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Signs of a weaker global economy send stocks sharply lower

Jan. 22, 2019 1:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks across the world are down Tuesday following new signs the global economy is weakening. The International Monetary Fund trimmed its economic forecasts for 2019 and 2020 and pointed to risks including trade tensions and rising interest rates. China's government said its economy grew in...

Markets Right Now: Stocks slip on economic growth worries

Jan. 22, 2019 11:57 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Stocks are extending losses on Wall Street 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...

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

Jan. 22, 2019 11:05 AM 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...

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...

Asian shares decline on concerns over global, China slowdown

Jan. 21, 2019 11:24 PM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly lower on Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund trimmed its global outlook for 2019 and 2020. The downgrade came after China said its economy grew at the slowest pace in 30 years in the last quarter of 2018. Wall Street was closed for a holiday on Monday....

Stocks subdued as Chinese growth falls to weakest since '90

Jan. 21, 2019 11:56 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — World stocks were subdued Monday after China reported its slowest economic expansion in 30 years and the International Monetary Fund cut its forecasts for global growth this year. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX fell 0.6 percent to close at 11,136.20 while the CAC 40 in France slipped 0.2...

Asian markets advance on optimism over China-US trade

Jan. 20, 2019 10:12 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares in Asia rose Monday, extending gains on Wall Street last week. Buying enthusiasm has been spurred by renewed hopes for progress on resolving the trade standoff between the U.S. and China. Shares rose in Shanghai and Hong Kong early Monday despite news that China's economy grew at its...

Stocks keep climbing as hopes for US-China trade deal rise

Jan. 18, 2019 5:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks in the U.S. and Europe jumped Friday as renewed hopes for progress in trade talks between the U.S. and China helped the markets finish the week with another strong gain. Indexes jumped after Bloomberg News reported that China's government offered to buy more goods and services from...

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Jan. 18, 2019 4:29 PM EST

Stocks in the U.S. and Europe jumped Friday as renewed hopes for progress in trade talks between the U.S. and China helped the markets finish the week with another strong gain. On Friday: The S&P 500 index leaped 34.75 points, or 1.3 percent, to 2,670.71. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 336.25...

Markets Right Now: Stocks gain as US-China trade hopes rise

Jan. 18, 2019 4:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks are closing higher Friday as renewed hopes for progress in trade talks between the U.S. and China contribute to optimism on Wall Street. Bloomberg News reported that China's government offered to buy more...