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SEOUL, South Korea | Global stocks mixed; Chinese markets rally

SEOUL, South Korea— Global stock markets were mixed Thursday with European stocks trading lower after Chinese markets finished with sharp gains. Traders focused on the latest developments in the trade dispute between the United States and China, as oil prices resumed their decline. KEEPING SCORE: Britain’s FTSE 100 fell 0.6 percent in early trading to … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Global stocks mixed; Chinese markets rally

SINGAPORE | World shares mixed on fears of higher US tariffs on China

SINGAPORE — World shares were mixed Wednesday on uncertainties over trade, as news the U.S. and China may be working to reopen trade talks was overshadowed by talk of plans for even higher tariffs on Chinese imports. KEEPING SCORE: Britain’s FTSE 100 dropped 0.8 percent to 7,686.98 and Germany’s DAX fell 0.2 percent to 12,786.35 … Continue reading SINGAPORE | World shares mixed on fears of higher US tariffs on China

SINGAPORE | Asian markets mixed ahead of Bank of Japan policy statement

SINGAPORE  — Asian markets were mixed on Tuesday with narrow trading ahead of a key statement by the Bank of Japan, which could indicate a tightening of its monetary policy. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index dropped 0.3 percent to 22,476.72 and South Korea’s Kospi was flat at 2,293.43. The Shanghai Composite index gained 0.1 … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian markets mixed ahead of Bank of Japan policy statement

SINGAPORE | Stocks mostly dip amid tech wobbles, ahead of central banks

SINGAPORE — World stock markets mostly fell Monday after technology stocks took a hit last week and as investors monitor policy announcements of major central banks this week. KEEPING SCORE: Britain’s FTSE 100 was flat at 7,704 while Germany’s DAX fell 0.2 percent to 12,833. France’s CAC 40 shed 0.2 percent as well, to 5,498. … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Stocks mostly dip amid tech wobbles, ahead of central banks

SINGAPORE | World stocks mixed ahead of ECB meeting

SINGAPORE — World markets are mixed ahead of a European Central Bank policy meeting. Asian share benchmarks were mixed on concerns that easing tensions between the U.S. and Europe could bode ill for a compromise with Beijing over trade. KEEPING SCORE: Britain’s FTSE 100 was less than 0.1 percent lower at 7,656.04 while France’s CAC … Continue reading SINGAPORE | World stocks mixed ahead of ECB meeting

SINGAPORE | Asian shares mostly lower on easing of US-EU trade tensions

SINGAPORE — Asian shares are mostly lower after President Donald Trump agreed with the EU to hold off on new tariffs. The worry is that an easing of tensions with Europe could bode ill for a compromise with Beijing over trade. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 edged 0.1 percent lower to 22,592.23 while South Korea’s … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian shares mostly lower on easing of US-EU trade tensions

BEIJING | Asian markets mostly higher after Wall Street gains

BEIJING — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday after Wall Street gained on strong corporate earnings. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 index gained 0.4 percent to 22,610.83 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng added 0.6 percent to 28,831.39. The Shanghai Composite Index was off 2 points at 2,904.39 and Sydney’s S&P-ASX 200 shed 0.2 percent … Continue reading BEIJING | Asian markets mostly higher after Wall Street gains

LONDON | Google earnings help buoy global markets

LONDON — A strong round of U.S. corporate earnings, most notably from Google parent Alphabet, helped buoy global stock markets on Tuesday despite some soft economic data that stoked some concerns about the state of the global economy at a time when trade tensions are elevated. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany’s DAX rebounded 1.6 percent … Continue reading LONDON | Google earnings help buoy global markets