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ZHUHAI, China | China opens mega-bridge linking Hong Kong to mainland

ZHUHAI, China  — China has opened the world’s longest sea-crossing bridge linking Hong Kong to the mainland in a feat of engineering that carries major economic and political significance. Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the ceremony in the city of Zhuhai to cut the ribbon on the 55-kilometer (34-mile)-long bridge linking it to the semi-autonomous … Continue reading ZHUHAI, China | China opens mega-bridge linking Hong Kong to mainland

SINGAPORE | World markets steady after earnings-driven rally

SINGAPORE— Stock markets stabilized Wednesday after a rally inspired by strong corporate earnings, with investors also monitoring talks on Britain’s exit from the European Union. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 added 0.2 percent to 5,183.04 and Britain’s FTSE 100 rose 0.3 percent to 7,078.53. Germany’s DAX shed 0.3 percent to 11,744.76. U.S. shares were set … Continue reading SINGAPORE | World markets steady after earnings-driven rally

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 | Asian shares up on hopes that US, China will solve dispute

SINGAPORE  — Asian markets were mostly higher on Tuesday, though Chinese benchmarks fell after the government reported inflation rose for the fourth straight month. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.3 percent to 22,317.06. The Kospi in South Korea recovered 0.1 percent to 2,145.71. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index, which has fallen 22 percent … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian shares up on hopes that US, China will solve dispute

SINGAPORE | Losses on Wall Street ripple through Asia; stocks slump

SINGAPORE — Asian markets were broadly lower on Thursday after Wall Street slumped on a heavy selling of technology and internet stocks. Japan’s benchmark fell by an unusually wide margin of 3.9 percent and China’s main index lost 4.3 percent. Markets in Hong Kong, South Korea, Australia and Southeast Asia recorded similar declines. Investors are … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Losses on Wall Street ripple through Asia; stocks slump

HONG KONG | China tech stocks Lenovo, ZTE tumble after chip hack report

HONG KONG— Chinese tech stocks Lenovo Group and ZTE Corp. have tumbled in Hong Kong following a news report Chinese spies might have used chips supplied by another company to hack into U.S. computer systems. Lenovo shares fell 20 percent on Friday but recovered some of that to be off 15 percent at mid-afternoon. ZTE … Continue reading HONG KONG | China tech stocks Lenovo, ZTE tumble after chip hack report

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

TOKYO | Shares mostly higher after US-Canada set new trade deal

TOKYO — World shares were mostly higher Monday after the U.S. and Canada said they had agreed to a revised trade pact. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX rose 0.7 percent to 12,327.01 and the CAC 40 in France advanced 0.3 percent to 5,507.74. Britain’s FTSE 100 gained 0.1 percent to 7,518.97. The future contract for the … Continue reading TOKYO | Shares mostly higher after US-Canada set new trade deal