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News Highlights: Top Global Markets News of the Day

05/04/2021 | 09:16pm EDT
Yellen Says She Isn't Predicting Higher Interest Rates 
 

Treasury Secretary walks backs comments she made earlier suggesting that rates might rise.

 
Tech, Other Growth Stocks Retreat 
 

The Nasdaq Composite Index dropped nearly 2%, stung by declines in shares of semiconductor companies, along with big tech stocks including Apple, Facebook and Alphabet.

 
Fed's Daly: It Isn't Time for Fed to Pare Back Stimulus 
 

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President Mary Daly said Tuesday that while the outlook for the economy is positive, it isn't time for the U.S. central bank to pull back on the strong levels of monetary policy stimulus it is currently providing the economy

 
Consumer Demand Drives U.S. Imports to a Record 
 

The U.S. trade deficit widened to $74.4 billion in March on record demand for imported goods.

 
CME Group to Close Most of Its Trading Pits in Chicago 
 

Floor trading for agricultural commodities has existed in the Midwest hub since the middle of the 19th century.

 
3 Chip Companies Have Warned. Is It Time to Sell? 
 

Texas Instruments, On Semiconductor, and Power Integrations see signs of a potential correction. Citi Research analyst Christopher Danely is keeping Buy ratings on the two he covers.

 
Berkshire's Top Holdings Have Solid ESG Credentials - ESG Insight 
 

In terms of ESG scores, Apple, Bank of America and Coca-Cola rank significantly higher than their industries' averages.

 
WSJ CEO Council Features Interviews With Yellen, Dimon 
 

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen played down comments suggesting the Biden administration's spending plans might prompt the Federal Reserve to lift interest rates. She also said she sees transitory price pressures for the next six months or so, but doesn't anticipate inflation becoming a problem.

 
Analysis: UK Offices Adapt to Survive 
 

In the post-pandemic environment, UK office-space landlords are facing new challenges. Can they adapt to the brave new world of work?

 
Deluge of Debt Is Tied to Carbon Emissions and Diversity 
 

BlackRock and Bud owner Anheuser-Busch InBev are part of a wave of borrowers using financial carrots and sticks to improve their performance on factors such as the environment and boardroom diversity.

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

05-04-21 2115ET

Stocks mentioned in the article
ChangeLast1st jan.
APPLE INC. 1.98% 127.45 Delayed Quote.-3.95%
AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR / US DOLLAR (AUD/USD) 0.73% 0.77796 Delayed Quote.0.37%
BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION 1.24% 42.36 Delayed Quote.39.76%
BLACKROCK, INC. 2.13% 856.87 Delayed Quote.16.28%
BRITISH POUND / US DOLLAR (GBP/USD) 0.34% 1.40928 Delayed Quote.2.72%
CANADIAN DOLLAR / US DOLLAR (CAD/USD) -0.01% 0.8256 Delayed Quote.4.64%
CME GROUP INC. 0.80% 216.99 Delayed Quote.18.24%
DJ INDUSTRIAL 1.06% 34382.13 Delayed Quote.11.16%
EURO / US DOLLAR (EUR/USD) 0.57% 1.21451 Delayed Quote.-1.12%
FACEBOOK INC 3.50% 315.94 Delayed Quote.15.66%
INDIAN RUPEE / US DOLLAR (INR/USD) 0.00% 0.013655 Delayed Quote.-0.55%
NASDAQ COMP. 2.32% 13429.978403 Delayed Quote.4.20%
NEW ZEALAND DOLLAR / US DOLLAR (NZD/USD) 0.95% 0.72495 Delayed Quote.0.03%
ON SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION 2.55% 37.45 Delayed Quote.11.58%
POWER INTEGRATIONS, INC. 3.15% 77.03 Delayed Quote.-5.90%
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS 2.39% 183.27 Delayed Quote.9.05%
TOP GLOBAL LIMITED 0.00% 0.39 End-of-day quote.168.97%
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