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Asian shares mostly rise after Wall Street rally on Huawei

Aug. 20, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday after Wall Street rallied on the U.S. decision to give Chinese telecom giant Huawei another 90 days to buy equipment from American suppliers. That decision appeared to inspire a buying mood among investors eager for any signs of progress in the trade war...

Global stocks recover some ground at end of turbulent week

Aug. 16, 2019 7:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets looked set to end a turbulent week on a positive note although worries about the U.S. economy and the trade conflict between the U.S. and China still have the potential to derail Friday's recovery. Investors in stocks were spooked earlier this week by developments in the...

Asian shares mixed amid ongoing worries about US-China trade

Aug. 16, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Friday as turbulence continued on global markets amid ongoing worries about U.S.-China trade conflict. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 recouped early losses to be up 0.3% at 20,456.96 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 inched down nearly 0.1% to 6,402.40,...

Weak global growth likely to mean US slowdown, not recession

Aug. 15, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — How fragile is the global economy? The U.S.-China trade war is weakening businesses in both countries, Germany's economy shrank in the second quarter, and Britain appears headed for a disruptive exit from the European Union this fall. Those trends have hammered American manufacturers and...

Markets Right Now: Stocks end a bumpy day mostly higher

Aug. 15, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks ended another roller-coaster day mostly higher on Wall Street, making up just a fraction of the ground they lost in a huge plunge the day before. Walmart was a standout Thursday, putting up a 6.1% gain after...

US long-term mortgage rates stay near historic lows

Aug. 15, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates remained near historically low levels this week against a backdrop of volatile financial markets around the globe. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on the benchmark 30-year loan was unchanged at 3.60%, its lowest level since November...

US recession fears stalk markets as stocks fall again

Aug. 15, 2019 7:53 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets fell sharply again Thursday after Wall Street endured its worst day of the year as recession fears in the U.S. and around the world escalated. Investors across financial assets have been gripped by developments in the U.S. bond market. On Wednesday they focused on the...

Asian stocks lower after US indexes tumble on recession fear

Aug. 15, 2019 12:35 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower on Thursday after the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged on mounting fears of a possible recession. Market benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong all retreated. U.S. investors dumped stocks, sending the Dow into its biggest one-day drop...

AP Explains: Is the US economy nearing a recession?

Aug. 15, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Financial markets are flashing a key warning sign of a recession, and the global economy is weakening as the U.S.-China trade war intensifies. All of which is heightening fear about the U.S. economy and about whether the 10-year expansion, the longest on record, is nearing an end. On...

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Aug. 14, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank 800 points in a broad sell-off on Wall Street Wednesday after the bond market flashed a warning sign for the first time since 2007 that the economy could be headed for a recession. The 10-year Treasury yield briefly dropped below the two-year, an ominous signal that has...