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Japan digital currency exchange hacked, losing $60 million

Sep. 20, 2018 2:41 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Hackers have stolen 6.7 billion yen ($60 million) worth of cryptocurrencies from a Japanese digital currency exchange, the operators said Thursday. Tech Bureau Corp. said a server for its Zaif exchange was hacked for two hours last week, and some digital currencies got unlawfully relayed from...

Asian shares track optimism on Wall Street over tariffs

Sep. 19, 2018 11:28 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher on Thursday with narrow trading after news of a fresh round of tariffs by the U.S. on $200 billion in Chinese goods received a muted reaction on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 was flat at 23,672.91, ahead of the ruling Liberal Democratic...

Global shares rise as traders shrug off new China-US tariffs

Sep. 19, 2018 4:37 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mostly higher Wednesday despite jitters over the escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 edged up 0.3 percent to 5,380.16, while Germany's DAX gained 0.2 percent to 12,185.36. Britain's FTSE 100 was flat at 7,301.46. U.S. shares...

Asian shares rise as traders shrug off new China-US tariffs

Sep. 19, 2018 12:06 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday, despite jitters over the escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 1.4 percent in early trading to 23,741.29. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.4 percent to 6,195.70. South Korea's Kospi...

Global stocks shrug off Trump's latest tariffs on China

Sep. 18, 2018 8:00 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets, particularly those in Asia, shrugged off the widely anticipated announcement of further U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods. KEEPING SCORE: Following big gains in Asia, such as a 1.4 percent increase in Japan's Nikkei 225 stock average, the rebound stalled in Europe. France's...

Asian shares mixed as Trump orders new tariffs on China

Sep. 17, 2018 11:55 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed on Tuesday after President Donald Trump ordered tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods, ramping up tensions between the world's top two economies. Investors have been expecting the move, even as U.S. officials proposed a new round of talks with their Chinese...

Renewed US tariff fears stalk global stock markets

Sep. 17, 2018 8:13 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets started the new week on a soft note as investors waited to see if the U.S. slaps tariffs on another $200 billion-worth of Chinese goods. Oil prices rose, meanwhile, as heavy storms battered both countries. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France's CAC 40 was flat at 5,353 while...

Asian shares fall on fears over US-China tariffs standoff

Sep. 16, 2018 11:58 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Monday on reports that President Donald Trump will soon place tariffs on $200 billion more of Chinese goods, even as officials worked to iron out tensions between the world's two largest economies. KEEPING SCORE: South Korea's Kospi fell 0.8 percent to...

Small-company stocks shine on an otherwise ho-hum day

Sep. 14, 2018 4:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks hardly moved Friday as the market wrapped up a solid week. Smaller companies rose following signs of sustained economic growth and reports that more tariffs on Chinese goods could be on the way. Stocks rose in early trading after the Federal Reserve said production of cars and...

Stocks continue to rise on hopes for trade war cease-fire

Sep. 14, 2018 7:21 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets rose further on Friday on hopes that the United States and China will call time-out in their escalating trade feud. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 was up 0.3 percent at 5,344, while Germany' DAX rose 0.3 percent to 12,089. Britain's FTSE 100 also gained 0.3 percent, to...