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Asian shares edge higher as China-US trade talks planned

Sep. 24, 2019 1:29 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares edged higher in Asia on Tuesday after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin confirmed that China-U.S. trade talks were due to resume in two weeks' time. The Shanghai Composite index rose 0.8% to 2,999.91 while Japan's Nikkei 225 added 0.2% to 22,123.49. In Hong Kong the Hang Seng...

Asian shares mostly higher after rise on Wall Street

Sep. 11, 2019 12:28 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday, cheered by a rise on Wall Street amid some signs of easing tensions between the U.S. and China on trade issues. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.6% to 21,514.14 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 inched up 0.1% to 6,622.60. South...

Markets Right Now: Stocks post solid gains on trade hopes

Sep. 5, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks notched solid gains after news that the U.S. and China plan to hold talks next month and as several reports suggested the U.S. economy was still going strong. The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged nearly 400...

Asian shares rise amid optimism about Hong Kong, Brexit

Sep. 5, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday amid encouraging global developments, including British lawmakers seeking a less chaotic exit from the European Union and easing political tensions in Hong Kong. Japan's benchmark Nikeki 225 rose 2.3% to 21,131.08 in morning trading. Australia's...

Markets Right Now: Tech leads a broad rally on Wall Street

Sep. 4, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Technology companies led a broad rally in U.S. stocks, erasing much of the market's losses from a day earlier. Traders pivoted to riskier holdings Wednesday as encouraging developments overseas helped alleviate...

Asian markets mixed after Wall Street slide

Aug. 28, 2019 12:00 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday as uneasy investors watched for signs of progress on U.S.-China trade after Wall Street slid. Shanghai retreated, Tokyo advanced and Hong Kong was unchanged. Investors who worry the U.S.-Chinese tariff war will drag the global economy into recession were...

Asian stocks follow Wall Street lower before US Fed release

Aug. 21, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asia stock markets followed Wall Street lower Wednesday as investors looked ahead to a speech by the Federal Reserve chairman for signs of possible plans for more U.S. interest rate cuts. Benchmarks in Tokyo, Shanghai and Australia declined while South Korea advanced. U.S. stocks fell...

Markets Right Now: Banks lead major US stock indexes lower

Aug. 20, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Financial companies led a modest slide by stocks on Wall Street as a mixed batch of company earnings and declining bond yields weighed on the market. The selling pulled every major sector lower on Tuesday, snapping a...

Q&A: Recession jitters are rising. Is there reason to worry?

Aug. 19, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nerves are being frayed by a global economy that increasingly looks breakable. Growth is stalling. Factory output is down. Oil demand is off. U.S. tariffs on China have slowed trade. Investors have crowded into government bonds and sent interest rates sliding in a way that has often...