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7:19am ET, 9/16/2019 - Wall Street Leans Back Pre-Bell; Futures Red, Europe Lower, Asia Off
Wall Street pre-bell Monday was leaning back, with US stock index futures pointing to an opening bell off perhaps 0.40% from Friday's close, after the Saturday drone attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia. Pre-market, light crude on the NYMEX traded up 8.6%, but remained under $60 a barrel. European bourses were lower, and Asian exchanges closed muted but mostly lower. Beijing reported August industrial production up 4.4% year-over-year, less than expected. General Motors (GM) faces its first labor strike in 12 years. Bitcoin was trading at $10,302, oil traded at $59.55, and 10-year US Treasuries offered 1.90%. Gold was steady near $1,500 an ounce.

On the thin economic calendar is the Federal Reserve's Empire State manufacturing survey, at 8:30 am ET.

Renesola (SOL) reports earnings pre-bell.

In the futures, the S&P 500 was off 0.41%, the Nasdaq was down 0.61% and the Dow Jones fell 0.42%

In Europe, the British FTSE 100 was off 0.20%, the French CAC was down 0.76%, and the German DAX fell 0.58%.

Asian stock markets were mixed but mostly lower after the drone attacks, which could reduce global oil supplies by 5%. The Asian Pacific is an oil-importing region. Hong Kong fell back, Shanghai was steady and Tokyo was closed for a holiday. Other regional exchanges were uneven. Asian regional stock markets as a group, as measured by the MSCI Asia Apex 50, slipped 0.10%. In Seoul, securities exchanges opened after a four-day weekend, with the Kospi rising 0.64%.

The Hong Kong Hang Seng Index opened lower and slipped in trading, finishing down 0.83%. Oil issues soared. Pro-democracy protesters again returned to the streets of Hong Kong over the weekend, for sometimes violent confrontations with police or others.

The Hong Seng fell 228.14 to 27,124.55, as losing issues outnumbered gainers 42 to seven.

Leading the upside were state oil-giant CNOOC (883:HK), up 7.4%, followed by PetroChina (857:HK), up 4.3%, and then China Petroleum & Chemical (386:HK), up 1.8%.

On the downside were the Macau gaming houses, Galaxy Entertainment (27;HK), off 2.3%, and Sands China (1928:HK), also off 2.3%.

On the mainland, the Shanghai Composite fell 0.02% to 3030.75.

In economic news, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said it will be "very difficult" for China to obtain 6% annual GDP growth rate in the current global climate, in an interview with Russian media posted on an official China website on Sunday. Beijing has targeted a 6.0% to 6.5% growth rate in Sino GDP for 2019.

On the other exchanges, the Taiwan TWSE inclined 0.65%; the Australian ASX 200 edged up 0.06%; the Singapore Straits Times Index fell 0.24%, and the Thai Set inclined 0.06%. In late trading in Mumbai, the Sensex was off 0.70%.

6:42am ET, 9/16/2019 - ADR Top % Movers in Pre-Market Trading
ADR Top % Movers in Pre-Market Trading

Gainers

RDS-A +2.7%

RDS-B +2.5%

BP +4.2%

BBL +0.4%

Losers

CUK -3.2%

TEVA -1.6%

HSBC -1.5%

CS -1.5%

NOK -1.3%

VOD -0.2%

Price: 58.39, Change: +1.52, Percent Change: +2.67

6:23am ET, 9/16/2019 - Asian Stock Markets Mixed, Lower After Saturday Attack on Saudi Oil Facilities
Asian stock markets were mixed but mostly lower after the Saturday drone attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, which may reduce global oil supplies by 5%. The Asian Pacific is an oil-importing region. Hong Kong fell back, Shanghai was steady and Tokyo was closed for a holiday. Other regional exchanges were uneven. Asian regional stock markets as a group, as measured by the MSCI Asia Apex 50, slipped 0.10%. In Seoul, securities exchanges opened after a four-day weekend, with the Kospi rising 0.64%.

The Hong Kong Hang Seng Index opened lower and slipped in trading, finishing down 0.83%. Oil issues soared. Pro-democracy protesters again returned to the streets of Hong Kong over the weekend, for sometimes violent confrontations with police or others.

The Hong Seng fell 228.14 to 27,124.55, as losing issues outnumbered gainers 42 to seven.

Leading the upside were state oil-giant CNOOC (883:HK), up 7.4%, followed by PetroChina (857:HK), up 4.3%, and then China Petroleum & Chemical (386:HK), up 1.8%.

On the downside were the Macau gaming houses, Galaxy Entertainment (27;HK), off 2.3%, and Sands China (1928:HK), also off 2.3%.

On the mainland, the Shanghai Composite fell 0.02% to 3030.75.

In economic news, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said it will be "very difficult" for China to obtain 6% annual GDP growth rate in the current global climate, in an interview with Russian media posted on an official China website on Sunday. Beijing has targeted a 6.0% to 6.5% growth rate in Sino GDP for 2019.

On the other exchanges, the Taiwan TWSE inclined 0.65%; the Australian ASX 200 edged up 0.06%; the Singapore Straits Times Index fell 0.24%, and the Thai Set inclined 0.06%. In late trading in Mumbai, the Sensex was off 0.70%.

6:14am ET, 9/16/2019 - Hong Kong Hang Seng Down 0.83%, Shanghai Steady After Saudi Oil Attack
The Hong Kong Hang Seng Index opened lower Monday and slipped in trading, finishing down 0.83% after the Saturday drone attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, which may cut global crude supplies by 5%. Oil issues soared in Hong Kong. Pro-democracy protesters again returned to the streets of Hong Kong over the weekend, for sometimes violent confrontations with police or others.

The Hong Seng fell 228.14 to 27,124.55, as losing issues outnumbered gainers 42 to seven.

Leading the upside were state oil-giant CNOOC (883:HK), up 7.4%, followed by PetroChina (857:HK), up 4.3%, and then China Petroleum & Chemical (386:HK), up 1.8%.

On the downside were the Macau gaming houses, Galaxy Entertainment (27;HK), off 2.3%, and Sands China (1928:HK), also off 2.3%.

On the mainland, the Shanghai Composite slipped 0.02% to 3030.75.

In economic news, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said it will be "very difficult" for China to obtain 6% annual GDP growth rate in the current global climate, in an interview with Russian media posted on an official China website on Sunday. Beijing has targeted a 6.0% to 6.5% growth rate in Sino GDP for 2019.

5:28am ET, 9/16/2019 - --Japanese Securities Exchanges Closed for Holiday