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China leads stock markets retreat on trade talks doubts

SINGAPORE (AP) — Shanghai led a retreat in world markets on Friday amid worries that the U.S. and China may not be as close to a trade deal as President Donald Trump has suggested. Selling picked up after China reported that its exports plunged more than 20 percent in February from a year earlier. The … Continue reading China leads stock markets retreat on trade talks doubts

US stocks fall in afternoon trading, extending weekly losses

Losses in technology and financial companies pulled U.S. stocks broadly lower Thursday afternoon, placing the market on track for its first losing week since January. Utilities and real estate stocks eked out slight gains as investors sought out safer holdings. A lack of concrete news on trade and lingering economic concerns have been weighing on … Continue reading US stocks fall in afternoon trading, extending weekly losses

World shares mixed as China targets 6-6.5 pct growth in 2019

BANGKOK (AP) — World shares were mixed Tuesday after an overnight sell-off on Wall Street, with European benchmarks opening higher. But markets in China gained after the government set a 6-6.5 percent growth target for this year, suggesting strong government support for the economy. Germany‘s DAX gained 0.2 percent to 11,618.33 while the CAC 40 … Continue reading World shares mixed as China targets 6-6.5 pct growth in 2019

Asian shares lower as tariffs delay rally fades

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Tuesday, backtracking from Monday’s rally spurred by news that President Donald Trump had pushed back a deadline for raising tariffs on imports from China to allow time for more negotiations. Mainland China indexes rose, however, after a report in the Hong Kong newspaper South China … Continue reading Asian shares lower as tariffs delay rally fades

TOKYO | Global shares mixed as investors watch trade talks

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Friday after a slide on Wall Street as nervous investors eyed U.S.-China trade talks in Washington. France’s CAC 40 fell 0.1 percent in early trading at 5,190.64. Germany’s DAX was little changed, up less than 0.1 percent at 11,425.51. Britain’s FTSE 100 was also little changed at 7,167.12. … Continue reading TOKYO | Global shares mixed as investors watch trade talks

Stocks head lower, threatening to break a winning streak

U.S. stocks headed lower in early trading Thursday, putting the S&P 500 index on pace for just its fourth decline this month. The losses were widespread, with health care, communications and technology companies accounting for much of the decline. A mixed batch of reports on the U.S. economy helped keep markets in check, and investors … Continue reading Stocks head lower, threatening to break a winning streak

BEIJING | Global stocks mostly rise ahead of US-China tariff war talks

BEIJING (AP) — Most global stock markets rose Thursday as U.S. and Chinese officials entered two days of negotiations aimed at ending a bruising tariff battle. In midday trading in Europe, Britain’s FTSE 100 fell 0.7 percent to 7,178 after EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said he remains downbeat on the prospect of Britain avoiding … Continue reading BEIJING | Global stocks mostly rise ahead of US-China tariff war talks