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Asian stocks stumble on doubts over US-China trade deal

Mar. 22, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly lower on Friday as caution set in ahead of U.S.-China trade talks in Beijing next week. The Shanghai Composite index gave up 0.8 percent to 3,077.56 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost 0.5 percent to 28,913.55. The Kospi in South Korea was flat at 2,184.94. Japan's...

European shares shaken by Brexit jitters after gains in Asia

Mar. 21, 2019 8:47 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly lower in Europe on Thursday and headed for a lower open on Wall Street amid Brexit uncertainties and after the Federal Reserve promised not to raise interest rates this year. Britain's FTSE 100 added 0.3 percent to 7,311, while the DAX in Germany lost 0.9 percent to...

Asian shares gain as Fed says it will hold off on rate hikes

Mar. 21, 2019 1:48 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares in Asia were mostly higher on Thursday after the Federal Reserve said it has ruled out interest rate increases for this year. The Shanghai Composite index advanced 0.6 percent to 3,109.48 while Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.2 percent to 29,365.55. South Korea's Kospi climbed 0.3...

World markets mostly lower as investors await Fed report

Mar. 20, 2019 8:44 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly falling in Europe after a lackluster day of trading in Asia and U.S. markets appeared set for a slightly higher open ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy statement. Germany's DAX sank 1.2 percent to 11,644, dragged down by a profit warning by BMW and a court ruling...

Asian markets trend lower, tracking Wall St losses

Mar. 20, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Markets in Asia are mostly lower after a lackluster day of trading on Wall Street. Mixed signals on the progress of China-U.S. trade talks also revived caution in Chinese markets. The Shanghai Composite lost 1 percent to 3,059.17 in early trading Wednesday and Hong Kong's Hang Seng fell 0.5...

Swimmer Kenneth To dies at 26 while training in Florida

Mar. 19, 2019 7:03 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Kenneth To, a swimmer who won a silver medal for Australia at the 2013 world championships, has died after becoming ill while training in Florida. He was 26. To won six medals for Australia at the 2010 Youth Olympics in Singapore, including gold in the 400-meter medley. At the 2013 worlds...

Asian shares mixed in muted trading ahead of US Fed meeting

Mar. 18, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed in muted trading Tuesday as investors awaited the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting later in the week. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 0.3 percent to 21,528.23 in early trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 edged down 0.1 percent to 6,182.10. South Korea's Kospi inched down...

Global shares rise as investors watch US-China trade talks

Mar. 18, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — European shares were mixed by midday while Asian markets closed higher on Monday as investors awaited signs the U.S. and China could be making progress in negotiations on resolving the trade war between the two biggest economies. France's CAC 40 was unchanged at 5,405. Germany's DAX slid 0.2...

Hong Kong subway partly suspended after overnight crash

Mar. 18, 2019 2:59 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Service has been suspended on part of one of Hong Kong's main subway lines after an overnight crash during equipment testing. Hong Kong media reports say the driver of one train injured his leg in the early Monday morning accident, and the other had smoke inhalation. Both were taken to a...

Asian shares advance as investors watch US-China trade talks

Mar. 18, 2019 12:20 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Shares rose in Asia on Monday as investors awaited signs the U.S. and China could be making progress in negotiations on resolving the trade war between the two biggest economies. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.7 percent in morning trading to 21,591.90. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose...