Japan shares at two-decade top, yen at three-month low on Abe win
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Japanese shares jumped on a weaker yen on Monday as an election win for Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc gave a green light for more super-easy policy stimulus, while the euro eased as Spain's constitutional crisis aggravated concerns about political unity in the region.
China's home price growth steadies in September as speculative curbs weigh
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's new home prices registered another month of weak growth in September, with the biggest markets slipping and vast numbers of smaller cities cooling off as government measures to cool a long property boom take hold.
Stock market's future in Trump's hands as Federal Reserve chair pick looms
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors awaiting the nomination of the next Federal Reserve chair are hoping whoever is nominated pursues the same monetary policy that has supported rising stock prices for the past nine years.
Oil prices rise on tightening supply, strong demand
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices rose on Monday over supply concerns in the Middle East and as the U.S. market showed further signs of tightening while demand in Asia keeps rising.
Dollar climbs to three-month high against yen on Abe election win
TOKYO (Reuters) - The dollar touched a three-month high against the yen on Monday, with an emphatic election victory for Japan's ruling party keeping yen-weakening stimulus measures at the heart of government policy.
China's recyclers eye looming electric vehicle battery mountain
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - After years of dismantling discarded televisions and laptops, a Shanghai recycling plant is readying itself for a new wave of waste: piles of exhausted batteries from the surge of electric vehicles hitting China's streets.
What are they smoking? Analyst fees under scrutiny as EU rules loom: thinktank
LONDON (Reuters) - Banks charging thousands of pounds for top analyst briefings exemplify an over-expensive and opaque model of paying for stock tips that will be challenged by forthcoming European Union rules, a thinktank found on Monday.
UK households' morale and rate hike expectations rise - IHS Markit
LONDON (Reuters) - British households' financial worries have eased to their lowest since June, despite the prospect of higher Bank of England interest rates and a reliance on borrowing to make up for falling employment income, a survey showed on Monday.
No future(s): Asian financial coal trading dries up as Noble declines, Glencore rules
SINGAPORE/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Financial trading of thermal coal has virtually ceased in Asia as a result of the woes at one major trading house and the growing dominance of another, despite the region being by far the world's biggest consumer of the fuel.
Australia's ANZ in last-minute settlement with regulator over rate rigging
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd has reached a last-minute agreement to settle a case brought by the country's securities regulator accusing it of manipulating the bank bill swap rate.