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SINGAPORE | World markets fall on Chinese growth concerns

SINGAPORE— World stock markets slipped Friday after China reported weaker-than-expected economic data, stirring up worries about the state of the world’s second largest economy. European indexes were also weighed down by British Prime Minister Theresa May‘s failure to get assurances for a Brexit divorce deal at an EU summit in Brussels. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX … Continue reading SINGAPORE | World markets fall on Chinese growth concerns

SINGAPORE | Asian shares fall on poor Chinese economic data

SINGAPORE — Asian markets tumbled on Friday after China reported weaker-than-expected economic data, stirring up worries about the state of the world’s second largest economy. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index slid 1.7 percent to 21,439.16 and the Kospi in South Korea lost 1.2 percent to 2,070.70. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was down 1.4 percent … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian shares fall on poor Chinese economic data

TOKYO | Japan’s ‘tankan’ economic survey shows sentiment flat

TOKYO— A key quarterly economic survey by the Bank of Japan shows sentiment among large manufacturers remained unchanged, as worries about global trade tensions persisted. The “tankan” survey, released Friday, says sentiment remained flat for a second month after three quarters of decline. The survey, long seen as an important indicator of the state of … Continue reading TOKYO | Japan’s ‘tankan’ economic survey shows sentiment flat

PARIS | The cost of France’s protests running into billions

PARIS — France’s wave of protests and violence over the past month or so has already cost the eurozone’s second-largest economy a fortune. Road blockades, demonstrations and successive weekends of rioting in Paris and other towns have left supermarket shelves empty, stopped shoppers from buying Christmas gifts and scared away tourists. And the government stands … Continue reading PARIS | The cost of France’s protests running into billions

BERLIN | Industrial production drops in Germany in October

BERLIN — Official figures show that factory production in Germany declined in October in another sign that Europe’s largest economy may be slowing. The Economy Ministry said Friday that industrial production dropped 0.5 percent in October over September after adjusting for seasonal and calendar factors. The drop erased modest gains made in the last two … Continue reading BERLIN | Industrial production drops in Germany in October

BEIJING | Swine fever adds to China’s economic headaches

BEIJING — Reeling from rising feed costs in Beijing’s tariff fight with U.S. President Donald Trump, Chinese pig farmers face a new blow from an outbreak of African swine fever that has sent an economic shockwave through the countryside. First detected in August, the disease has killed 1 million pigs, prompting authorities to restrict shipments … Continue reading BEIJING | Swine fever adds to China’s economic headaches

TOKYO | Japan’s exports recover but reports trade deficit in October

TOKYO  — Japan is reporting a trade deficit in October but is seeing a recovery in exports after getting slammed by natural disasters in September. Japan’s Ministry of Finance said Monday exports grew 8.2 percent from the same month the previous year. In September, exports fell 1.2 percent from the previous year in the first … Continue reading TOKYO | Japan’s exports recover but reports trade deficit in October