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TOKYO | Asian shares steady as Beijing calms US-China trade row

TOKYO — Asian shares are moderately higher as worries over U.S.-China trade friction were calmed by conciliatory comments from Beijing. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.8 percent to 21,678.68, and Australia‘s S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.4 percent to 5,681.50. South Korea’s Kospi rose 0.3 percent to 2,075.76. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng edged 0.1 percent … Continue reading TOKYO | Asian shares steady as Beijing calms US-China trade row

NEW YORK | Markets Right Now: Stocks open sharply lower on Wall Street

NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are opening sharply lower as the arrest of a senior Chinese technology executive threatened to worsen trade tensions between China and the U.S. The price of oil also fell sharply early Thursday as OPEC leaders gathered to discuss possible … Continue reading NEW YORK | Markets Right Now: Stocks open sharply lower on Wall Street