Foreign Markets

WASHINGTON | US industrial production climbed 0.6 percent in November

WASHINGTON — U.S. industrial production climbed 0.6 percent on surging output at mines and utilities. But manufacturing production was flat. The Federal Reserve said Friday that that utility output rose 3.3 percent as power companies were busier because of unusually cold weather. Mining output rose 1.7 percent on higher production at coal mines and oil … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US industrial production climbed 0.6 percent in November

WASHINGTON | US industrial production climbed 0.3 percent in September

WASHINGTON — U.S. industry expanded again in September despite the impact of Hurricane Florence. The Federal Reserve said Tuesday that industrial production, which includes output at factories, mines and utilities, rose 0.3 percent last month. It was the fourth straight increase. The Fed said that Florence reduced September output growth by less than 0.1 percentage … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US industrial production climbed 0.3 percent in September

DAMASCUS, Syria | Syria reopens vital border crossing with Jordan

DAMASCUS, Syria — A vital border crossing between Syria and Jordan reopened Saturday for the first time in years, Syria’s state-run news agency reported, adding that the flow of trucks and transit across the border has begun. The reopening of the Naseeb border crossing would bring major relief to President Bashar Assad’s government by restoring … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | Syria reopens vital border crossing with Jordan

Global stocks mixed after Wall Street decline

BEIJING/November 8, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — European stocks gained in early trading Wednesday while Asian markets were mixed after U.S. President Donald Trump delivered a fresh warning to North Korea and China reported weaker but still-robust trade growth. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, Germany’s DAX gained 0.2 percent to 13,404.15 and France’s CAC 40 added 0.2 … Continue reading Global stocks mixed after Wall Street decline

Global stocks edge up as investors look to Trump remarks

TOKYO (AP)(STL.News) — Global stocks rose modestly on Wednesday as investors looked ahead to a press conference by President-elect Donald Trump for details on trade and clarifications about Russia’s role in the election. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX was up 0.3 percent at 11,618 while France’s CAC 40 gained 0.1 percent to 4,894. Britain’s FTSE 100 … Continue reading Global stocks edge up as investors look to Trump remarks

Chinese data gives stock markets early year shot in the arm

Chinese data fuels the market LONDON (AP)(STL.News) — Global stocks advanced Tuesday, with U.S. markets set to ring in 2017 with gains, after upbeat Chinese and British manufacturing data bolstered investor sentiment. The dollar and oil prices started the new year as they closed out the last — pushing higher. KEEPING SCORE: Britain’s FTSE 100 … Continue reading Chinese data gives stock markets early year shot in the arm

Global shares mixed after Italy rejects constitution changes

BEIJING (AP)(STL.News) — Asian shares tumbled Monday while Europe opened higher after Italian voters rejected constitutional changes, raising questions over whether the country will stay in the European Union and keep using the euro. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, Germany’s DAX added 0.8 percent to 10,599.05 points and France’s CAC-40 gained 0.3 percent to 4,542.94. … Continue reading Global shares mixed after Italy rejects constitution changes