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SINGAPORE | World stocks rise ahead of new round of US-China talks

SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets generally climbed Monday as traders kept a lookout for developments ahead of a new round of trade talks between American and Chinese officials in Beijing this week. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France’s CAC 40 rose 0.9 percent to 5,004.79 and Germany’s DAX was up 0.8 percent at 10,993.48. Britain’s FTSE … Continue reading SINGAPORE | World stocks rise ahead of new round of US-China talks

SINGAPORE | World shares retreat, dollar slips after US-China truce

SINGAPORE— World markets were mostly lower on Tuesday on doubts that a 90-day truce in a tariff battle will allow the U.S. and China to resolve issues ranging from technology development to trade. The dollar fell against the Japanese yen. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany‘s DAX shed 0.8 percent to 11,377.36 and France’s CAC 40 … Continue reading SINGAPORE | World shares retreat, dollar slips after US-China truce

SINGAPORE | World stocks subdued, oil price resumes decline

SINGAPORE — World markets were subdued Friday and the price of oil dropped as investors look ahead to a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, who will attempt to ease a vicious trade dispute. Trading was thinned as U.S. markets were set to open for only a half day after … Continue reading SINGAPORE | World stocks subdued, oil price resumes decline

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

SINGAPORE | US, China rivalry challenging entwined Asia-Pacific region

SINGAPORE — The rivalry between the U.S. and China in the Asia-Pacific is proving “awkward” for Southeast Asian nations that do not want to have to choose between their friends, Singapore’s prime minister said Thursday as he wrapped up a regional summit. “It’s easiest not to take sides when everybody else is on the same … Continue reading SINGAPORE | US, China rivalry challenging entwined Asia-Pacific region

SINGAPORE | US, China see rival visions for entwined Asia-Pacific region

SINGAPORE  — The U.S. and China offered rival visions for the Asia-Pacific region Thursday at a summit of Southeast Asian nations whose economies and strategic interests are deeply entwined with both powers, with Vice President Mike Pence saying there was no room for “empire or aggression” in the region. Pence stressed the “steadfast and enduring” … Continue reading SINGAPORE | US, China see rival visions for entwined Asia-Pacific region

SINGAPORE | World stocks gain on hopes for Brexit progress

SINGAPORE — World markets were mostly higher Thursday following a report that British Prime Minister Theresa May has secured a deal with the European Union on financial services, as the country’s exit from the bloc looms. KEEPING SCORE: Germany‘s DAX rose 0.6 percent to 11,521 and France’s CAC 40 was 0.1 percent higher at 5,098. … Continue reading SINGAPORE | World stocks gain on hopes for Brexit progress

SINGAPORE | World stocks rally on strong earnings reports

SINGAPORE  — Global markets were broadly higher Wednesday after major companies reported strong earnings for the third quarter, soothing fears that rising interest rates may deter corporate investment. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Britain‘s FTSE 100 rebounded 1.5 percent to 7,138. Germany’s DAX rose 1.2 percent to 11,421 and France’s CAC 40 rallied 2.1 percent to … Continue reading SINGAPORE | World stocks rally on strong earnings reports