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A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Asian shares are rising after Wall Street extended its gains for the third straight day, driven by optimism over economies reopening from shutdowns to stem the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Asian shares rise as Wall Street gains for 3rd straight day

Jun. 2, 2020 11:40 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Wednesday after Wall Street extended its gains for the third straight day, driven by optimism over economies reopening from shutdowns to stem the coronavirus pandemic. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 1.1% to 22,581.19 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose...

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

Jun. 2, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

Stocks closing higher on Wall Street Tuesday for the third day in a row, continuing a stretch of gains for the market. Major indexes wavered through the morning then turned solidly higher late in the day. Energy stocks far outpaced the rest of the market as the price of crude oil rose again. Bond yields rose,...

A woman wearing a face mask walks past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Monday, June 1, 2020. Asian stock markets have rebounded after U.S. President Donald Trump avoided reigniting a trade war with China amid tension. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Asian shares mostly higher following Wall Street gains

Jun. 2, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Tuesday, lifted by moves to reopen many regional economies from shutdowns aimed at containing the coronavirus pandemic. Benchmarks rose in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul but fell in Shanghai and Sydney. Jakarta’s main index jumped 2% and...

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Jun. 1, 2020 4:43 PM EDT

Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Monday after shaking off a wobbly start. Banks, companies that depend on consumer spending and communications companies accounted for a big slice of the modest gains. Health care was the only sector to fall. Bond yields were mostly higher. The S&P 500 is coming off...

A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, May 29, 2020. Shares fell Friday in Asia after Wall Street’s rally petered out amid worries about flaring U.S.-China tensions. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Stocks erase a loss as worries over China tensions fizzle

May. 29, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

Stocks closed out a solid week on Wall Street Friday with a late-afternoon rebound after worries that President Donald Trump would reignite a costly trade war with China faded. The benchmark S&P 500 index rose 0.5%, recovering from a 1% slide, after Trump outlined several actions in response to a move by...

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

May. 29, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

The stock market erased an early drop and ended mixed Friday, capping a strong week and month. Stocks rebounded after President Donald Trump outlined several actions in response to a move by China to exert more control over Hong Kong, but steered clear of upending a trade pact struck with Beijing earlier this...

A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, May 29, 2020. Shares fell Friday in Asia after Wall Street’s rally petered out amid worries about flaring U.S.-China tensions. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Asia shares fall as US-China tensions douse rally on Wall St

May. 28, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares fell Friday in Asia after Wall Street’s rally petered out amid worries about flaring U.S.-China tensions. Benchmarks declined in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Sydney but rose in Shanghai. Investors are nervously awaiting a news conference about China by President Donald Trump later in...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

May. 28, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

Stocks gave up an early rally and closed slightly lower Thursday as traders turned cautious over escalating tensions between the U.S. and China. The S&P 500 had been up 1.1% before sinking in the last hour after President Donald Trump said he would hold a news conference on China Friday. The announcement...

A women wearing a face mask walks past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Thursday, May 28, 2020. Asian stocks are mixed after an upbeat open, as hopes for an economic rebound from the coronavirus crisis were dimmed by tensions between the U.S. and China over Hong Kong and other issues. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Asian shares mixed after Wall Street rally; Hong Kong lower

May. 28, 2020 12:36 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed after an upbeat open on Thursday, as investors pinned their hopes on an economic rebound from the coronavirus crisis. Shares rose in Tokyo, Sydney and Shanghai but dropped in Hong Kong, where tensions are flaring over Beijing’s effort to exert more control...

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

May. 27, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

Financial, industrial and health care companies helped drive stocks on Wall Street broadly higher Wednesday, extending the market's gains into a third day. Several big department store chains also notched gains as investors bet that the economy will begin to rebound as larger swaths of the country allow...