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SINGAPORE |Asian shares slip as traders brace for Fed rate increase

SINGAPORE  — Asian stocks fell on Tuesday, tracking losses on Wall Street as traders braced for an interest rate hike by Federal Reserve. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index was 1.8 percent lower at 21,115.45 and the Kospi in South Korea dropped 0.5 percent to 2,061.48. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng slid 1.3 percent to 25,749.59. … Continue reading SINGAPORE |Asian shares slip as traders brace for Fed rate increase

NEW YORK | US and European stocks slide again; S&P 500 hits annual low

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks are falling in choppy trading, and the S&P 500 is down to its lowest in more than a year. Health insurers and hospitals are falling after a federal judge in Texas ruled that the 2010 Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. Retailers and technology stocks are also sinking. Some of the … Continue reading NEW YORK | US and European stocks slide again; S&P 500 hits annual low

SINGAPORE | Asian shares fall as Huawei arrest risks China-US fallout

SINGAPORE  — Asian markets were broadly lower Monday after China protested the arrest of a senior executive of Chinese electronics giant Huawei, who is suspected of trying to evade U.S. trade curbs on Iran. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 slid 2.3 percent in early trading to 21,191.23, after revised data showed that its economy … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian shares fall as Huawei arrest risks China-US fallout

BEIJING | Global shares slip on doubts over US-China trade deal

BEIJING — Global stock prices fell Wednesday, though not as much as Wall Street the day before, amid confusion about what the U.S. and China agreed to in a tariff cease-fire. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, London’s FTSE 100 index fell 1.4 percent to close at 6,921.84 and German’s DAX lost 1.2 percent to 11,200.24. France’s … Continue reading BEIJING | Global shares slip on doubts over US-China trade deal

BEIJING | Global shares slide on doubts over US-China trade deal

BEIJING— Global stock prices fell Wednesday, though not as much as Wall Street the day before, amid confusion about what the U.S. and China agreed to in a tariff cease-fire. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, London’s FTSE 100 index fell 1.0 percent to 6,950 and German’s DAX lost 0.8 percent to 11,240. France’s CAC 40 retreated … Continue reading BEIJING | Global shares slide on doubts over US-China trade deal

SINGAPORE | Asian stocks rise on hopes US, China will unwind dispute

SINGAPORE— Asian shares were mostly higher Monday on hopes that U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will unwind a blistering trade dispute at a meeting this week. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225, reopening after a holiday, added 0.8 percent to 21,815.55. South Korea’s Kospi jumped 1 percent to 2,077.25. Hong … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian stocks rise on hopes US, China will unwind dispute

SINGAPORE | World markets mixed on trade, Brexit tensions

SINGAPORE — World markets were mixed on Friday as trade tensions and political risks surrounding Britain’s exit from the European Union weighed on sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC lost 0.6 percent in early trading to 5,063.51 while Germany’s DAX was up 0.5 percent at 11,413.54. Britain’s FTSE 100 gained 0.3 percent to 7,058.10. Wall Street … Continue reading SINGAPORE | World markets mixed on trade, Brexit tensions

Energy companies lead US stocks higher as oil prices rebound

Energy companies led U.S. stocks broadly higher in early trading Wednesday, wiping out some of the market’s losses from a day earlier. Energy stocks are benefiting from a pickup in crude oil prices, which have fallen sharply in recent weeks on concerns of rising supplies. Industrial companies and banks were also climbing. KEEPING SCORE: The … Continue reading Energy companies lead US stocks higher as oil prices rebound