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BEIJING | Asian stocks sink after Wall Street dives on rate hike

BEIJING — Asian stock markets sank Thursday after the Federal Reserve raised U.S. interest rates and Wall Street dived to a 15-month low. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 index fell 1.7 percent to 20,631.45 points and the Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.4 percent to 2,538.79. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng retreated 0.4 percent to 25,748.54 and … Continue reading BEIJING | Asian stocks sink after Wall Street dives on rate hike

LONDON | Global stocks give up chunk of US-China trade truce gains

LONDON — Global stock markets gave up Tuesday many of the gains they recorded in the previous session when a 90-day trade tariff truce between the U.S. and China shored up investor sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany’s DAX was down 0.8 percent to 11,377 while France’s CAC 40 fell 0.8 percent to 5,016. The … Continue reading LONDON | Global stocks give up chunk of US-China trade truce gains

BEIJING | Asian stocks gain after Fed chief hits rate rises may slow

BEIJING— Asian stocks followed Wall Street higher on Thursday after U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell suggested the pace of interest rate increases might slow. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.6 percent to 2,605.27 and Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 advanced 0.9 percent to 22,378.46. Seoul’s Kospi added 0.5 percent to 2,118.10 and Sydney’s S&P-ASX … Continue reading BEIJING | Asian stocks gain after Fed chief hits rate rises may slow

BEIJING | Asian stocks slide after Wall Street losses, Nissan arrest

BEIJING — Asian stocks slid Tuesday after tech losses dragged down Wall Street and Nissan’s chairman was arrested on charges of financial misconduct. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index fell 1 percent to 2,675.69 and Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 lost 0.9 percent to 21,633.54. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng retreated 1.3 percent to 26,023.02 and Seoul’s Kospi … Continue reading BEIJING | Asian stocks slide after Wall Street losses, Nissan arrest

BEIJING | Stocks mostly rise but Europe weighed down by Brexit discord

BEIJING— Global stock markets mostly rose Thursday, though European indexes and the pound sagged as discord within the British government threatened a newly agreed Brexit deal. KEEPING SCORE: German‘s DAX was flat at 11,417 and France’s CAC 40 shed 0.3 percent to 5,054. London’s FTSE 100 gained 0.1 percent to 7,038, as a sharp drop … Continue reading BEIJING | Stocks mostly rise but Europe weighed down by Brexit discord

BEIJING | Global stocks higher after Wall Street fall, Brexit approval

BEIJING— Most global stock markets rebounded Thursday after Britain’s Cabinet endorsed a draft agreement to leave the European Union and Wall Street fell. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, London’s FTSE 100 gained 0.5 percent to 7,071.60 and German’s DAX advanced 0.5 percent to 11,473.84. France’s CAC 40 rose 0.5 percent to 5,094.94. On Wednesday, the … Continue reading BEIJING | Global stocks higher after Wall Street fall, Brexit approval

SINGAPORE | Stock markets subdued as oil rises, breaking losing streak

SINGAPORE  — Global markets were subdued Monday as the price of oil rose and investors looked to the release of economic data by the U.S. and China that could show the effects of a trade dispute between the world’s two biggest economies. KEEPING SCORE: Germany‘s DAX lost 0.8 percent to 11,442 while Britain’s FTSE 100 … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Stock markets subdued as oil rises, breaking losing streak

BEIJING | Global stocks, oil slip after Fed points to more rate hikes

BEIJING — Global stocks and the price of oil fell Friday after the U.S. Federal Reserve suggested it will keep raising interest rates, tightening the supply of money that has supported markets in recent years. KEEPING SCORE: Germany‘s DAX lost 0.7 percent to 11,442 and France’s CAC 40 lost 1.1 percent to 5,077. London’s FTSE … Continue reading BEIJING | Global stocks, oil slip after Fed points to more rate hikes

SINGAPORE | World stocks settle after US election-inspired rally

SINGAPORE  — World stock markets stabilized Thursday after rallying on the result of the U.S. midterm elections, which quelled fears of a drastic shift in policies. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany’s DAX fell back 0.2 percent to 11,558 and the CAC 40 in France slipped 0.1 percent to 5,135. Britain’s FTSE 100 gained 0.4 percent … Continue reading SINGAPORE | World stocks settle after US election-inspired rally

SINGAPORE | World stocks mixed, shrugging off risks after US midterms

SINGAPORE — World markets were mixed on Thursday after the U.S. midterm elections quelled fears of a drastic shift in policies. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany’s DAX fell back, losing 0.3 percent to 11,548.69 and the CAC 40 in France slipped 0.2 percent to 5,127.63. Britain’s FTSE 100 gained 0.2 percent to 7,128.18. Wall Street … Continue reading SINGAPORE | World stocks mixed, shrugging off risks after US midterms

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  | Asian shares rise on hopes for Chinese stimulus for economy

SINGAPORE  — Asian markets were mostly higher Thursday on hopes for Chinese government help for the economy as manufacturing slows. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 1.6 percent to 25,386.77 and the Shanghai Composite index added 1 percent to 2,628.34. The Kospi in South Korea was 0.7 percent higher at 2,042.83. Australia’s S&P-ASX 200 … Continue reading SINGAPORE  | Asian shares rise on hopes for Chinese stimulus for economy

SINGAPORE | World stocks rally on strong US earnings reports

SINGAPORE  — Global markets were broadly higher on Wednesday after big American 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 1.7 percent to 7,151.86. Germany’s DAX rose 1.6 percent to 11,471.98 and France’s CAC 40 rallied 2.1 … Continue reading SINGAPORE | World stocks rally on strong US earnings reports

SINGAPORE | Asian shares climb on strong US earnings; BOJ stands pat

SINGAPORE — Asian markets rose on Wednesday after big American companies reported strong earnings for the third quarter, soothing fears that rising interest rates may deter corporate investment. KEEPING SCORE: Japan‘s Nikkei 225 index jumped 2.2 percent to 21,920.46 and the Shanghai Composite index added 1.2 percent to 2,598.68. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose 1 … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian shares climb on strong US earnings; BOJ stands pat

SINGAPORE | Asian markets rise as weaker yuan eases fear of more tariffs

SINGAPORE — Asian shares were mostly higher on Tuesday as traders took the weaker yuan as a sign that Chinese exports can remain competitive even if a trade dispute with Washington heats up. KEEPING SCORE: Japan‘s Nikkei 225 index jumped 1.5 percent to 21,455.54 after official data showed that its unemployment rate eased to 2.3 … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian markets rise as weaker yuan eases fear of more tariffs

SINGAPORE | Asian shares retreat as Chinese growth concerns sink in

SINGAPORE — Asian stocks slid on Tuesday as worries about softening Chinese growth rattled investors, following a rally that was not picked up by Wall Street overnight. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index gave up 2.0 percent to 22,154.29 and the Kospi in South Korea tumbled 2.4 percent to 2,108.77. The Shanghai Composite index, which … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian shares retreat as Chinese growth concerns sink in

BEIJING | Asian stocks sink as Turkey fears hurt emerging markets

BEIJING  — Asian stock prices sank Monday as Turkey’s financial turmoil fueled fears contagion might spread to other emerging markets. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index lost 1.7 percent to 2,746.90 and Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 retreated 1.9 percent to 21,885.45.  Hong Kong’s Hang Seng shed 1.8 percent to 27,850.55 and Seoul’s Kospi retreated 1.6 percent … Continue reading BEIJING | Asian stocks sink as Turkey fears hurt emerging markets