions.
  • As of 1554 GMT, the most active corn contract for May delivery was up 1.25 cents to 3.715 U.S. dollars per bushel.
  • May wheat was up 5 cents to 4.5775 dollars per bushel.

Russian Federation

MICEX, RTS indexes rising as trading day ended

TASS Russian News Agency | Mar 15, 2019 at 4:19 PM
  • Russian market indexes ended the trading session on Friday with an upward trend.
  • Brent oil futures prices with settlement in May 2019 went down by 0.64% to $66.74 a barrel on the London-based ICE today.
  • The oil price drop served as a restraining factor for the Russian markets today, the expert noted.

China

Interview: Ethiopian Airlines CEO says results from crashed jet’s black boxes “will take some days”

Xinhua News Agency | Mar 15, 2019 at 4:17 PM
  • Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said Friday investigation results from the crashed Ethiopian jet’s black boxes “will take some days.”
  • All 157 people aboard the Nairobi-bound flight were killed when the jet crashed on Sunday.
  • Just three minutes after taking off, the pilot had reported difficulty controlling the aircraft and requested returning to Bole International Airport.

China

New Zealand attacker has nothing to with Serbia: FM

Xinhua News Agency | Mar 15, 2019 at 3:33 PM
  • The terrorist attack in New Zealand is unrelated to Serbia, Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said at a press conference on Friday, commenting on alleged presence of Serbian nationalist music and symbols in the live video of the attack.
  • Dacic expressed his condolences to the families of those killed and wounded in the attacks, adding that the result is the result of a “global evil” of terrorism, against which countries can fight only jointly, and with a non-selective approach.

United States

Don’t look now, but global economic reports are starting to surprise investors in a good way

MarketWatch | Mar 15, 2019 at 3:28 PM
  • At the same time, worries over the outlook for global growth have at times shadowed markets.
  • Also, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development downgraded its outlook for global growth after cutting economic forecasts for virtually every country in the Group of 20 industrialized and developing nations.
  • In fact, the most notable positive shift among individual indexes came from the eurozone, Cole noted.