An Israeli tank fired into the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, killing a Hamas militant in what the army described as retaliation for the wounding of a soldier and a brief incursion during a violent Palestinian border protest.
Gold bounced back on Tuesday from
multi-week lows touched in the previous session as mounting
concerns of an economic slowdown exacerbated by a cut in the
International Monetary Fund's global growth forecast drove
investors to the safety of bullion.
London Stock Exchange Group said on Tuesday Hong Kong-based AAX would use its technology for cryptocurrency trading, allowing the British exchange operator enter a nascent yet highly speculative industry.
Tesla Inc denied on Tuesday that it had signed a preliminary agreement with Tianjin Lishen to supply batteries for its new Shanghai car factory, saying it had received quotes from the Chinese battery maker but did not proceed further.
Shares in China and Hong Kong
fell on Tuesday as investors take stock of the country's weak
economic outlook, which points to a difficult first quarter of
2019, with the impact of policy support expected later in the
** At the midday break, the Shanghai Composite index was
down 0.7 percent at 2,591.37.
** China's blue-chip CSI300 index was down 0.9
percent, with its financial sector sub-index lower
by 0.5 percent, the consumer staples sector falling
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