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Asian stocks mixed ahead of Fed chairman's speech

Aug. 23, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed on Friday after Wall Street declined ahead of a closely watched speech by the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman. Market benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo and Australia rose while Hong Kong declined. Investors are looking to Jerome Powell's speech Friday for signs of...

Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street rebound

Aug. 22, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets are mixed Thursday following Wall Street's rebound as investors looked ahead to a speech by the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman for clues about possible interest rate cuts. Investor reaction was muted following Wednesday's release of notes from the latest Fed meeting...

Jason Day in Australian Open field ahead of Presidents Cup

Aug. 20, 2019 2:02 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Jason Day is hoping a one-week trip Down Under for the Australian Open will turn into two. He and Presidents Cup captain Ernie Els might already be formulating that plan. Australian Open officials on Tuesday said Day will play at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney from Dec. 5-8. Golf...

The Latest: HK riot police deployed to chase down protesters

Aug. 17, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Hong Kong riot police have been deployed to chase down a group of pro-democracy protesters they say were assembling illegally after the end of a sanctioned protest march. The protesters had gathered outside a police station...

Man accused of killing woman and wounding another in Sydney

Aug. 13, 2019 9:13 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A knife-wielding man with a history of mental illness is suspected of slaying a woman in a downtown Sydney apartment with a butcher's knife before wounding another woman nearby and attempting to stab other people Tuesday while yelling "Allahu akbar," or "God is great," police and witnesses...

Media chiefs slam Australian press freedom curbs

Aug. 13, 2019 2:27 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's tarnished reputation as a bastion of press freedom came under further attack on Tuesday, with media executives telling a parliamentary inquiry there are many laws that criminalize journalism in a country plagued by an air of official secrecy. The comments came at the start of an...

Asian stocks follow Wall Street lower on trade war jitters

Aug. 13, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower Tuesday amid anxiety the U.S.-Chinese trade war will hurt already slowing global economic growth. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney all retreated. Investor anxiety has been fed by President Donald Trump's threat of new U.S....

Aussie rugby league star Holmes tackling NFL dream with Jets

Aug. 7, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Valentine Holmes was as massive a star in Australia as he could have ever imagined. The standout winger and fullback for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks of the National Rugby League was recognized wherever he went, with die-hard fans donning his team's jersey and wide-eyed...

Asian stocks follow Wall Street lower as trade war worsens

Aug. 5, 2019 11:49 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks followed Wall Street lower on Tuesday after China let its currency sink and halted purchases of U.S. farm goods, fueling fears Beijing's trade war with President Donald Trump will harm the global economy. China's main index lost 2.5% and Tokyo fell 2%. Markets in Hong Kong,...

Stocks slump as China currency move escalates trade fears

Aug. 5, 2019 7:42 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global shares fell sharply Monday after China let its currency to sink to an 11-year low against the dollar, fueling concern that Beijing is using the yuan as a weapon in an escalating tariff war with U.S. President Donald Trump. Market benchmarks in London and Paris fell more than 2% in...