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Asian shares up on trade optimism as Trump hints of Xi talks

Jun. 19, 2019 3:02 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday on optimism about trade after President Donald Trump said he will talk with the Chinese leader later this month in Japan. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 1.7% to finish at 21,333.87. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 1.2% to 6,648.10. South Korea's...

Asian shares up on trade optimism as Trump hints of Xi talks

Jun. 18, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday on optimism about trade after President Donald Trump said he will talk with the Chinese leader later this month in Japan. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 1.7% to 21,321.17 in early trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 1.0% to 6,637.70. South...

Quake shakes NW Japan, causes 21 injuries and minor damage

Jun. 18, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful earthquake jolted northwestern Japan late Tuesday, causing minor injuries to 21 people and a brief evacuation of coastal homes until the risk of a tsunami passed. Store floors were littered with goods that fell off shelves, and roofs of homes showed bare spots where tiles had shaken...

England and Japan to meet in rematch of 2015 semifinal

Jun. 18, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — England was overjoyed to make it to the semifinals of the Women's World Cup four years ago, an overachievement the squad believed, so the eliminating loss to Japan wasn't a surprise or a bitter disappointment. Much has changed in mentality and quality of play since, and England no longer is...

Trump says he'll talk trade with Xi next week in Japan

Jun. 18, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he'll hold trade talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping next week at a summit of nations in Japan. And U.S. and Chinese negotiators will resume talks before the leaders meet. Financial markets greeted the news with relief Tuesday. The Dow Jones Industrial...

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake hits off northwestern Japan, tsunami warning issued

Jun. 18, 2019 9:35 AM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — Magnitude 6.8 earthquake hits off northwestern Japan, tsunami warning issued.

World shares rise after ECB says rate cuts possible

Jun. 18, 2019 7:53 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Global shares rose Tuesday after the president of the European Central Bank said it was ready to cut interest rates and provide stimulus if the economy needed it. Traders also focused on upcoming rate decisions by the U.S. Federal Reserve and the British and Japanese central banks this...

Japan pushes 300 North Korean boats out of fishing grounds

Jun. 18, 2019 3:43 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese coast guard said Tuesday its patrol boats have been pushing back hundreds of North Korean boats trying to poach in fishing grounds rich with squid off Japan's northern coast. More than 300 North Korean boats have been forced out of Japan's exclusive economic zone near Yamatotai...

Global shares mixed as investors look ahead to Fed rates

Jun. 17, 2019 8:14 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets traded in fairly narrow ranges Monday as investors awaited a run of interest rate decisions, notably from the U.S. Federal Reserve, and more clarity over the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. The week will likely be dominated by central banks with those from...

Japan protests Chinese activity near disputed islands

Jun. 17, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has protested what is says was an unauthorized Chinese maritime survey within its economic waters near disputed East China Sea islands, officials said Monday. Japan's Foreign Ministry said it lodged a protest with Beijing after a Chinese maritime research ship was seen dropping a...