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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...

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

Dec. 11, 2018 4:52 PM EST

U.S. stocks careened between big gains and losses on Tuesday before indexes ended the day mixed, the latest dizzying run for a market that's been dominated by them in recent months. A morning burst driven by hopes for U.S.-China trade talks gave way to losses triggered by falling bank stocks and the threat of a...

Markets Right Now: Stock market ends mixed after a bumpy day

Dec. 11, 2018 4:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. The stock market ended another see-saw day broadly mixed after a big rally in the morning gave way to a brief drop in the afternoon. Stocks got off to a strong start Tuesday on encouraging news that the U.S. and China...

Global stocks buoyed by US-China trade talks

Dec. 11, 2018 8:19 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Stock markets around the world spiked higher Tuesday after Wall Street rebounded amid hopes the U.S. and China are back negotiating over their trade dispute. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX was up 2 percent to 10,831 while France's CAC 40 was up 2 percent at 4,837. Britain's FTSE 100...

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...

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Dec. 10, 2018 4:32 PM EST

U.S. stocks remained volatile Monday as the market recovered from sharp losses in morning trading to end with modest gains. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost as much as 507 points in early trading before ending with a gain of 34. On Monday: The S&P 500 index picked up 4.64 points, or 0.2 percent, to...

Markets Right Now: US stocks end a bumpy day slightly higher

Dec. 10, 2018 4:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks ended another bumpy day slightly higher as gains by big technology companies helped the market erase an early plunge. Facebook added 3.2 percent and Microsoft rose 2.6 percent Monday. Chipmaker Qualcomm rose...

Markets on edge as Brexit uncertainty hits new highs

Dec. 10, 2018 11:55 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — It's crunch time for Brexit, and investors in the region could be in for a white-knuckle ride through Christmas. Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday canceled a long-awaited parliamentary vote on the Brexit deal that she had struck with the European Union but faced widespread opposition. She...

World stocks slip on China-US tensions, Brexit uncertainty

Dec. 10, 2018 7:29 AM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — World stocks fell on Monday as tensions between the U.S. and China over the arrest of a senior executive of telecoms supplier Huawei raised concerns about talks on trade. Reports that a key Brexit vote could be scrapped added to the uncertainty, pushing down the pound. KEEPING SCORE: In...

Asian shares fall as Huawei arrest imperils China-US truce

Dec. 9, 2018 11:58 PM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were broadly lower Monday after China protested the arrest of a senior executive of Chinese electronics giant Huawei, who is suspected of trying to evade U.S. trade curbs on Iran. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slid 2.2 percent to 21,197.74 after revised data...