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US stocks head sharply lower a day after Dow’s record gain

Wall Street‘s wild Christmas week rolls on. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped about 300 points early Thursday, a day after notching its biggest-ever point gain, as the market endures a bout of volatility to end what has been a topsy-turvy year. Technology companies, health care stocks and banks, all big gainers on Wednesday when … Continue reading US stocks head sharply lower a day after Dow’s record gain

SINGAPORE | Stocks mixed in Asia on Fed rate decision, Japanese data

SINGAPORE— Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday, as traders mulled over the Federal Reserve’s interest rate decision and weaker-than-expected Japanese trade data. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index fell 0.4 percent to 21,025.10 while South Korea’s Kospi rose 0.6 percent to 2,074.38. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was 0.1 percent higher at 25,835.66. The Shanghai Composite … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Stocks mixed in Asia on Fed rate decision, Japanese data

BANGKOK | World shares advance following strong Wall Street finish

BANGKOK— Shares rose in Europe and Asia on Thursday after a strong overnight finish on Wall Street. Traders were encouraged by a Wall Street Journal report saying the Chinese government might make changes to its “Made in China 2025” economic development plan. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX added 0.3 percent to 10,961.39 and the CAC40 in … Continue reading BANGKOK | World shares advance following strong Wall Street finish

BEIJING | Asia shares sink after Wall Street sell-off

BEIJING— Asian stocks sank Wednesday after Wall Street plunged amid confusion about what Washington and Beijing agreed to in a tariff cease-fire. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index fell 1.8 percent to 26,765.27 points and the Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.7 percent to 2,845.61. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 lost 0.7 percent to 21,887.65 and Seoul’s … Continue reading BEIJING | Asia shares sink after Wall Street sell-off

US-China trade truce sends US stocks solidly higher

A welcome truce in the escalating U.S.-China trade dispute put investors in a buying mood Monday, sending U.S. stocks solidly higher and extending the market’s gains from last week. The broad rally, which lost some of its early morning momentum, followed gains in overseas markets as investors welcomed news of the temporary, 90-day stand-down, which … Continue reading US-China trade truce sends US stocks solidly higher

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