. SMH (AUSTRALIA)
ASX 1.2 per cent lower as blue chips wobble
The local sharemarket continued to struggle throughout Monday afternoon.
. CNBC (USA)
Japan’s Nikkei 225 falls 2% as Asia-Pacific stocks slip; China’s April trade data comes in above expectations
Shares in Asia-Pacific fell on Monday as investors watched for market reaction to Chinese trade data that came in better-than-expected.
. RTT NEWS (USA)
European Shares Set For Gap-down Opening
European stocks look set to tumble at open on Monday as investors grapple with growth and inflation concerns. C
. REUTERS (CANADA)
Oil slips on global economic concerns, ahead of EU vote on Russia oil ban
Oil prices slipped on Monday, along with stock markets in Asia, sparked by fears a global recession could dampen oil demand, with investors eying European Union talks on a Russian oil embargo that is expected to tighten global supplies.
Gold prices slip as dollar strengthens toward 20-year high
Gold dropped on Monday as an elevated dollar pressured demand for greenback-priced bullion, with rising U.S. Treasury yields further weighing on prices.