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Asian stocks sink after Trump threatens more China tariffs

Nov. 12, 2019 10:53 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks sank Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened more tariff hikes on Chinese imports if talks aimed at ending a trade war fail to produce an interim agreement. Market benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia all declined. Trump said Tuesday that...

Stocks mixed as uncertainty reigns in US-China trade talks

Nov. 11, 2019 11:40 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Tuesday as investors awaited cues on trade talks between China and the U.S. The next hints on progress in the negotiations between Beijing and Washington could come later in the day, when Trump is scheduled to give a speech on trade and economic policy at the...

Stocks push past latest trade-war confusion to more records

Nov. 8, 2019 4:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market capped another week of healthy gains on Friday, but it ended on more of a befuddled note than a bang as confusion about the U.S.-China trade war hung over the market. Stocks wobbled between small gains and losses through the day amid conflicting signals about the progress...

Asian stocks mostly lower after US indexes hit pause

Nov. 6, 2019 11:31 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly lower Thursday after a meandering day of trading in the U.S. left stock indexes close to their record highs. The Shanghai Composite Index declined 0.3% to 2,969.81. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 was down 0.1% at 23,275.17. Hong Kong's Hang Seng sank 0.4% to 27,589.65 and South...

Dow hits record as stock market rally extends into 5th week

Nov. 4, 2019 6:43 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones Industrial Average returned to a record on Monday, joining other market gauges at all-time highs, as the stock market's rally carried into a fifth week. Oil producers, banks and other stocks that do well when the economy is strengthening again led the way. It's a notable shift...

Tear gas engulfs Hong Kong as protesters trash China agency

Nov. 2, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Anti-government protesters attacked the Hong Kong office of China's official news agency in a show of anger against Beijing after chaos broke out downtown on Saturday, with police firing tear gas to repel gasoline bombs. Streets in the upscale Causeway Bay shopping area and nearby Victoria...

Stocks hit records as strong jobs report calms trade worries

Nov. 1, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks powered to records Friday after an encouraging jobs report gave reassurance that the economy is still solid, despite the pain U.S. factories are feeling from President Donald Trump's trade war. The Labor Department's report showed that employers added more jobs in October than...

Asian shares mixed on new US-China trade jitters

Nov. 1, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares were mixed on Friday after investors were spooked by a report that cast doubt on the prospects of a long-term U.S-China trade deal. Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.4% to 27,020.20 and the Shanghai Composite jumped 0.7% to 2,950.47. In South Korea the Kospi climbed 0.5% to 2,093.34....

Asian stocks climb, lifted by upbeat talk on China-US trade

Oct. 22, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares are gaining in Asia after upbeat comments from President Donald Trump and other U.S. officials on the status of trade negotiations with China. The Kospi in South Korea led gains, jumping 1.3% to 2,090.88, thanks to gains in technology companies overnight on Wall Street. Australia's...

Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher on trade optimism

Oct. 10, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher Friday on optimism about U.S.-Chinese talks on ending a tariff war. Benchmarks in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul advanced, while Shanghai edged lower following a week of gains. Traders were encouraged by President Donald Trump's plan to meet...