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European stock markets pick up after losses in Asia

Aug. 16, 2018 7:31 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Stock markets are higher in European trading as Turkey's currency crisis abated somewhat and after a downbeat day in Asia. Benchmarks in Germany and France rose Thursday while shares in Tokyo, Shanghai and Hong Kong declined. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX added 0.5 percent to 12,221 and in...

Asian stocks slide as investors fret over China's economy

Aug. 16, 2018 12:48 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares fell Thursday after deepening worries about global economic growth, particularly in China, set off a rout on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index fell 0.2 percent to 22,158.75 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong lost 0.6 percent to 27,155.66. The Shanghai Composite...

Asian markets mixed after Wall St falls on Turkey jitters

Aug. 14, 2018 12:25 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Most Asian stock markets were mixed Tuesday after Wall Street declined as Turkey's central bank struggled to contain a currency crisis that is feeding fears about other emerging markets. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.5 percent to 2,771.81 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost...

Questions loom over Tesla deal after CEO reveals Saudi link

Aug. 13, 2018 6:20 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk's elaboration on his plan to engineer a buyout of the electric car maker could get the Silicon Valley maverick into legal trouble by revealing that the deal is far more uncertain than how he initially described it in his brash tweet last week. If everything falls...

Bayer shares plunge in wake of Monsanto weed killer verdict

Aug. 13, 2018 5:37 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Shares in German farm chemicals, materials and drug company Bayer have plunged in the wake of a U.S. court verdict against Monsanto, which Bayer has acquired. Shares of Leverkusen-based Bayer fell 11 percent Monday in morning trading in Europe to 83.09 euros per share. A jury in...

Asian stocks sink as Turkey fears hurt emerging markets

Aug. 12, 2018 11:54 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock prices sank Monday as Turkey's financial turmoil fueled fears contagion might spread to other emerging markets. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index lost 1.7 percent to 2,746.90 and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 retreated 1.9 percent to 21,885.45. Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 1.8...

Turkish turmoil knocks US and European stocks lower

Aug. 10, 2018 4:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks in the U.S. and Europe skidded Friday as investors worried about the financial stability of Turkey and how it might affect the global banking system. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accumulated more and more control over the country's central bank as well as its financial...

Asian shares slip despite upbeat Japanese economic data

Aug. 10, 2018 1:12 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were lower in Asia on Friday, tracking losses on Wall Street, despite the release of data showing Japan's economy resumed its longtime expansion in the last quarter. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 0.7 percent 22,444.10 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng gave up 0.5 percent to...

Merger cancellation pushes Rite Aid into uncertain future

Aug. 9, 2018 5:55 PM EDT

Rite Aid shares plunged Thursday as the company headed into an uncertain future after calling off its merger with the grocer Albertsons. Analysts and retail insiders questioned the drugstore chain's prospects after it ended a planned takeover by Albertsons before Rite Aid shareholders could vote on it. That vote...

Tesla stock drops closer to pre-Musk tweet level

Aug. 9, 2018 5:42 PM EDT

After two days of turmoil, Tesla shares have fallen back closer to the level they were trading at before CEO Elon Musk tweeted Tuesday that he may take the company private. Shares closed down 5 percent on Thursday. That means they've now given back almost all the gains following Musk's Tuesday morning tweet that...