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Hopes for US-China trade talks help push Asian shares higher

Dec. 11, 2018 9:22 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Wednesday amid hopes for U.S.-China trade talks. ASIA'S DAY: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 1.7 percent in early trading to 21,501.95. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 edged up 0.8 percent to 5,618.70. South Korea's Kospi was up nearly 1.0 percent at 2,073.20. Hong Kong's Hang...

Asian shares mixed on concerns over trade, economic outlook

Dec. 10, 2018 10:52 PM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed Tuesday in narrow trading on doubts that U.S. and China can manage to resolve their festering trade dispute. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 0.4 percent to 21,127.00 and South Korea's Kospi added less than 0.1 percent to 2,055.07. Hong Kong's Hang...

Stocks drop 4 percent in rocky week on trade, growth worries

Dec. 7, 2018 6:25 PM EST

Wall Street capped a turbulent week of trading Friday with the biggest weekly loss since March as traders fret over rising trade tensions between Washington and Beijing and signals of slower economic growth. The latest wave of selling erased more than 550 points from the Dow Jones Industrial Average, bringing its...

Asian shares rise on Wall Street gains amid trade friction

Dec. 6, 2018 10:42 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Friday after gains on Wall Street but investors continued to watch for news about U.S.-China trade friction. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.1 percent to 21,524.02, and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.5 percent to 5,685.50 in early...

Asia shares sink after Wall Street sell-off

Dec. 4, 2018 11:05 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks sank Wednesday after Wall Street plunged amid confusion about what Washington and Beijing agreed to in a tariff cease-fire. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng index fell 1.6 percent to 26,840.74 points and the Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.7 percent to 2,647.55. Tokyo's...

Asian stocks slip on worries over US-China tariffs truce

Dec. 3, 2018 10:46 PM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Tuesday as investors questioned if a 90-day truce in a tariffs battle will allow the U.S. and China to resolve a range of issues from technology development to trade. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index shed 1.0 percent to 22,356.80 and the Kospi in South...

Stocks climb as investors hope for Trump-Xi trade progress

Nov. 30, 2018 5:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks climbed again Friday as President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping of China prepared to meet and discuss trade, a meeting investors hope will start to resolve the two nations' trade dispute. The U.S. market jumped this week after falling to a six-month low the week before. The...

Asian shares rise despite Trump's latest talk on tariffs

Nov. 26, 2018 10:46 PM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets clocked more gains Tuesday ahead of a meeting between the U.S. and China at the Group of 20 summit this week, despite President Donald Trump's comments that it's "highly unlikely" he'll hold off on raising tariffs as Beijing requested. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei...

S&P 500 slides into 'correction' for second time this year

Nov. 23, 2018 3:30 PM EST

U.S. stocks closed lower after a shortened session Friday, bumping the benchmark S&P 500 index into a correction, or drop of 10 percent below its most recent all-time high in September. Energy companies led the market slide as the price of U.S. crude oil tumbled to its lowest level in more than a year,...

Asian shares fall on sign of escalating US-China tensions

Nov. 20, 2018 10:36 PM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets fell on Wednesday after a trade dispute between the U.S. and China stalled a weekend meeting, dimming hopes that it could be resolved once their leaders meet. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 dropped 0.6 percent to 21,447.53 and the Kospi in South Korea was down...