• Asian markets

        Asian shares were fragile as investors remained unconvinced about U.S. President Donald Trump's ability to fulfil his economic agenda, even as the departure of his controversial policy strategist raised hopes of some progress.

      • GOLD

        Gold prices were a touch lower, pressured by an uptick in the dollar, with investors focusing on tensions over North Korea and remaining cautious ahead of an annual central banking meeting in Jackson Hole later this week.
      • OIL

        Oil prices rose, lifted by indications that supply is gradually tightening, especially in the United States."U.S. crude oil stocks have been falling consistently in recent weeks. If the downtrend in oil inventories is maintained, then a bullish case can be made for oil, especially given the ongoing supply restrictions from OPEC and Russia.
      • CANADA

        Canadians took on more consumer debt in the second quarter and average mortgage loan balances also increased, but delinquency rates fell, a major credit report provider said .Years of ultra-low interest rates since the financial crisis spurred a borrowing binge and helped drive Canadian household debt to record levels in recent years, fueling a housing boom that has recently began to falter.

        South Korean and U.S. officials began talks over possible revisions to a five-year-old free trade agreement, as the U.S. administration seeks to follow through on President Donald Trump's pledge to cut deficits with trading partners.Trump, in an interview with Reuters in April, had branded the bilateral trade agreement with South Korea a "horrible deal" and indicated he would renegotiate or terminate the accord.
      • CHINA

        Rising corporate profits are providing Chinese policymakers with room to do more to tackle the country’s growing debt problems without inflicting major damage on the economy.Profits are increasing even though financial conditions are tightening in some significant areas of the economy; lending rates have inched higher, regulators have clamped down against risky lending and have moved to take the heat out of the property sector.
      • SPAIN

        Spanish police shot dead an Islamist militant who killed 13 people with a van in Barcelona last week, ending a five-day manhunt for the perpetrator of Spain's deadliest attack in over a decade.
      • US

        The U.S. Navy announced a fleet-wide probe and plans for temporary halts in operations to focus on safety, as it searched for 10 sailors missing after the fourth major accident in the U.S. Pacific fleet this year.The guided-missile destroyer John S. McCain and the tanker Alnic MC collided on Monday while the warship was nearing Singapore for a routine port call. The collision tore a hole in the warship's waterline, flooding compartments that included a crew sleeping area