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Asian shares mostly higher as China-US trade talks drag on

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Monday as investors awaited further developments in trade talks between the U.S. and China. The Shanghai Composite jumped 1.9 percent to 3,026.99 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong gained 0.9 percent to 28,494.76. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index added 0.5 percent to 21,125.09 and the … Continue reading Asian shares mostly higher as China-US trade talks drag on

TOKYO | Asian shares mostly higher on hopes for US-China trade deal

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday, cheered by prospects for a resolution of the costly trade dispute between the U.S. and China. The region tracked gains overnight on Wall Street, with Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 adding 1.4 percent to 21,148.36 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng up 1.1 percent at 28,484.49. The Shanghai … Continue reading TOKYO | Asian shares mostly higher on hopes for US-China trade deal

SINGAPORE | Asian shares up on hopes that US, China will solve dispute

SINGAPORE  — Asian markets were mostly higher on Tuesday, though Chinese benchmarks fell after the government reported inflation rose for the fourth straight month. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.3 percent to 22,317.06. The Kospi in South Korea recovered 0.1 percent to 2,145.71. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index, which has fallen 22 percent … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian shares up on hopes that US, China will solve dispute

BANGKOK | Asian shares mostly lower despite easing fears over Turkey

BANGKOK — Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Wednesday despite a rally overnight on Wall Street as investors’ jitters over the Turkish currency crisis eased. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index fell 0.7 percent to 22,201.21 and in Hong Kong, the Hang Seng dropped 1.7 percent to 27,271.50. The Shanghai Composite index sank 1.5 … Continue reading BANGKOK | Asian shares mostly lower despite easing fears over Turkey

BANGKOK | Asian shares mixed after new US tariffs put on China exports

BANGKOK  — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Wednesday after the U.S. followed through with plans to put higher tariffs on $16 billion in Chinese exports. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index gained 0.4 percent to 22,749.27 and the Shanghai Composite index fell 0.3 percent to 2,770.49. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index added 0.4 … Continue reading BANGKOK | Asian shares mixed after new US tariffs put on China exports

BANGKOK  | Asian shares mostly higher, defying Facebook-led tech slump

BANGKOK  — Asian shares were mostly higher early Friday as investors shrugged off Facebook’s nearly $120 billion overnight plunge in market value, the biggest-ever one-day loss in dollar value for a U.S. company. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index added 0.3 percent to 22,648.67 and the Kospi in South Korea edged 0.1 percent higher to … Continue reading BANGKOK  | Asian shares mostly higher, defying Facebook-led tech slump

SINGAPORE | Asian shares mostly lower on easing of US-EU trade tensions

SINGAPORE — Asian shares are mostly lower after President Donald Trump agreed with the EU to hold off on new tariffs. The worry is that an easing of tensions with Europe could bode ill for a compromise with Beijing over trade. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 edged 0.1 percent lower to 22,592.23 while South Korea’s … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian shares mostly lower on easing of US-EU trade tensions

SINGAPORE  | Asian shares mostly lower, weighed by trade tensions

SINGAPORE  — Asian markets were mostly lower on Tuesday following a mixed day on Wall Street, as tensions over U.S. tariffs overshadowed data suggesting global growth is still on track. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 bucked the regional trend, gaining 0.4 percent to 22,697.36 after reopening from Monday’s public holiday. South Korea’s Kospi lost … Continue reading SINGAPORE  | Asian shares mostly lower, weighed by trade tensions

BANGKOK  | Asian shares drift lower as China data, trade cast shadows

BANGKOK  — Shares edged lower in Asia early Monday after China reported lackluster growth data in line with expectations. Geopolitical and trade tensions were weighing on sentiment despite gains last week on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite index lost 0.4 percent to 2,820.52 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng edged less than 0.1 percent … Continue reading BANGKOK  | Asian shares drift lower as China data, trade cast shadows

BANGKOK  | Asian shares track Wall St decline as China-US tariffs loom

BANGKOK  — Asian shares were moderately lower on Wednesday after U.S. stocks succumbed to a sell-off in the final minutes of trading, snapping a three-day winning streak. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index fell 0.4 percent to 21,707.11 and the Shanghai Composite index dropped 0.7 percent to 2,767.91. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index fell 1.1 … Continue reading BANGKOK  | Asian shares track Wall St decline as China-US tariffs loom

TOKYO | Asian shares mixed on trade conflict uncertainty

TOKYO— Asian shares were mixed and trading in a narrow range Friday as investors weighed how trade tensions between the U.S. and other nations might escalate. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 edged 0.1 percent lower to 22,265.14, while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 was virtually unchanged at 6,215.70. South Korea’s Kospi was also little changed at … Continue reading TOKYO | Asian shares mixed on trade conflict uncertainty

Asian shares turn lower after trade-jitter losses on Wall St

Asian shares gave up modest early gains to drift lower on Friday after U.S. stocks skidded amid mounting trade tensions. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index fell 0.1 percent to 22,171.35 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index edged 0.1 percent lower to 30,423.62. The Shanghai Composite index tumbled 0.7 percent to 3,073.33 and the S&P … Continue reading Asian shares turn lower after trade-jitter losses on Wall St

Asian shares languish as Italian turmoil hits world markets

Stocks have skidded in Asia as Italy heads for another round of elections that investors worry could become a referendum on whether to stay in the euro bloc. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 stock index dropped 1.5 percent to 22,018.52. South Korea’s Kospi dropped 2.0 percent to 2,407.95. The Hang Seng in Hong Kong slipped … Continue reading Asian shares languish as Italian turmoil hits world markets

BANGKOK | Asian shares mostly lower after topsy-turvy day on Wall St

BANGKOK — Shares are mixed in Asia after a topsy-turvy May Day session on Wall Street, where most benchmarks recovered from early losses as Apple led a rally in technology companies. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index slipped 0.3 percent to 22,451.80 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong lost 0.6 percent to 30,622.61. The … Continue reading BANGKOK | Asian shares mostly lower after topsy-turvy day on Wall St

Asian shares mostly lower, tracking tech sell-off on Wall St

| April 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Monday following Friday’s steep slide in technology shares on Wall Street. Markets had only a muted reaction, if any, to North Korea’s announcement that it would stop nuclear and missile testing. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 fell 0.3 percent to 22,091.73 and South Korea’s … Continue reading Asian shares mostly lower, tracking tech sell-off on Wall St

HONG KONG | Asian shares higher on optimism about global growth

HONG KONG| April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Asian shares rose on Thursday as improving optimism about the global economy helped investors shake off worries about geopolitical risks for the moment. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 0.6 percent to 22,293.97 and South Korea’s Kospi added 0.4 percent to 2,488.87. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng added jumped … Continue reading HONG KONG | Asian shares higher on optimism about global growth

TOKYO | Asian shares flat to slightly higher as geopolitics weigh

TOKYO | April 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Asian shares are flat to slightly higher amid persisting worries over trade tensions between China. Overnight, investors registered relief that air strikes on Syria were contained and unlikely to escalate. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 erased initial gains and was virtually unchanged at 21,837.88. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 added … Continue reading TOKYO | Asian shares flat to slightly higher as geopolitics weigh

Asian shares meander following US-led air strikes on Syria

| April 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Shares were mixed in Asia on Monday, with Chinese benchmarks leading decliners. The air strikes on Syria appeared to be having scant impact on trading, and oil prices fell back. Eyes were on Chinese GDP data due on Tuesday. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index gained 0.3 percent to 21,835.53,   but … Continue reading Asian shares meander following US-led air strikes on Syria

Asian shares give up early gains as political risks loom

| April 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Shares were mixed in Asia after an upbeat start to the week, with Chinese benchmarks leading decliners. The air strikes on Syria appeared to be having scant impact on trading Monday. Eyes were on Chinese GDP data due on Tuesday. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index gained 0.3 percent to … Continue reading Asian shares give up early gains as political risks loom

Asian shares mixed as markets mull Fed, geopolitical risk

HONG KONG |  April 11, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Asian shares were mixed Thursday as investors digested the latest Fed minutes while geopolitical concerns overshadowed sentiment after President Donald Trump struck a defiant tone on the Middle East conflict. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 stock index dipped 0.2 percent to 21,646.15 while the Kospi in South Korea … Continue reading Asian shares mixed as markets mull Fed, geopolitical risk

Asian shares meander following gains on upbeat trade talk

| April 10, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Shares were mixed in Asia on Wednesday, trading in a narrow range after overnight gains following conciliatory comments on trade by Chinese President Xi Jinping. Xi’s pledge to cut tariffs on imported cars and improve intellectual property protection was seen as a step toward easing trade tensions. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei … Continue reading Asian shares meander following gains on upbeat trade talk

HONG KONG | Asian shares lower after Trump’s latest China tariff threat

HONG KONG|April 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Most Asian stock markets slipped Friday after the Trump administration threatened yet more tariffs on Chinese imports, adding to investor fears of a brewing trade battle between the world’s two biggest economies. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index dipped less than 0.1 percent to 21,635.49 and South Korea’s Kospi slipped … Continue reading HONG KONG | Asian shares lower after Trump’s latest China tariff threat

HONG KONG | Asian shares mixed as markets mull US tariffs list for China

HONG KONG|April 3, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Asian stock markets were mixed in early trading Wednesday as investors digested the latest volley of tariff measures and threats between the U.S. and China. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 dipped 0.1 percent to 21,271.03 and South Korea’s Kospi slipped 0.4 percent to 2,432.83. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng edged 0.1 … Continue reading HONG KONG | Asian shares mixed as markets mull US tariffs list for China

Asian shares mixed as tech losses weigh in muted trading

HONG KONG/March 28, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Asian stock markets were mixed on Thursday as tech-sector losses on Wall Street weighed on sentiment. Trading in some markets was muted ahead of the Easter long weekend. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 rose 0.4 percent to 21,121.17 after a sharp drop in the yen made shares cheaper for … Continue reading Asian shares mixed as tech losses weigh in muted trading

Asian shares gain on easing of US-China trade war fears

TOKYO  /March 26, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  Asian shares rose Tuesday as news that the U.S. and China are open to negotiating to avert a trade war put investors in a buying mood. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 2.7 percent to finish at 21,317.32. A weaker yen also boosted sentiment. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 added … Continue reading Asian shares gain on easing of US-China trade war fears

Asian shares slump on fears of trade war between US, China

HONG KONG /March 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Asian stock markets slumped Friday after Beijing responded to the Trump administration’s tariff hikes by saying it may slap higher import duties on a range of U.S. goods, ratcheting up fears of a trade war. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index plunged 3.8 percent to 20,765.74 and … Continue reading Asian shares slump on fears of trade war between US, China

Asian shares mixed after Fed raises interest rates

BANGKOK /March 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Shares were mixed in Asia early Thursday after U.S. stock indexes finished with small losses following the Federal Reserve’s hike in interest rates. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index gained 0.5 percent to 21,488.07 while the Kospi in South Korea added 0.5 percent to 2,498.17. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng dropped … Continue reading Asian shares mixed after Fed raises interest rates

Asian shares slump after US technology drop on Facebook news

TOKYO /March 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Asian shares slumped Tuesday, as pessimism followed an overnight drop in New York amid a rout in technology companies. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 dropped nearly 1.0 percent in morning trading to 21,273.04. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 slipped nearly 0.6 percent to 5,924.00, while South Korea’s Kospi shed 0.4 … Continue reading Asian shares slump after US technology drop on Facebook news

Asian shares waver as market mulls Kudlow, trade tensions

HONG KONG/March 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Asian shares were mixed Thursday as investors assessed President Donald Trump’s pick for his new economic adviser amid lingering worries over a possible global trade war. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.2 percent to 21,810.63 while South Korea’s Kospi was nearly flat at 2,485.80. Hong Kong’s Hang … Continue reading Asian shares waver as market mulls Kudlow, trade tensions

Asian shares tumble after Tillerson exit, Wall Street drop

TOKYO /March 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  Asian shares fell Wednesday, taking their cue from a dip on Wall Street after the abrupt departure of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Concern over tariff hikes announced by President Donald Trump was weighing on sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 1.0 percent in morning trading … Continue reading Asian shares tumble after Tillerson exit, Wall Street drop