Trade tensions

SINGAPORE | World stocks slip as traders brace for Fed rate increase

SINGAPORE — World markets were mostly lower on Tuesday, tracking losses on Wall Street as traders braced for an interest rate hike by Federal Reserve. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany‘s DAX was 0.1 percent lower at 10,765.49 and France’s CAC 40 slipped 0.4 percent to 4,781.19. Britain’s FTSE 100 index fell 0.6 percent to 6,732.66. … Continue reading SINGAPORE | World stocks slip as traders brace for Fed rate increase

NEW YORK | Stocks rise on trade hopes but lose much of morning gains

NEW YORK — U.S. stock indexes rose Tuesday on hopes that trade tensions between the world’s largest economies may ease, though much of the big gains from the morning had evaporated by midday. The S&P 500 index jumped as much as 1.4 percent in early trading, following even bigger gains in Europe, but it lost … Continue reading NEW YORK | Stocks rise on trade hopes but lose much of morning gains

NEW YORK | Stocks veer back upward on hopes for US-China trade talks

NEW YORK — Stock markets around the world jumped Tuesday on hopes that trade tensions between the world’s largest economies may ease after U.S. and Chinese officials spoke on the phone. The S&P 500 index jumped more than 1 percent at the start of trading, following even bigger gains in Europe. It’s the latest big … Continue reading NEW YORK | Stocks veer back upward on hopes for US-China trade talks

NEW YORK | Tech giants plunge again, pushing market into red for year

NEW YORK — Stocks dropped again Tuesday as losses mounted for the world’s largest technology companies. Retailers also fell, and energy companies plunged with oil prices as the market sank back into the red for the year. Oil prices tumbled another 6.6 percent as Wall Street reacted to rising oil supplies and concerns that global … Continue reading NEW YORK | Tech giants plunge again, pushing market into red for year

NEW YORK | US stocks take sharp losses as tech, internet companies drop

NEW YORK  — Stocks are tumbling Monday as technology and internet companies continue to take steep losses. The Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly fell 500 points. Retailers and industrial stocks also fell. Apple and Microsoft dropped almost 4 percent while internet retailer Amazon and aerospace company Boeing each fell 5 percent. High-dividend stocks like real … Continue reading NEW YORK | US stocks take sharp losses as tech, internet companies drop

NEW YORK | Tech stock take US indexes lower; oil prices sink again

NEW YORK — Renewed losses for technology companies are taking U.S. stock indexes slightly lower Monday morning. Internet companies are also down, while energy companies are falling along with the price of oil. High-yielding defensive stocks including real estate and utility companies are rising. Nissan’s stock sank after the company accused its chairman of serious … Continue reading NEW YORK | Tech stock take US indexes lower; oil prices sink again

TOKYO | Asian shares mostly up cheered by Wall Street buying spree

TOKYO  — Asian shares were mostly higher Monday after a buying spree on Wall Street kept up investor optimism into a new week, despite continuing worries about trade tensions. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.5 percent to 21,784.87, while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 fell 0.7 percent to 5,693.30 in early trading. South Korea’s Kospi … Continue reading TOKYO | Asian shares mostly up cheered by Wall Street buying spree

TOKYO | Japan’s exports recover but reports trade deficit in October

TOKYO  — Japan is reporting a trade deficit in October but is seeing a recovery in exports after getting slammed by natural disasters in September. Japan’s Ministry of Finance said Monday exports grew 8.2 percent from the same month the previous year. In September, exports fell 1.2 percent from the previous year in the first … Continue reading TOKYO | Japan’s exports recover but reports trade deficit in October