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Shares to trade sideways after hitting fresh low

THE MAIN INDEX is seen to trade mostly sideways in the coming days after hitting a new record low in 17 months last week due to concerns on the trade war between the United States and China alongside the peso’s depreciation.

Bourse sinks deeper as gloom persists

THE BOURSE sank deeper on Friday after straying briefly into positive territory moments before closing, marking what an analyst noted was one of the market’s steepest weekly falls in recent history.

Top Philippine fund manager says stock market rout not over

THE Philippine central bank needs to do more to help stocks recover from a slump that has pushed them into bear market territory and made them Asia’s worst performers this year, according to investors.

Stocks extend decline as BSP hikes key rates anew

LOCAL EQUITIES plummeted on Thursday as bearish sentiment hounded the country, following the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) second rate hike and the continued exit of foreign funds from the Philippine market.

PSEi slides 2.25% after BSP rate hike

By Arra B. Francia, Reporter Local equities plummeted on Thursday as bearish sentiments hounded the country, following the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)’s second rate...

Asian markets edge up as calm returns but fears remain

HONG KONG — Asian markets edged up tentatively Thursday as a sense of stability returns after the turmoil earlier in the week, though investors remain alert to any signs of another flare up in the China-US trade spat.

Global stocks mixed amid lingering trade war fears  

NEW YORK — World stock markets were a mixed bag on Wednesday as some investors fished for bargains and others gave in to anxiety over simmering trade tensions between China and the United States.

Shares near bear territory on overseas tensions

LOCAL EQUITIES tumbled on Wednesday, moving closer to bear territory amid rising tensions between the United States and China.

Asian markets mostly up but trade war fears keep dealers on...

Hong Kong -- Asian equities rose Wednesday on bargain-buying after the previous day's battering, but investors remain anxious as the threat of a China-US...

Top Philippine stock fund holds on to cash as bear market...

THE best stock fund in the Philippines is holding on to its cash as a sell-off that’s wiped out more than $36 billion from Asia’s worst-performing equity market brings the benchmark closer to bear territory.

PSEi slumps to 15-month trough on US-China rift

THE Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) slumped to its lowest level in 15 months Tuesday, June 19, as the trade war between two of the world’s largest economies escalated, while analysts back home looked toward the local central bank’s policy meeting.

How to play a US-China trade war? Investors map out tactics

A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking about real money, as one American politician once said. Now that the U.S.-China...

Stock markets plunge on brewing China-US trade war fears

London -- Asian and European stock markets tumbled Tuesday on rising fears of a trade war after US President Donald Trump threatened fresh tariffs...

PHL stocks down on cautiousness ahead of BSP

LOCAL EQUITIES plunged on Monday, bringing the index to a new low for the year as investors stayed cautious ahead of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) meeting on Wednesday amid a weakening peso.

Shares to move sideways ahead of BSP meeting

SHARES may move sideways in the week ahead as investors await the results of the local central bank’s policy meeting.

PHL stocks extend decline after US Fed rate hike

SHARE PRICES dropped anew on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve hiked interest rates for the second time this year.

Shares plunge ahead of central bank meetings

SHARES fell on Wednesday as investors remained on the sidelines ahead of various central bank meetings overseas and the peso’s decline to a new 12-year low.

Volatility expected as focus shifts to Fed review

INVESTORS will be looking at the US Federal Reserve’s statement at the close of its policy meeting amid an expected thinner trading volume due to the shortened trading week.

Stocks up in muted trade on positive sentiment

STOCKS climbed at the start of the shortened trading week, tracking positive finishes overseas.

Better-than-expected inflation seen to sustain lift

SHARES could move up overall in the shortened trading week ahead, with investors shrugging off any negative sentiment following better-than-expected inflation data reported last week.

PSEi slumps as trade deficit widens sharply

SHARES slumped on Friday, as the statistics office reported the Philippines’ trade deficit widened to a four-month high in April.

Stocks slide as trade grap widens

Shares slumped on Friday, June 8, tracking the slower performance of regional markets alongside the widening trade gap reported for April. The bellwether Philippine Stock...

PHL shares extend climb on easing global worries

LOCAL SHARES extended their rally on Thursday as concerns over a global trade war continue to ease.

Local stocks end flat amid muted trading overseas

SHARES barely moved on Wednesday, tracking muted trading overseas but remaining on the upside following slower inflation data for May.

Stocks flat on quiet trading overseas

Shares barely moved on Wednesday, June 6, tracking the muted trading overseas but remaining on the upside in light of slower inflation data for...

PSEi surges on slower-than-expected inflation

STOCKS surged on Tuesday as investors cheered slower-than-expected May headline inflation data.

Stocks post gains after release of May inflation data

By Arra B. Francia, Reporter Local shares surged on Tuesday, June 5, as investors cheered the lower-than-expected inflation data for the month of May. The 30-company...

PHL stocks decline ahead of May inflation data

SHARES FELL on Monday as investors resorted to profit taking ahead of the release of inflation data on Tuesday.

Shares seen sideways as foreign outflows persist

THE MAIN INDEX is expected to continue trading sideways in the week ahead, amid concerns on the selling mode seen among foreign investors.

China’s stock profile to grow as A-shares make MSCI debut

Shanghai — More than 200 Chinese companies debuted Friday in MSCI equity indices in what analysts call a small yet significant step in China's cautious...

Bargain hunt lifts PSEi back past 7,600 mark

PHILIPPINE EQUITIES on Friday climbed overall for the second straight day past the 7,600 mark last seen Tuesday, with bargain-hunting providing some lift as June began.

Global stocks rise amid Italy relief; treasuries slip

Stocks headed for a positive end to a tumultuous week in which political developments in Europe and escalating trade tensions roiled markets. Treasuries edged...

Stocks climb despite renewed trade war worries

THE index showed big gains on Friday, June 1, bucking negative global sentiment on potential trade wars with investors going on bargain hunting.

Stocks snap losing streak on MSCI, easing tensions

THE MAIN INDEX snapped its three-day losing streak on Thursday, ending the month of May on a positive note, as investors focused on the MSCI rebalancing and easing geopolitical concerns.

PSEi rebounds after three-day decline

The main index snapped its three-day losing streak on Thursday, May 31, ending the month of May on a positive note as investors looked...

PSE index plunges to lowest level in over a year

LOCAL EQUITIES plunged to their lowest level in more than a year on Wednesday, falling alongside international markets amid political tensions in European Union (EU) and recent developments in the trade war between United States and China.

PHL shares extend decline on inflation, weak peso

SHARES fell anew as investors remained cautious against inflationary pressures and the weakening peso amid a lack of positive leads.

Stocks decline as inflation worries keep investors cautious

Shares fell anew on Tuesday, May, 29, as investors remained cautious against inflationary pressures and the weakening peso given the lack of positive leads.

Stocks end flat on lack of leads, US-North Korea

THE MAIN INDEX closed flat on Monday due to a lack of leads, alongside muted trading overseas. The 30-member Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi)went down...

Asian stocks mixed

Asian stocks struggled for traction Monday with energy shares tumbling after oil extended its biggest drop in about a year. The euro rallied after...

Share prices barely move on lack of leads

The main index closed flat on Monday, May 28, due to lack of leads alongside muted trading overseas. The 30-member Philippine Stock Exchange index went...

Flat trades expected in face of MSCI rebalancing

By Arra B. Francia, Reporter SHARE PRICES are seen to move sideways this week as investors anticipate MSCI’s rebalancing and window dressing toward the end...

Asia stocks fall as Trump ditches Kim summit, but Europe rebounds

Asian markets mostly fell Friday as US President Donald Trump abruptly axed next month's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but Europe...

PSEi ends the week in the red

By Denise A. Valdez LOCAL stocks slipped on Friday, after an overnight drop in Wall Street and the central bank’s move to reduce banks’ required...

US-North Korea tensions pull PSE index back in the red

The main share is back in the red on Friday, May 25, failing to maintain its positive performance on Thursday as traders responded to...