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BANGKOK | World shares advance following strong Wall Street finish

BANGKOK— Shares rose in Europe and Asia on Thursday after a strong overnight finish on Wall Street. Traders were encouraged by a Wall Street Journal report saying the Chinese government might make changes to its “Made in China 2025” economic development plan. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX added 0.3 percent to 10,961.39 and the CAC40 in … Continue reading BANGKOK | World shares advance following strong Wall Street finish

BANGKOK | Asia shares mixed ahead of Trump-Xi meeting at G-20 summit

BANGKOK — Share prices were mixed Friday in Asia ahead of the planned meeting by Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 summit this weekend. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index climbed 0.4 percent to 22,348.56 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong added 0.7 percent to 26,633.88. The Shanghai composite … Continue reading BANGKOK | Asia shares mixed ahead of Trump-Xi meeting at G-20 summit

SINGAPORE | US, China rivalry challenging entwined Asia-Pacific region

SINGAPORE — The rivalry between the U.S. and China in the Asia-Pacific is proving “awkward” for Southeast Asian nations that do not want to have to choose between their friends, Singapore’s prime minister said Thursday as he wrapped up a regional summit. “It’s easiest not to take sides when everybody else is on the same … Continue reading SINGAPORE | US, China rivalry challenging entwined Asia-Pacific region

SINGAPORE | US, China see rival visions for entwined Asia-Pacific region

SINGAPORE  — The U.S. and China offered rival visions for the Asia-Pacific region Thursday at a summit of Southeast Asian nations whose economies and strategic interests are deeply entwined with both powers, with Vice President Mike Pence saying there was no room for “empire or aggression” in the region. Pence stressed the “steadfast and enduring” … Continue reading SINGAPORE | US, China see rival visions for entwined Asia-Pacific region

SINGAPORE | UN refugee agency warns against returning Rohingya refugees

SINGAPORE— The United Nations refugee agency on Monday cautioned against returning ethnic Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar from Bangladesh at this time, urging that officials be allowed to assess whether it is safe for them to return. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees issued the warning after the Myanmar government said Sunday that this week it … Continue reading SINGAPORE | UN refugee agency warns against returning Rohingya refugees

BANGKOK | World shares mixed ahead of US midterms election

BANGKOK— Share prices were mixed in Europe and Asia on Tuesday as cautious world investors awaited the outcome of the U.S. midterm elections. KEEPING SCORE: Britain‘s FTSE 100 lost 0.1 percent to 7,093.77 while Germany’s DAX added 0.2 percent to 11,514.21. The CAC 40 in France was flat at 5,101.42. Wall Street was likewise headed … Continue reading BANGKOK | World shares mixed ahead of US midterms election

BANGKOK | Asian shares mostly higher ahead of US midterms vote

BANGKOK — Share prices were mostly higher Tuesday in Asia as investors awaited the outcome of the U.S. midterm elections. KEEPING SCORE: Japan‘s Nikkei 225 index jumped 1.1 percent to 22,147.75 and the Kospi in South Korea added 0.6 percent to 2,089.62. The Shanghai Composite index slipped 0.2 percent to 2,660.33 and Hong Kong’s Hang … Continue reading BANGKOK | Asian shares mostly higher ahead of US midterms vote

BANGKOK | World stock markets rally on news of Trump-Xi talks

BANGKOK  — Stock markets charged ahead Friday after President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, spoke by phone and reported progress in resolving trade tensions. Investors are looking ahead to U.S. jobs figures due later in the day. KEEPING SCORE: The CAC 40 in France jumped 1.3 percent to 5,150 and Germany’s DAX … Continue reading BANGKOK | World stock markets rally on news of Trump-Xi talks