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Asian shares buoyed by US earnings, upbeat talk on China

Jan. 24, 2019 1:51 AM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher on Thursday as positive U.S. earnings reports reassured investors that the world's largest economy was on track. Comments by a top Chinese official buoyed trading too, but poor Japanese data for the second straight day weighed on the Nikkei 225 index....

Asian shares buoyed by US earnings, upbeat talk on China

Jan. 23, 2019 11:31 PM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher on Thursday as positive U.S. earnings reports reassured investors that the world's largest economy was on track. Poor Japanese data for the second straight day weighed on the Nikkei 225 index. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite index gained 0.5 percent to...

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Jan. 23, 2019 5:01 PM EST

U.S. stock indexes spent Wednesday drifting and finished with small gains. While big companies continue to report strong profit growth, investors aren't sure how much longer it will last. On Wednesday: The S&P 500 index gained 5.80 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,638.70. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose...

Markets Right Now: US stock indexes end with meager gains

Jan. 23, 2019 4:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Major stock indexes wound up slightly higher after a day of wandering between small gains and losses. Consumer products makers rose Wednesday, led by a 4.9 percent jump in Procter & Gamble after the company...

World markets cautious on worries over US-China talks

Jan. 23, 2019 7:18 AM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — World stock markets were subdued Wednesday as news of possible hiccups in U.S.-China trade talks ratcheted up growth worries. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX was up 0.1 percent to 11,102 and the CAC 40 in France rose 0.3 percent to 4,860. Britain's FTSE 100 was 0.3 percent lower at 6,878....

Asian shares meander on worries over US-China trade talks

Jan. 22, 2019 11:17 PM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were flat in subdued trading Wednesday as Japan reported weak export data and news surfaced of possible hiccups in China-U.S. trade talks. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index was less than 0.1 percent higher at 20,631.54 and South Korea's Kospi rose 0.3 percent to...

40 years after his "folly," Bogle's index funds reign

Jan. 22, 2019 7:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Forty years ago, the thought of buying a stock index fund was ridiculed. Why would anyone be satisfied with an investment that promised nothing more than the same return as the market? Later this year, however, U.S. stock index funds may for the first time control more in assets than mutual...

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

Jan. 22, 2019 4:49 PM EST

Stocks fell sharply Tuesday following new signs the global economy is weakening and reports of difficulties in trade talks between the U.S. and China. That broke a four-day winning streak for U.S. indexes. On Monday: The S&P 500 index gave up 37.81 points, or 1.4 percent, to 2,632.90. The Dow Jones Industrial...

Markets Right Now: Stocks skid on economic growth worries

Jan. 22, 2019 4:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks are closing with sharp losses amid new signs the global economy is slowing. The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday cut its 2019 growth forecast, pointing to heightened trade tensions and rising interest...

World shares retreat on fears of global, Chinese slowdown

Jan. 22, 2019 7:18 AM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets fell Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund trimmed its global outlook for 2019 and 2020 and China said its economy grew at the slowest pace in nearly 30 years. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX gave up 0.5 percent to 11,076 and France's CAC 40 was down 0.7 percent at...