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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....

China grants Ivanka Trump 5 trademarks amid trade talks

Jan. 21, 2019 10:05 PM EST

SHANGHAI (AP) — The Chinese government has granted Ivanka Trump's company preliminary approval for another five trademarks this month, as her father's administration pushes ahead on trade negotiations with China. Four trademarks, including child care centers, sunglasses and wedding dresses, were approved...

China seems to confirm scientist's gene-edited babies claim

Jan. 21, 2019 9:44 PM EST

Chinese authorities appear to have confirmed a scientist's unpublished claim that he helped make the world's first gene-edited babies and that a second pregnancy is underway, and say he could face consequences for his work. China's official Xinhua News Agency said Monday that investigators in Guangdong province...

More than 100 China experts urge China to release Canadians

Jan. 21, 2019 7:32 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — More than 100 academics and former diplomats are calling on China to release two Canadians who have been detained in apparent retaliation for the arrest of a top Chinese tech executive in Canada. The letter by a wide array of China experts from around the world is addressed to Chinese...

UN forecasts global economic growth around 3 percent in 2019

Jan. 21, 2019 6:23 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The global economy will grow around 3 percent annually in 2019 and 2020, but waning support for multilateralism, escalating trade disputes, increasing debt and rising climate risks are clouding prospects, the United Nations said Monday. The U.N.'s report, the World Economic Situation...

Survey: CEO pessimism on economy spreads after upbeat 2018

Jan. 21, 2019 12:49 PM EST

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — A survey of hundreds of corporate leaders shows "a record jump in pessimism" about the world economy, with sentiment doused by trade spats, a global downturn and fading benefits from U.S. President Donald Trump's tax cuts. Consulting firm PwC says the latest edition of its annual...

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...

World economy forecast to slow in 2019 amid trade tensions

Jan. 21, 2019 11:15 AM EST

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The world economy absorbed more bad news Monday: The International Monetary Fund cut its growth forecast for 2019. And China, the world's second-biggest economy, said it had slowed to its weakest pace since 1990. The IMF cut its estimate for global growth this year to 3.5 percent,...

Li Na, Mary Pierce, Kafelnikov head to Tennis Hall of Fame

Jan. 21, 2019 11:11 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Li Na already was the first tennis player born in Asia to win a Grand Slam singles title. Now she will be the first enshrined in the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Li was joined by Mary Pierce and Yevgeny Kafelnikov in the hall's Class of 2019, which was announced Monday at...

China says doctor behind gene-edited babies acted on his own

Jan. 21, 2019 7:44 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese investigators have determined that the doctor behind the reported birth of two babies whose genes had been edited in hopes of making them resistant to the AIDS virus acted on his own and will be punished for any violations of the law, a state media report said Monday. Investigators...