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Friday, 17 August 2018 20:55 WIB

U.S. stocks opened flat to slightly lower Friday, dinged after a round of disappointing corporate earnings and renewed pressure on Turkey's lira. The S&P 500 fell 0.1% to 2,837.54, while the Dow industrials were up 9 points, or less than 0.1%, at 25,567. The Nasdaq Composite lost 0.1% to 7,798.14. Tech stocks were under pressure, with shares of Nvidia Corp., down 3.1%, and Applied Materials Inc., off more than 8%, after reporting earnings late Thursday. Shares of farm-equipment maker Deere & Co. fell 2.8% after providing a downbeat growth outlook. Source : Market Watch

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Friday, 17 August 2018 16:41 WIB | Indeks saham berjangka A.S. Indeks berjangka Standard & Poor’s 500

U.S. stock futures were making small moves early Friday, suggesting the equity market could take a breather after the Dow industrials jumped by 396 points on Thursday. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures rose by 29 points, or 0.1%, to 25,621, while S&P 500 futures added 0.80 point, or less than 0.1%, to 2,845.50. Nasdaq-100 futures shed 5 points, or less than 0.1%, to 7,384. Source: Marketwatch

Asian Stocks Advance as Trade Talks to Resume, Dollar Weakens
Friday, 17 August 2018 16:00 WIB | MSCI Asia Pacific Saham Asian

Asian shares rose, paring a loss for the week, as China and the U.S. prepared for a new round of talks to ease trade tensions. The dollar extended its retreat to a one-week low. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index climbed 0.5 percent to 161.91 as of 4:07 p.m. in Hong Kong, reducing its weekly drop to 2.2 percent. Japans Topix gained 0.6 percent, while South Koreas Kospi added 0.3 percent. Hong Kongs Hang Seng China Enterprises Index rose 0.3 percent after the offshore yuan on Thursday jumped the most since January 2017. Bloomberg

Hong Kong stocks end losing streak
Friday, 17 August 2018 15:43 WIB | HONGKONG HANG SENG

Hong Kong stocks ended with gains on Friday after five straight days of losses, tracking rebounds by Wall Street and European markets over news of fresh US-China trade talks. The Hang Seng Index added 0.42 percent, or 113.35 points, to close at 27,213.41. But the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index continued its week-long losing streak, shedding 1.34 percent, or 36.22 points, to close at 2,668.97. And the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, dropped 1.69 percent, or 24.74 points, to end at 1,442.38. Sumber : AFP

European Stocks Poised for Worst Week in Seven as Miners Decline
Friday, 17 August 2018 15:06 WIB | Indeks Stoxx Europe 600 Saham Eropa

European equities open little changed, set for the worst weekly decline in almost two months, as mining and auto shares retreated amid concerns about trade and global growth. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index added less than 0.1 percent, poised for a drop of 1.1 percent this week, the worst since the five days ending June 29. Bayer climbed 1.5 percent after yesterday vowing to step up its defense against a wave of U.S. lawsuits over the herbicide Round. Bloomberg

Shanghai stocks end at 31-month low as healthcare firms slump
Friday, 17 August 2018 14:47 WIB | Saham China Shanghai composite

Shanghai stocks closed at a near 31-month low on Friday, dragged down by a slump in healthcare firms amid a vaccine scandal fallout, but planned talks between the United States and China helped ease trade war fears. The blue-chip CSI300 index ended 1.5 percent down at 3,229.62 points, while the Shanghai Composite Index closed down 1.3 percent at 2,668.97 points.  Both indexes posted their fifth straight day of losses. Reuters