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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

SINGAPORE | Asia shares mixed on uncertainty over trade tensions

SINGAPORE — Shares were mixed in early trading in Asia on Friday on revived concerns over the prospects for a breakthrough in trade tensions between the U.S. and China. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index lost 0.4 percent to 21,717.57 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong gave up 0.5 percent to 25,967.01. South Korea’s … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asia shares mixed on uncertainty over trade tensions

SINGAPORE | Asian leaders push toward pacts on South China Sea, trade

SINGAPORE — Leaders from Southeast Asia, China and other neighboring countries met in Singapore on Wednesday and cited progress on keeping peace in the contentious South China Sea as evidence that the region is managing to handle such issues on its own. Both the Singapore meeting and a summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian leaders push toward pacts on South China Sea, trade

BEIJING | Asian stocks sink after Wall Street tech sell-off

BEIJING  — Asian stocks sank Tuesday after a tech sell-off dragged Wall Street lower. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 tumbled 3.2 percent to 21,554.45 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng lost 1.1 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index was off 0.2 percent at 2,625.37 and Sydney’s S&P-ASX 200 gave up 1.9 percent to 5,825.60. Seoul’s Kospi retreated … Continue reading BEIJING | Asian stocks sink after Wall Street tech sell-off

BEIJING | Asian stock markets sink after Wall Street rally fades

BEIJING — Asian stock markets fell Friday after a post-election Wall Street rally faded amid expectations of U.S. interest rate hikes despite the Federal Reserve’s decision to hold off this week. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.8 percent to 2,614.37 and Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 retreated 0.7 percent to 22,338.26. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng … Continue reading BEIJING | Asian stock markets sink after Wall Street rally fades

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

WASHINGTON | Red bull drawn in Indonesian cave dated to 40,000 years ago

WASHINGTON — Scientists have found the oldest known example of an animal drawing: a red silhouette of a bull-like beast on the wall of an Indonesian cave. The sketch is at least 40,000 years old, slightly older than similar animal paintings found in famous caves in France and Spain. Until a few years ago, experts … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Red bull drawn in Indonesian cave dated to 40,000 years ago

BANGKOK | Asia shares reap big gains on news of Trump-Xi phone chat

BANGKOK — Asian shares advanced Friday after President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping spoke by phone and the Chinese state media reported progress in resolving trade tensions between their two countries. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong‘s Hang Seng index jumped 3.8 percent to 26,365.04 and the Shanghai Composite index added 2.7 percent to … Continue reading BANGKOK | Asia shares reap big gains on news of Trump-Xi phone chat