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Equities markets limp to finish line after volatile week

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Global investors gravitated toward safe-haven assets on Friday as worries about the world economy persisted, cutting short a two-day rebound in Wall Street stocks. U.S. stock indexes seesawed, making it difficult to end one of the most brutal December selloffs in memory on a high note. “Markets will…

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Pacific trade pact takes off with tariffs cut in six nations

SYDNEY (Reuters) – A landmark 11-country trade deal, a revamped version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), came into force on Sunday with New Zealand’s trade minister hailing the opportunities it presented for exporters. FILE PHOTO – Delegates participate in the opening session of the Trans Pacific Partnership senior leaders meeting in Sydney,…

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