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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2019, file photo a pair of specialists work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Investments around the world were all winners in 2019 as central banks unleashed more stimulus to bolster the global economy against the damage created by President Donald Trump’s trade war. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Markets in 2019: record stocks, lower rates, so-so IPOs

Dec. 26, 2019 4:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — On January 3, the S&P 500 sank 2.5% when Apple warned of sagging demand for the iPhone, an inauspicious start to 2019 following a 14% drubbing in last year's fourth quarter. On January 4, Federal Reserve Chairman Jay Powell said the central bank would be "patient" with its interest rate...

In this Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 photo, protesters stand on top of cement blocks separating them from Riot police at the commercial and historic al-Rasheed street, in the center of Baghdad, Iraq.  With Iraq's leaderless uprising now in its third month, the protracted street hostilities, internet outages, blocked roads and a general atmosphere of unease are posing risks to Iraq's economy. In particular, the unrest has set back the most fragile segment of the country's economy, the private sector, where business owners have faced losses from damage to merchandise and disruptions of markets and from consumers reeling in their spending out of fear for the future. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

Iraq protests take toll on economy, vulnerable suffer most

Dec. 20, 2019 2:16 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — With wisps of smoke still rising from the remnants of another night of violence, the workers came in the morning to salvage what merchandise they could from the torched warehouses in Baghdad's central commercial district. Boxes upon boxes of clothes, cosmetics and household goods stored by...

Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil company Saudi Armco and stock market officials celebrate during the official ceremony marking the debut of Aramco's initial public offering (IPO) on the Riyadh's stock market in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Saudi stock offering creates world's most valuable company

Dec. 11, 2019 5:01 PM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabian oil company Aramco surpassed Apple as the world's most valuable public company Wednesday when its shares made their debut on the Saudi stock exchange, part of an ambitious shift away from the very fossil fuels the country's economy depends on. The shares' 10%...

FILE - This Sept. 15, 2019 file photo, shows storage tanks at the North Jiddah bulk plant, an Aramco oil facility, in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil company Aramco on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, set a share price for its IPO — expected to be the biggest ever — that puts the value of the company at $1.7 trillion, more than Apple or Microsoft. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

Saudi prince's ambitions hinge on triumphant Aramco sale

Dec. 9, 2019 12:02 PM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia is expected to set a new record for the largest stock flotation in history on Wednesday with the sale of part of Aramco, the state-owned oil company valued at $1.7 trillion. The offering's success is crucial to the ambitious plan by Crown Prince Mohammed bin...

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2019, file photo, a man walks past a compound for Saudi Aramco in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil company Aramco on Thursday, Dec. 5, set a share price for its IPO, that puts the value of the company at $1.7 trillion, more than Apple or Microsoft. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

Saudi Aramco plans $25.6B share sale in biggest ever IPO

Dec. 5, 2019 4:08 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil company Aramco on Thursday set a share price for its IPO — expected to be the biggest ever — that puts the value of the company at $1.7 trillion, more than Apple or Microsoft. The company said it will sell its shares at 32...

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2019, file photo, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, center right, shakes hands with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, center left, after a minister-level trade meeting at the Office of the United States Trade Representative in Washington. China’s Commerce Ministry says the lead envoys in trade talks between China and the U.S. spoke on the phone and agreed to continue to work toward a preliminary agreement for resolving their tariff war. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Asian shares mixed following Wall Street rally

Nov. 25, 2019 10:17 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed after an upbeat start Tuesday on optimism over U.S.-China trade talks, prompted by Beijing’s new guidelines for the protection of patents and copyrights. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 advanced 0.6% in morning trading to 23,431.74. Australia’s...

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2019, file photo specialist Anthony Rinaldi, left, and trader Michael Urkonis work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Monday, Nov 25. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

US stocks move higher following signs of trade progress

Nov. 25, 2019 1:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks moved higher in afternoon trading on Wall Street Monday following renewed optimism for a trade agreement and several blockbuster deals. China issued new guidelines late Sunday for protecting intellectual property, which has been a key concern for foreign investors and a sticking...

A currency trader stands near the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. Asian shares were mostly higher Monday amid some optimism that the U.S. and China may edging closer to a trade deal. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Global shares advance amid hopes for US-China trade deal

Nov. 25, 2019 7:54 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares rose Monday amid some optimism that the U.S. and China may be edging closer toward a deal on a trade dispute that has been rattling markets for more than a year. Over the weekend, Beijing issued new guidelines for protecting intellectual property, a key concern for foreign...