World Bulletin / News Desk
Wall Street stocks fell early Wednesday after President Donald Trump warned he could soon order a missile strike in Syria.
The broad-based S&P 500 shed 0.5 percent to 2,644.23, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index lost 0.4 percent to 7,069.44.
The losses followed a strong session Tuesday in which stocks rallied after a conciliatory speech by Chinese President Xi Jinping raised hopes a US-China trade war could be averted.
But Syria gave investors a new worry to fixate on as Trump threatened that "missiles will be coming" in response to an alleged chemical attack in Syria.
Other sources of uncertainty included Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan's announcement that he will not seeking re-election in November, and rising speculation that Trump might fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller after the FBI raided Trump's longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen.
The Federal Reserve later Wednesday will release minutes from a March monetary policy meeting, likely shedding additional light on the prospects for accelerating the expected pace of interest rate hikes.
US consumer inflation dipped in March amid plunging gasoline prices, but the annual rate rose suggesting a long-awaited uptick in price pressures could be drawing near, according to data released Wednesday.
Facebook rose 0.6 percent ahead of the second day of congressional hearings by chief executive Mark Zuckerberg, who won solid reviews in response to a barrage of questions from Senators on Tuesday.
Property sales to foreigners see yearly increase of 23 pct from January to June, according to official report
US uranium production dropped from 49 percent in 1987 to 5 percent today
Chileshe Kapwepwe from Zambia becomes first woman to head trade bloc
Last month, inflation among EA19 countries rose to 2 percent, up 1.3 percent from same month last year, says Eurostat
BIST 100 climbs 0.10 pct, while Turkish lira gains value against foreign currencies
Nearly 8.5 million new passenger cars were registered in EU in first half of 2018, says manufacturers' association
Economic partnership agreement is biggest ever negotiated by EU and will create an open trade zone
BIST 100 rises 0.08 pct; US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stands at 4.8420
The dollar was up versus the yen but down against the euro and pound, with all eyes on US President Donald Trump's summit with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.
Tax revenues totals nearly $72.1 billion while interest payments amounts to over $8.2 billion in January-June period
BIST 100 rises over 700 points; USD/TRY exchange rate stays at 4.8360
Country's egg, chicken, turkey, and meat production climbed in May on yearly basis, says official data
BIST 100 rises over 400 points, while USD/TRY exchange rate drops to 4.8460
Saudi Arabia intends to invest as much as $10 billion in South Africa’s economy, with a focus on energy projects
Share of young people in Turkey age 15-24 who are not in employment, education, or training down 4.5 pct in Q1 year-on-year
Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak says effective Central Bank is among main policy targets of new era