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SINGAPORE  | Asian shares mostly lower, weighed by trade tensions

SINGAPORE  — Asian markets were mostly lower on Tuesday following a mixed day on Wall Street, as tensions over U.S. tariffs overshadowed data suggesting global growth is still on track. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 bucked the regional trend, gaining 0.4 percent to 22,697.36 after reopening from Monday’s public holiday. South Korea’s Kospi lost … Continue reading SINGAPORE  | Asian shares mostly lower, weighed by trade tensions

SINGAPORE | Asian stocks fall, weighed by tensions over US trade tariff

SINGAPORE — Asian markets fell on Tuesday as mounting tensions over U.S. tariffs overshadowed data suggesting global growth was still on track. KEEPING SCORE: South Korea’s Kospi lost 0.2 percent to 2,297.64 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng lost 1.0 percent to 28,247.53 in morning trading. The Shanghai Composite index tumbled 1.0 percent to 2,785.68. Australia’s … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian stocks fall, weighed by tensions over US trade tariff

SINGAPORE  | Moon presses Trump, Kim for breakthrough in nuclear talks

SINGAPORE  — South Korean President Moon Jae-in has urged U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try harder to achieve a breakthrough in their nuclear negotiations. Moon said at a forum in Singapore on Friday that Trump and Kim would “face the stern judgment of the international community” if their … Continue reading SINGAPORE  | Moon presses Trump, Kim for breakthrough in nuclear talks

SINGAPORE  | Moon vows to increase trade with Singapore, Southeast Asia

SINGAPORE  — South Korea’s president has pledged to increase trade with Singapore as part of a strategy to raise its economic influence in the region. President Moon Jae-in says the two countries agreed to “invigorate mutual investment” by significantly increasing the trade volume, which is currently at $20 billion. He says: “We will spare no … Continue reading SINGAPORE  | Moon vows to increase trade with Singapore, Southeast Asia

SINGAPORE  | Stocks tumble as Asia braces for more US tariffs on China

SINGAPORE  — Asian markets are broadly lower after the Trump administration said it was preparing to impose tariffs on another $200 billion of Chinese exports, upping the ante in the trade war between the world’s two largest economies. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 fell 0.9 percent to 22,000.81 and South Korea’s Kospi lost 0.4 … Continue reading SINGAPORE  | Stocks tumble as Asia braces for more US tariffs on China

SINGAPORE  | Asian markets mirror optimism on Wall Street

SINGAPORE  — Asian markets were mostly higher on Tuesday as overnight gains on Wall Street and the lack of bad news surrounding U.S.-China tariffs boosted sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 added 1.0 percent in morning trading to 22,278.51 and South Korea’s Kospi gained 0.4 percent to 2,295.54. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose 0.4 … Continue reading SINGAPORE  | Asian markets mirror optimism on Wall Street

SINGAPORE  | Global shares mixed as auto shares push Europe higher

SINGAPORE  — European shares rose Thursday following a German report that the U.S. may propose reducing suggested auto tariffs to zero. But in Asia markets were overshadowed by concern over trade tensions between Washington and Beijing. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX jumped 1.3 percent to 12,471.69 and France’s CAC 40 added 0.9 percent to 5,368.34. Britain’s … Continue reading SINGAPORE  | Global shares mixed as auto shares push Europe higher

SINGAPORE  | Asia braces for US-China tariffs as stocks fall

SINGAPORE — Asian markets tumbled Thursday as China reiterated its determination to protect its interests in a rancorous trade dispute with Washington. Trading was subdued in the absence of leads from Wall Street with markets closed for the Independence Day holiday. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index fell 0.8 percent to 21,546.99 and the Shanghai … Continue reading SINGAPORE  | Asia braces for US-China tariffs as stocks fall