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BANGKOK | Asia shares sag after retreat on Wall St, weaker Japan data

BANGKOK— Shares fell Thursday in Asia after a retreat on Wall Street driven by sell-offs of technology shares, homebuilders and retailers. A report of weaker Japanese exports in September underscored uncertainties over the outlook for trade. KEEPING SCORE: Japan‘s Nikkei 225 index sank 0.7 percent to 22,687.66 and the Kospi in South Korea lost 0.7 … Continue reading BANGKOK | Asia shares sag after retreat on Wall St, weaker Japan data

NUSA DUA, Indonesia | Indonesian president says trade wars too destructive

NUSA DUA, Indonesia  — Indonesian President Joko Widodo took aim Friday at sparring for dominance between big economies like the U.S. and China, saying trade wars are an invitation to destruction and are pointless in a “sinking world.” Criticism over the tariffs standoff between Washington and Beijing has been abundant during the annual meeting of … Continue reading NUSA DUA, Indonesia | Indonesian president says trade wars too destructive

BANGKOK | Asian shares turn lower after strong day on Wall Street

BANGKOK  — Shares fell Thursday in Asia despite a strong day on Wall Street that was spurred by encouraging signs on U.S. hiring and growth in the service sector. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong‘s Hang Seng index sank 1.8 percent to 26,612.23 and Japan’s Nikkei 225 index lost 0.7 percent to 23,941.51. The Kospi in South … Continue reading BANGKOK | Asian shares turn lower after strong day on Wall Street

BANGKOK | Clouds on horizon as trade wars, debt weigh on Asia’s growth

BANGKOK  — Trade conflicts, rising debt and the potential impact from rising interest rates in the U.S. will likely dampen growth in the coming year, the Asian Development Bank said Wednesday in an update of its regional economic outlook report. The Manila, Philippines-based regional lender said Wednesday that it expects economic growth in Asia to … Continue reading BANGKOK | Clouds on horizon as trade wars, debt weigh on Asia’s growth

BANGKOK | Asian lender says trade wars, debt adding to financial risks

BANGKOK — Trade conflicts, rising debt and the potential impact from rising interest rates in the U.S. will likely dampen growth in the coming year, the Asian Development Bank said Wednesday in an update of its regional economic outlook report. The Manila, Philippines-based regional lender said Wednesday that it expects economic growth to remain at … Continue reading BANGKOK | Asian lender says trade wars, debt adding to financial risks

BANGKOK | World shares fall on reports China-US trade talks put off

BANGKOK — Shares have fallen in Europe and Asia after China reportedly rebuffed a plan for talks with the U.S. on resolving their dispute over trade and technology. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX fell 0.4 percent to 12,382.50 and the CAC 40 in France lost 0.3 percent to 5,479.86. The FTSE 100 in Britain lost 0.2 … Continue reading BANGKOK | World shares fall on reports China-US trade talks put off

HANOI, Vietnam | Asian leaders fault US, say open trade best growth option

HANOI, Vietnam — A top Chinese official and leaders of several Southeast Asian countries said Wednesday that moves by the U.S. to limit trade and protect American businesses pose a grave threat to the world economy. Uncertainty and destabilizing factors threaten to undermine growth, Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua said at a World Economic Forum … Continue reading HANOI, Vietnam | Asian leaders fault US, say open trade best growth option

BANGKOK | World shares track Wall St weakness, eyes on Fed comment

BANGKOK— World shares were mixed Friday after a listless session on Wall Street, where a slide in banks and industrial companies offset solid gains for the technology sector. A lack of progress in trade talks between the U.S. and China was weighing on sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX edged less than 0.1 percent higher to … Continue reading BANGKOK | World shares track Wall St weakness, eyes on Fed comment