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Global stocks mixed as Chinese economy slows

Oct. 19, 2018 7:13 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks were mixed Friday after data showed Chinese economic growth slowed more than expected but officials moved to shore up the country's markets. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX lost 0.3 percent to 11,556 and France's CAC-40 sank 0.8 percent to 5,078. London's FTSE 100 was flat at...

Asian stocks tumble after Wall Street skids, China slows

Oct. 18, 2018 11:52 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets sank Friday after Wall Street declined on losses for tech and industrial stocks and Chinese economic growth slowed. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index fell 1.1 percent to 22,411.33 and Seoul's Kospi shed 0.3 percent to 2,141.06. The Shanghai Composite Index was flat...

Asian shares up on hopes that US, China will solve dispute

Oct. 16, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher on Tuesday, though Chinese benchmarks fell after the government reported inflation rose for the fourth straight month. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.3 percent to 22,317.06. The Kospi in South Korea recovered 0.1 percent to 2,145.71....

Global stocks mostly slip on continuing global trade worries

Oct. 15, 2018 7:58 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks mostly slipped Monday as investors continued to worry about global trade and prospects for economic growth. The price of oil rose amid tensions over Saudi Arabia, a major crude exporter. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 lost 0.2 percent to 5,087, while Britain's FTSE 100 was down...

Asian stocks slip on continuing global trade worries

Oct. 14, 2018 11:34 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks slipped Monday, as investor worries continued about global trade tensions and prospects for economic growth. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 dipped 1.2 percent to 22,426.32, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 slipped nearly 1.1 percent in early trading to 5,832.00....

Yastremska wins maiden WTA Title In Hong Kong

Oct. 14, 2018 6:25 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Ukrainian teen Dayana Yastremska won her maiden WTA title by upsetting sixth-seeded Wang Qiang of China 6-2, 6-1 in 65 minutes at the Hong Kong Open on Sunday. The 18-year-old was playing in her first career WTA final in only her 11th career appearance in the WTA tournament main draw....

China's best to play Ukrainian teen for Hong Kong WTA title

Oct. 13, 2018 8:47 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Wang Qiang, the best Chinese women's player in tennis with a ranking of No. 24, will play Ukrainian teen Dayana Yastremska for a third career title at the Hong Kong Open on Sunday. Wang posted two upset victories on Saturday by first finishing her rain-postponed quarterfinal against...

Activists criticize Hong Kong's ban of legislative candidate

Oct. 13, 2018 12:36 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Activists are protesting Hong Kong's disqualification of a legislative candidate on the grounds that she advocated self-determination for the Chinese territory. Lau Siu-lai, who was stripped of her seat in the Hong Kong legislature last year, was barred by the government on Friday from...

Rain saves Svitolina in Hong Kong quarterfinals

Oct. 12, 2018 10:22 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Top-seeded Elina Svitolina of the Ukraine was close to bowing out of the Hong Kong Open when rain disrupted the quarterfinals on Friday. Sixth-seeded Wang Qiang of China was leading Svitolina 6-2, 5-2, and serving at 15-30, when their match was suspended until Saturday. Svitolina entered...

Asian markets mixed on strong Chinese trade data

Oct. 11, 2018 11:57 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Friday as better-than-expected Chinese trade data gave some markets a breather from worries about the impact of punitive tariffs. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 racked up more losses after falling almost 4 percent in the previous day. The index...