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Stocks close broadly lower on Wall Street; trade in focus

Dec. 9, 2019 5:15 PM EST

Stocks closed modestly lower on Wall Street Monday as losses in technology, health care and financial companies outweighed gains elsewhere in the market. The selling snapped a three-day winning streak for the S&P 500 and wiped out the index's 0.2% gain last week. Trading was mostly muted as investors looked...

Stocks slip as investors weigh outlook for US-China trade

Dec. 9, 2019 8:10 AM EST

Tokyo (AP) — Stock markets weakened during European trading on Monday as investors weighed the possibility of more U.S. tariffs on China and the outlook for negotiations on the trade dispute. A Chinese official said that Beijing wants a prompt settlement of its trade war with Washington as another U.S....

Asian shares rise after buying mood on Wall Street ends week

Dec. 9, 2019 12:18 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Monday, cheered by a wave of buying late last week on Wall Street that was spurred by strong U.S. jobs numbers and optimism over China-U.S. trade. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 edged up 0.4% in early trading to 23,439.13, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 added...

Stocks advance as investors eyes jobs report, trade talks

Dec. 6, 2019 8:05 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Global shares rose Friday as investors awaited what's expected to be a healthy U.S. jobs report, while monitoring the China-U.S. trade talks as more tariffs are due to go into effect this month. One sign that talks between the world's two biggest economies could be thawing came Friday when...

Asian shares advance after meager gains on Wall Street

Dec. 5, 2019 11:22 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares swung higher in Asia on Friday after a wobbly day of trading on Wall Street as investors awaited a U.S. government jobs report and kept an eye out for developments in China-U.S. trade talks. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose 0.7% to 26,401.47, while the Nikkei 225 in Japan picked up...

Global shares rise on optimism about US-China trade deal

Dec. 5, 2019 8:27 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares mostly rose Thursday amid renewed hopes that a U.S. trade deal with China may be near despite recent tough talk from President Donald Trump. After Asian markets largely closed higher, France’s CAC 40 added nearly 0.7% to 5,839, while Germany’s DAX inched up less...

Asian shares rise on optimism about US-China trade deal

Dec. 4, 2019 9:51 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were rising Thursday amid renewed hopes a U.S. trade deal with China may be nearing, despite tough recent talk from President Donald Trump. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.7% to 23,300.03 in early trading, while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 added nearly 1.0% to...

Global stocks turn higher on renewed trade hopes

Dec. 4, 2019 8:29 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets turned higher on Wednesday on hopes that negotiations toward a U.S.-China trade deal are proceeding despite tough rhetoric from U.S. President Donald Trump. Sentiment improved during European trading hours, with indexes and Wall Street futures pushing higher. Trump said...

Asian stocks follow Wall Street lower on trade worries

Dec. 4, 2019 12:11 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower Wednesday after President Donald Trump cast doubt over the potential for a trade deal with China this year. Benchmarks in Tokyo and Hong Kong fell more than 1% while Shanghai and South Korea also retreated. Trump said he has "no deadline" for a...

Stocks fall as Trump downplays chances of China trade deal

Dec. 3, 2019 8:03 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares turned lower on Tuesday amid pessimism over a standoff between the U.S. and China and new tensions between the U.S. and France on tariffs. President Donald Trump appeared to downplay the chances for a deal to end the U.S.-China trade war before the end of the year. Speaking in...