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SINGAPORE  | World stocks mixed on worries over trade, manufacturing data

SINGAPORE  — Global shares were mixed on Tuesday as trade concerns and reports that manufacturing was slowing in China and the Eurozone weighed on sentiment. Wall Street was poised to open higher as traders returned from summer holidays and a Labor Day break. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France’s CAC 40 dropped 0.4 percent to 5,394.99 … Continue reading SINGAPORE  | World stocks mixed on worries over trade, manufacturing data

SINGAPORE | Asian stocks mixed on trade worries, weak Chinese data

SINGAPORE  — Asian shares were mixed on Tuesday as the lack of new leads following a U.S. market holiday kept trade worries and slowing Chinese manufacturing activity in the spotlight. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 0.1 percent to 22,693.17, while the Kospi in South Korea gained 0.4 percent to 2,315.04. Hong Kong’s Hang … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian stocks mixed on trade worries, weak Chinese data

SINGAPORE | Asian stocks fall on trade worries, weak Chinese data

SINGAPORE— Asian shares were mostly lower Tuesday as the lack of new leads following a U.S. market holiday meant that trade worries and slowing Chinese manufacturing activity stayed in the spotlight. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 0.1 percent to 22,697.08. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng dropped less than 0.1 percent to 27,701.03, and the … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian stocks fall on trade worries, weak Chinese data

WASHINGTON  | US unemployment hits an 18-year low despite trade concerns

WASHINGTON  — Defying fears of a global trade war, U.S. businesses have made it abundantly clear that they see no reason to stop hiring. Employers added a robust 233,000 jobs in May, up from 159,000 in April, the government said Friday, and helped drive the nation’s unemployment rate to an 18-year low of 3.8 percent. … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | US unemployment hits an 18-year low despite trade concerns

Stocks turn higher amid strong US data, trade concerns

Stock markets turned higher on Friday after some losses in Asia as investors digested strong jobs data in the U.S., the risk of mounting trade tensions and an easing in Italy’s political uncertainty. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX gained 1.3 percent to 12,761 and the CAC 40 in France jumped 1.5 percent to 5,476. Britain’s FTSE … Continue reading Stocks turn higher amid strong US data, trade concerns