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Wobbly week for US stocks; 2nd weekly drop for S&P 500

May. 17, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

Stocks fell broadly on Wall Street Friday as investor jitters over the heated trade war between the world's two biggest economies overshadowed encouraging developments in conflicts between the U.S. and other key trading partners. The sell-off gained strength in the last hour of trading, handing the benchmark...

World shares fall as Huawei sanctions stir trade fears

May. 17, 2019 7:30 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Global markets were mostly lower on Friday amid worries that U.S. economic sanctions on Huawei may cast a pall on trade negotiations with China. Germany's DAX slid 0.8% to 12,215.20 and the CAC 40 in France lost 0.5% to 5,418.70. Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.5% to 7,319.61. Stocks in the U.S....

Asian shares mixed as Huawei sanctions stir trade fears

May. 16, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Friday amid worries that U.S. economic sanctions on Huawei would cast a pall on trade negotiations with China. Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 0.4% to 28,161.89 while Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 jumped 1.6% to 21,391.53. The Kospi in South Korea added 0.2% to...

Stocks resilient in face of latest US trade moves

May. 16, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Stocks recovered their poise Thursday after dropping over President Donald Trump's decision to limit U.S. exports to foreign telecoms companies, an order that appeared aimed squarely at China. In Europe, Germany's DAX was up 0.9% to 12,204 while the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares...

EU fines banks over $1 billion over foreign exchange cartel

May. 16, 2019 6:25 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union regulators have fined five banks a total of more than 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) for colluding in the trade of large sums of foreign currency. The European Commission said Thursday that investigators found that some bank employees in charge of spot trading in 11...

Pakistan's currency reaches all-time low against US dollar

May. 16, 2019 6:25 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's currency has reached a new all-time low against the dollar after the government last week reached a preliminary agreement with the IMF for $6 billion bailout. The Pakistani rupee dropped to 147 rupees to the dollar on Thursday morning. The rupee was traded at 141 to the dollar...

Asian stocks mixed on trade jitters, reported tariff delay

May. 15, 2019 11:26 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Thursday amid worries over trade tensions, leavened by media reports that President Donald Trump may delay a decision on auto tariffs. On Wall Street, a promising update on the Trump administration's efforts to reach a trade deal with Canada and Mexico by Treasury...

Global stocks subdued as trade dispute remains in focus

May. 15, 2019 7:55 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Stock markets mostly turned lower in European trading Wednesday over the trade dispute between the U.S. and China, even though President Donald Trump said a settlement was still possible. London's FTSE 100 slipped 0.1% to 7,235 while France's CAC 40 shed 0.4% to 5,321. Despite a report that...

Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher

May. 15, 2019 12:48 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks followed Wall Street higher on Wednesday after President Donald Trump downplayed his escalating tariff war with Beijing and said a settlement is possible. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney advanced as investors mulled the likely costs of U.S. and Chinese tariff...

Stock markets stabilize after tumble over trade dispute

May. 14, 2019 7:18 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — World stock markets turned higher on Tuesday, stabilizing after heavy losses on Wall Street, as investors monitor the escalating dispute between China and the U.S. over trade. The FTSE 100 in Britain rose 0.9% to 7,230, while France's CAC 40 advanced 1.2% to 5,324. Germany's DAX advanced...