Overseas Financial Markets

Asian markets mostly higher, watching Trump speech closely

TOKYO/March 1, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Asian markets were mostly higher Wednesday as attention turned to President Donald Trump’s speech to Congress for clues on what might be ahead for trade, regulations and taxes. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 1.3 percent to 19,361.75. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 slipped 0.4 percent at 5,690.40. But Hong Kong’s … Continue reading Asian markets mostly higher, watching Trump speech closely

Global stocks mixed after Wall Street decline, dollar gains

BEIJING/February 7, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — European shares were little changed in early trading Tuesday while Asian stocks mostly fell. Oil prices fluctuated after declines that dragged Wall Street lower. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, Germany’s DAX index rose 0.1 percent to 11,522.87 points and France’s CAC-40 was little changed at 4,776.90. London’s FTSE 100 gained … Continue reading Global stocks mixed after Wall Street decline, dollar gains

Asian shares mixed, Japan’s Nikkei gains on weaker yen

TOKYO (AP)(STL.News) — Shares were meandering in sluggish trading in Asia on Thursday as investors awaited the inauguration of Donald Trump as president. Japan’s benchmark rose after the dollar slipped against the yen. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 gained 1.0 percent to 19,075.98 and Australia’s S&P ASX 200 added 0.1 percent to 5,685.60. The Hang … Continue reading Asian shares mixed, Japan’s Nikkei gains on weaker yen

Global shares mixed after Italy rejects constitution changes

BEIJING (AP)(STL.News) — Asian shares tumbled Monday while Europe opened higher after Italian voters rejected constitutional changes, raising questions over whether the country will stay in the European Union and keep using the euro. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, Germany’s DAX added 0.8 percent to 10,599.05 points and France’s CAC-40 gained 0.3 percent to 4,542.94. … Continue reading Global shares mixed after Italy rejects constitution changes