Trade tensions

SINGAPORE | World stocks mixed as China hits at looming US tariffs

SINGAPORE — World markets were mixed Wednesday as investors focused on trade tensions, with China delaying licenses to American businesses ahead of expected tariffs from Washington. The price of oil continued to rise on concerns that Hurricane Florence could disrupt supplies. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France’s CAC 40 gained 0.5 percent to 5,309, while Britain’s … Continue reading SINGAPORE | World stocks mixed as China hits at looming US tariffs

BEIJING | Global stocks mostly lower as investors await US tariff hike

BEIJING — Major global stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday after Wall Street‘s gains as investors waited for a new U.S. tariff hike in a trade battle with China. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, Germany’s DAX lost 0.1 percent to 11,971.94 and London’s FTSE 100 fell 0.3 percent to 7,258.47. France’s CAC 40 was little-changed … Continue reading BEIJING | Global stocks mostly lower as investors await US tariff hike

BEIJING | Asian stocks mixed as investors await US tariff hike

BEIJING — Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday after Wall Street’s gains as investors waited for a new U.S. tariff hike in a trade battle with China. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.3 percent to 2,661.33, while Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 added 1 percent to 22,595.52. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng retreated 0.3 percent to 26,538.58 … Continue reading BEIJING | Asian stocks mixed as investors await US tariff hike

BEIJING | Asian stocks sink after Wall Street losses

BEIJING — Asian stocks sank Wednesday after Wall Street declined on losses for tech and health care companies. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.5 percent to 2,737.63 and Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 shed 0.3 percent to 22,631.17. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng fell 1 percent to 27,683.34 and Seoul’s Kospi retreated 1 percent to 2,313.26. … Continue reading BEIJING | Asian stocks sink after Wall Street losses

BRUSSELS | EU, US explore goods tariffs pact amid trade tensions

BRUSSELS  — The European Union’s top trade official says the bloc is in exploratory talks with the United States to see whether it would be possible to reach a limited trans-Atlantic agreement on the tariff of goods. EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said Thursday that “this could be, possibly, a more limited trade agreement focused … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU, US explore goods tariffs pact amid trade tensions

FRANKFURT, Germany | Trade cease-fire with Trump boosts German business optimism

FRANKFURT, Germany — A leading economic institute says its index of German business optimism rose in August thanks to an easing of trade tensions between the European Union and U.S. President Donald Trump. The index compiled by the Munich-based Ifo institute rose to 103.8 points from 101.7 in July. The result was better than the … Continue reading FRANKFURT, Germany | Trade cease-fire with Trump boosts German business optimism

LONDON | Global shares steady as focus turns to central banks

LONDON  — Global shares traded in narrow ranges Wednesday as the focus of attention turned towards central bank policy on a day when the U.S. stock market was poised to record its longest-ever bull run. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France’s CAC 40 edged up 0.2 percent to 5,417 while Germany’s DAX fell 0.2 percent to … Continue reading LONDON | Global shares steady as focus turns to central banks

TOKYO | Asian shares gain despite doubts over US-China trade talks

TOKYO — Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday amid doubts about the prospects for resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.3 percent in morning trading to 22,273.82 and South Korea’s Kospi added 0.9 percent to 2,268.16. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng climbed 0.5 percent to 27,729.63, … Continue reading TOKYO | Asian shares gain despite doubts over US-China trade talks