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Asian shares rise on optimism around Trump-Xi meeting

Jun. 26, 2019 11:56 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks advanced Thursday ahead of a meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping at the G-20 summit in Japan this week. Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.8% to 21,262.10 and the Kospi in South Korea climbed 0.9% to 2,139.91. Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up 0.9%...

Stocks subdued, oil keeps rising as Mideast tensions grow

Jun. 21, 2019 8:12 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Global stock markets were subdued Friday as investors became more cautious after the S&P 500 hit a record close and amid heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf between the U.S. and Iran. The price of oil continued to rise. Major airlines on Friday began rerouting flights to avoid areas...

Asian shares retreat after S&P 500 hits fresh record close

Jun. 21, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares retreated in Asia on Friday after a broad rally for stocks drove the S&P 500 index to an all-time high as weak manufacturing data from Japan helped dampen investor sentiment. Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 0.8% to 21,286.49 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong dropped 0.3% to 28,476.75....

Asian stocks trail US rise on US-Mexico trade deal optimism

Jun. 7, 2019 2:41 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Friday on investor optimism about a possible trade deal between the U.S. and Mexico before tariffs take effect. Japan's Nikkei 225 gained 0.5% to 20,884.71, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose nearly 1.0% to 6,443.90. South Korea's Kospi fell 0.2% to...

Erie native dives for prehistoric shark teeth

May. 25, 2019 9:16 AM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Bill Eberlein, a 1983 graduate of Erie Tech Memorial High School, learned to dive in the murky waters of Lake Erie, honing his skills with the Erie County Sheriff's Office Scuba Team. Maybe that's why the the 54-year-old Erie native is so comfortable most mornings when he plunges 40 or 50...

Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher

May. 15, 2019 12:48 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks followed Wall Street higher on Wednesday after President Donald Trump downplayed his escalating tariff war with Beijing and said a settlement is possible. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney advanced as investors mulled the likely costs of U.S. and Chinese tariff...

Markets Right Now: Asian stocks fall as trade war escalates

May. 13, 2019 11:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Shares have opened moderately lower in Asia after a day of heavy losses on Wall Street. The Shanghai Composite index fell 0.3% while Japan's Nikkei 225 lost 0.7% early Tuesday. Hong Kong's Hang Seng slipped 1.5%,...

Escalating US-China trade war sends stocks plunging

May. 13, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 600 points Monday as investors sought shelter from an escalating trade war between the U.S. and China. The selling was widespread and heavy, handing the benchmark S&P 500 index its biggest loss since January. The sell-off extended the market's slide into a...