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Asian stocks mixed on poor Japanese data, growth fears

Jan. 15, 2019 11:20 PM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed on Wednesday as poor Japanese data and worries about global growth put a damper on trading. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index slipped 0.6 percent to 20,430.73 while South Korea's Kospi added 0.3 percent to 2,102.45. Hong Kong's Hang Seng fell 0.3 percent to...

US stocks drift in a quiet close to another winning week

Jan. 11, 2019 4:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes nestled a hair lower on Friday after the falling price of oil weighed on energy companies, but the S&P 500 nevertheless closed out its third straight winning week following a brutal stretch in December. It was a day full of broken streaks — oil fell for the...

Industrials lead US stocks higher again; Macy's nosedives

Jan. 10, 2019 5:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A day of back-and-forth trading Thursday ended with the fifth gain in a row for U.S. stocks. Industrial companies like Boeing and General Electric rose while retailers fell as Macy's suffered its biggest loss of all time. Stocks struggled in the early going and the Dow Jones Industrial...

Asian markets settle after rallying on US-China trade hopes

Jan. 9, 2019 11:18 PM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly lower Thursday as U.S. and Chinese officials wrapped up three days of talks in Beijing without significant breakthroughs. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index, which closed up 1.1 percent on Wednesday, retreated 1.4 percent to 20,141.93. The Kospi in South...

Asian shares rally on hopes for China-US trade breakthrough

Jan. 9, 2019 12:06 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares extended gains in Asia on hopes for progress in resolving the tariffs battle between the U.S. and China as talks appeared to have been extended in Beijing. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index gained 1.3 percent to 20,472.79 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng jumped 2.5 percent to...

Asian shares mixed amid silence on China-US trade talks

Jan. 7, 2019 11:38 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Tuesday as officials kept silent on talks in Beijing aimed at resolving trade tensions with the U.S. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index gained 1.1 percent to 20,251.42 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong added 0.3 percent to 25,905.82. Australia's S&P ASX 200...

Stocks swing to huge gains after jobs report, trade talks

Jan. 4, 2019 8:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Global stocks soared Friday and reversed the big losses they suffered just a day earlier. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied 746 points in the latest twist in a wild three months for markets. Hopes for progress in the U.S.-China trade dispute, a strong report on the U.S. jobs market...

Japanese shares skid, Shanghai surges after Wall St sell-off

Jan. 3, 2019 11:36 PM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — Japanese shares tumbled and Shanghai's benchmark surged Friday as Asian markets steadied following a technology-led sell-off on Wall Street. The Nikkei 225 index started its first trading day of 2019 by falling more than 3 percent. By midday, it was trading 2.8 percent lower at 19,465.36...

Asia shares mixed, Shanghai gains after Apple sales warning

Jan. 2, 2019 10:55 PM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed on Thursday after tumbling more than 1 percent on the first trading day of 2019. Apple downgraded its sales projections, citing slowing Chinese growth, hitting technology shares in South Korea and Taiwan. The Japanese yen, seen as a relatively safe asset,...

US stocks end dismal, volatile year on a bright note

Dec. 31, 2018 9:53 PM EST

Wall Street closed out a dismal, turbulent year for stocks on a bright note Monday, but still finished 2018 with the worst showing in a decade. After setting a series of records through the late summer and early fall, major U.S. indexes fell sharply after early October, leaving them all in the red for the year....