Trade war fears

FRANKFURT, Germany  | Trade war fears a clear concern of European bank officials

FRANKFURT, Germany  — Top officials at the European Central Bank expressed confidence at their last policy meeting that the eurozone economy remains “broadly on track” but expressed concern that rising trade protectionism could dampen business confidence and blunt the recovery. The assessment was contained in the written account of the bank’s June 14 policy meeting … Continue reading FRANKFURT, Germany  | Trade war fears a clear concern of European bank officials

SINGAPORE | Asian markets mixed as trade war fears set in

SINGAPORE  — Asian shares were mixed Tuesday in narrow trading as investors watched the tit-for-tat exchanges between the U.S. and China over trade. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 0.1 percent to 22,497.89 but South Korea’s Kospi lost 0.1 percent to 2,445.37. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose 0.1 percent to 31,028.83 and the … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian markets mixed as trade war fears set in

TOKYO | Asian stocks mostly rise as investors weigh trade war fears

TOKYO | April 9, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Asian markets mostly rose but stayed within a narrow range in subdued trading Tuesday as global investors continued to weigh their fears about a possible trade war between the U.S. and China. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.2 percent to 21,730.41 in morning trading. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 edged … Continue reading TOKYO | Asian stocks mostly rise as investors weigh trade war fears

SEOUL, South Korea | Calm after storm: Asian stocks up day after trade war fears

SEOUL, South Korea |April 4, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Asian stock markets recouped the previous day’s losses to trade higher on Thursday as earlier fears of trade conflicts between the world’s two largest economies dissipated on signs of dialogue. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 surged 1.6 percent to 21,667.83 and South Korea’s Kospi jumped 1.5 percent to … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Calm after storm: Asian stocks up day after trade war fears

Trade war fears and tech jitters stalk global stock markets,

LONDON/April 3, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Global stock markets fell for a second day Tuesday as investors continued to fret over a looming trade war between the U.S. and China and mounting public scrutiny of technology companies. Stocks have been trending lower for weeks largely because of a series of tariffs announced by U.S. President Donald … Continue reading Trade war fears and tech jitters stalk global stock markets,

Global stocks rebound amid waning trade war fears

LONDON/March 27, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Global stock markets rose sharply Thursday as investors grew increasingly confident that a trade war between the U.S. and China would be averted. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France’s CAC 40 rose 1.4 percent to 5,139 while Germany’s DAX rose 1.9 percent to 12,007. The FTSE 100 index of leading British … Continue reading Global stocks rebound amid waning trade war fears

Japan’s February exports, imports grow amid trade war fears

TOKYO/March 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Japan’s exports grew 1.8 percent in February compared to the same month a year earlier, as the surplus fell to just $32 million, according to customs data released Monday. Exports are expected to remain strong in coming months, boosted by a strong global economy, though worries are deepening about a possible … Continue reading Japan’s February exports, imports grow amid trade war fears