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SINGAPORE | Asian shares climb on strong US corporate earnings, data

SINGAPORE  — Asian markets rose on Wednesday as robust U.S. corporate earnings and encouraging data assuaged worries about softening global growth. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 jumped 1.3 percent to 22,842.12. The Kospi in South Korea advanced 1.1 percent to 2,169.20. The Shanghai Composite rose 0.1 percent to 2,548.88. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 gained 1.2 … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian shares climb on strong US corporate earnings, data

SINGAPORE | Global stocks rise ahead of US currency report

SINGAPORE  — World markets were mostly higher Tuesday ahead of a U.S. Treasury report that will likely steer clear of labeling China as a currency manipulator, a status that could trigger penalties and cause trade tensions to escalate. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 added 0.3 percent to 5,107.94, while Britain‘s FTSE 100 fell 0.2 percent … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Global stocks rise ahead of US currency report

SINGAPORE | World shares claw back losses on possible Trump-Xi meet

SINGAPORE— Global indexes gained Friday after their recent sharp declines on hopes that U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will meet at the Group of 20 summit in Argentina next month. The Wall Street Journal said the White House had informed officials in Beijing that it would go ahead with a … Continue reading SINGAPORE | World shares claw back losses on possible Trump-Xi meet

SINGAPORE | Stock market drop spreads, Wall Street set to fall again

SINGAPORE — World stock markets sank Thursday, extending losses from Wall Street, as investors worried that higher interest rates will dent company earnings and a trade war will crimp global business. European shares sank after Asia closed sharply lower, auguring another drop in the U.S., which saw its major indexes tumble on Wednesday. Investors will … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Stock market drop spreads, Wall Street set to fall again

TOKYO | Asian shares rise as traders shrug off new China-US tariffs

TOKYO— Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday, despite jitters over the escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 added 1.4 percent in early trading to 23,741.29. Australia‘s S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.4 percent to 6,195.70. South Korea’s Kospi slipped 0.3 percent to 2,303.34. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng advanced 1.0 … Continue reading TOKYO | Asian shares rise as traders shrug off new China-US tariffs

WASHINGTON | The Latest: It’s been a bruising week for Trump

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump dispute with Attorney General Jeff Sessions (all times local): 8 a.m. President Donald Trump is again complaining that social media companies are “silencing millions of people.” Trump tweeted Friday: “Can’t do this even if it means we must continue to hear Fake News like CNN, whose ratings … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: It’s been a bruising week for Trump

BEIJING | Asian stock markets follow Wall Street higher

BEIJING — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Tuesday as strong corporate profits helped to defuse fears over U.S.-China trade tensions. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index rose 1.3 percent to 2,740.73 and Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 added 0.5 percent to 22,627.05. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 1.0 percent to 28,082.80 and South Korea’s … Continue reading BEIJING | Asian stock markets follow Wall Street higher