5 things to know before the stock market opens Monday, June 27

Here are the most important news items that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Stocks look to build off last week’s rebound A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, US, June 22, 2022. Brendan Mcdermid | Reuters US stock futures rose before the … Read more

China signals easing of tech crackdown but do not expect U-turn policy

China has shown signs of easing its crackdown on the technology sector which has wiped billions of dollars of value from its most prominent companies. But analysts said Beijing’s recent positive rhetoric should not be mistaken for a reversal of policy. “I think the big tech companies will have a grace period for maybe the … Read more

European markets trade lower after Fed’s Powell signals a rate hike next month

European stocks fell in early trading on Friday after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said a half-percentage point rate hike is “on the table” for next month. The pan-European Stoxx 600 dropped by 1% shortly after stock markets opened, with the retail, tech and oil and gas sectors marking the biggest losses. Friday’s market open … Read more

Tencent shuts down rival to Amazon Twitch after China blocks key merger

Tencent attempted to create a gaming live streaming giant through the merger of Huya and DouYu, two companies it has a significant stake in. But regulators in China shut the deal down in 2021. Months later, Tencent is shutting down its own game live streaming service Penguin E-Sports. Feature China | Future Publishing | Getty … Read more

China tech stocks in Hong Kong surge amid hopes of easing regulations

The Chinese and Hong Kong flags flutter as screens display the Hang Seng Index outside the Exchange Square complex, which houses the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, on January 21, 2021 in Hong Kong, China. Zhang Wei | China News Service via Getty Images Shares of Chinese internet giants in Hong Kong soared Wednesday, continuing an … Read more