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Asian shares rise after Wall Street gain on solid earnings

Oct. 16, 2019 12:42 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday after a Wall Street rally driven by healthy earnings reports from U.S. companies. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 1.2% to 22,476.70, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 1.2% to 6,729.50. Hong Kong's Hang Seng was unchanged at 26,505.95, while...

Asian shares rise after Wall Street gain on solid earnings

Oct. 15, 2019 10:43 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were higher Wednesday after a gain on Wall Street boosted by healthy earnings reports from U.S. companies. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 1.6% in morning trading to 22,554.05, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 1.0% to 6,720.10, while South Korea's Kospi added 0.6% to...

Markets Right Now: Solid earnings send stocks higher

Oct. 15, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks notched solid gains on Wall Street as investors welcomed surprisingly good quarterly results from some of the nation's biggest companies. Strong earnings from UnitedHealth Group, JPMorgan Chase and other...

UnitedHealth hikes annual forecast, offers glimpse into 2020

Oct. 15, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

UnitedHealth Group raised its 2019 forecast and detailed another better-than-expected quarter Tuesday, but shares soared after company leaders mentioned next year's growth prospects. CEO David Wichmann told analysts it would be "reasonable and prudent" for them to set initial expectations for core operating...

World shares mostly higher ahead of earnings reports

Oct. 15, 2019 7:17 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Stock markets mostly rose on Tuesday as investors gauged the outlook for the U.S.-China trade dispute and looked to earnings reports from large banks. Germany's DAX advanced 0.4% to 12,537 and the CAC 40 in Paris gained 0.6% to 5,674. London's FTSE 100 was down 0.4% at 7,185. In New York,...

Asia shares mixed as optimism over China-US trade deal fades

Oct. 15, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Tuesday after a wobbly day of trading on Wall Street. Japan's Nikkei 225 index jumped 1.8% to 22,194.94 as Tokyo reopened from a public holiday and investors caught up on the news of a preliminary trade deal between China and the U.S. struck Friday in Washington....

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Oct. 14, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

Stocks closed with modest losses on Wall Street Monday, a shaky start to the week for the market after its first weekly gain in four weeks. Losses in consumer goods makers, utilities and technology stocks helped outweighed gains in banks and real estate companies. The muted trading followed a rally Friday spurred...

Markets Right Now: US-China trade worries weigh on markets

Oct. 14, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Major U.S. stock indexes edged lower on Wall Street, a shaky start to the week for the market after the S&P 500 notched its first weekly gain in four weeks. Losses in consumer goods makers, utilities and...

Global stocks turn lower as US-China tariff truce in focus

Oct. 14, 2019 7:44 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global shares turned lower Monday after the U.S. and China announced a truce on tariff hikes but uncertainty remained over their wide-ranging economic dispute. London and Frankfurt declined and Wall Street was set for small losses on the open, while Asian markets largely closed higher....

Asian stocks gain after US-China announce truce on tariffs

Oct. 14, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets have risen after Washington and Beijing announced a truce on tariff hikes in a trade war. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul advanced. Japanese markets were closed for a holiday. President Donald Trump agreed Friday to put off planned tariff hikes this week on...