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LONDON | China slowdown weighs on markets as Trump meets Putin

LONDON — A slowdown in Chinese economic growth weighed on global stock markets Monday as investors kept a close watch on a summit U.S. President Donald Trump with Russian President Vladimir Putin. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany’s DAX fell 0.2 percent to 12,521 while the CAC 40 in France was down 0.4 percent at 5,409. … Continue reading LONDON | China slowdown weighs on markets as Trump meets Putin

SEOUL, South Korea | Asian shares mostly higher; Japan’s Nikkei up on weak yen

SEOUL, South Korea — Asian shares are mostly higher, rebounding from jitters over the U.S.-China trade disputes for a second straight day. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 jumped 1.3 percent to 22,483.13 and South Korea’s Kospi gained 0.8 percent to 2,302.32. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index added 0.3 percent to 28,578.86. But Shanghai Composite Index … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Asian shares mostly higher; Japan’s Nikkei up on weak yen

BEIJING | Asian markets rebound from trade fears

BEIJING— Asian stock markets rose Thursday following Wall Street’s decline amid U.S.-Chinese trade tensions and oil prices recovered some of the previous day’s steep losses. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index rose 1.1 percent to 2,809.42 and Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 gained 1.2 percent to 22,181.13. Sydney’s S&P-ASX 200 added 0.7 percent to 6,258.00 and Seoul’s … Continue reading BEIJING | Asian markets rebound from trade fears

HONG KONG | Asian markets rise, tracking Wall Street gains on job report

HONG KONG (AP) — Most Asian stock markets started the week higher on Monday following strong gains on Wall Street after the U.S. jobless rate hit an 18-year low, helping investors overlook unresolved trade tensions between Washington and Beijing. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index slid 0.4 percent to 22,381.95 but Hong Kong’s Hang … Continue reading HONG KONG | Asian markets rise, tracking Wall Street gains on job report

Asian stocks hit by tech losses

SEOUL, South Korea /March 27, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Asian stock markets were in the red Wednesday as tech stocks extended losses following sell-offs of their U.S. peers overnight. Investors are selling technology-related shares on concern governments might tighten their scrutiny over Facebook after it was revealed that users’ data was shared with a consulting firm … Continue reading Asian stocks hit by tech losses

Asian stocks surge despite trade tensions after US gains

BEIJING/March 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  Asian stock markets surged Tuesday despite U.S.-Chinese trade tensions after Wall Street posted its strongest gains in a week KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 index jumped 2.1 percent to 21,490.45 while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 1.3 percent to 30,261.45. Seoul’s Kospi advanced 1.4 percent to 2,408.91 and Sydney’s S&P-ASX … Continue reading Asian stocks surge despite trade tensions after US gains

World stocks slump as Trump’s tariff vow sparks trade fears

HONG KONG /March 2, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —World stock markets posted steep declines Friday, adding to global losses after U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to impose stiff steel and aluminum tariffs, sparking fears of a trade war. KEEPING SCORE: European shares sank in early trading. France’s CAC 40 lost 1.2 percent to 5,197.52 and Germany’s DAX … Continue reading World stocks slump as Trump’s tariff vow sparks trade fears

Asian markets mixed ahead of Fed chair testimony

SEOUL, South Korea/February 26, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Tokyo stocks finished higher but other markets in Asia were mixed on Tuesday ahead of the Federal Reserve chair’s testimony at U.S. Congress later in the day, his first public appearance as chair of the Fed. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 jumped 1.1 percent to 22,389.86 but South … Continue reading Asian markets mixed ahead of Fed chair testimony