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Asian shares fall on doubts over US-China trade deal

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets tumbled Friday on fears that the U.S. and China may not be as close to a trade deal as President Donald Trump had suggested. Selling was also fueled by worries about the global economy ahead of Chinese trade data. The Shanghai Composite index gave up 2.9 percent to 3,016.22 and … Continue reading Asian shares fall on doubts over US-China trade deal

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

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

BEIJING | Asian stocks mostly higher after Trump tariff extension

BEIJING (AP) — Most Asian stock markets rose Monday after President Donald Trump said he would postpone a March 1 deadline for a U.S. tariff hike on Chinese imports following weekend talks on a battle over Beijing’s technology ambitions. The Shanghai Composite Index gained 2.4 percent to 2,871.27 points and Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 added 0.7 … Continue reading BEIJING | Asian stocks mostly higher after Trump tariff extension

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

SINGAPORE | World shares retreat, dollar slips after US-China truce

SINGAPORE— World markets were mostly lower on Tuesday on doubts that a 90-day truce in a tariff battle will allow the U.S. and China to resolve issues ranging from technology development to trade. The dollar fell against the Japanese yen. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany‘s DAX shed 0.8 percent to 11,377.36 and France’s CAC 40 … Continue reading SINGAPORE | World shares retreat, dollar slips after US-China truce