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April 09, 2018 - 8:57 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia said Monday it will support companies hit by fresh U.S. sanctions as the ruble and Russian stocks dropped sharply. The ruble dropped to its lowest level against the dollar since late 2016, while shares in sanctioned aluminum producer Rusal plunged. President Vladimir Putin's...
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In this Sept. 20, 2017, photo, visitors look at airplane component parts on display at Aviation Expo China in Beijing. China On Wednesday, April 4, 2018 vowed to take measures of the "same strength" in response to a proposed U.S. tariff hike on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods in a spiraling dispute over technology policy that has fueled fears it might set back a global economic recovery. The Commerce Ministry said it would immediately challenge the U.S. move in the World Trade Organization. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
April 04, 2018 - 10:07 am
BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday issued a $50 billion list of U.S. goods including soybeans and small aircraft for possible tariff hikes in an escalating and potentially damaging technology dispute with Washington. The country's tax agency gave no date for the 25 percent increase to take effect...
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A man looks an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index and New York Dow index at a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Asian stocks have fallen for a second day amid jitters about U.S.-Chinese trade tensions and mounting scrutiny of technology companies. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
April 03, 2018 - 8:17 am
LONDON (AP) — 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...
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A woman cycle pasts in front of an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, April 2, 2018. Asian markets are mostly higher in muted trading as Hong Kong and Australian markets are closed for Easter, and Wall Street and other global markets have been closed for a long weekend after Good Friday. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
April 02, 2018 - 4:34 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global markets mostly fell in muted trading Monday, as markets in Hong Kong, Australia and Europe were closed for Easter. KEEPING SCORE: Trading in France, Germany and Britain was closed for Easter and was to resume Tuesday. U.S. shares were set to drift lower with Dow futures down 0.4...
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People look at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, April 2, 2018. Asian markets are mostly higher in muted trading as Hong Kong and Australian markets are closed for Easter, and Wall Street and other global markets have been closed for a long weekend after Good Friday. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
April 01, 2018 - 11:29 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher in muted trading Monday, as Hong Kong and Australian markets were closed for Easter, and Wall Street and other global markets have been closed for a long weekend after Good Friday. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.5 percent to 21,562...
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China's Central Bank Governor Yi Gang speaks at the China Development Forum at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, Sunday, March 25, 2018. Yi outlined sweeping plans Sunday to rein in rising debt and financial risk, but expressed confidence that Beijing can prevent potential dangers. (AP Photo/Emily Wang)
March 25, 2018 - 11:19 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks fell for a third day Monday amid mounting fears about U.S.-Chinese trade tensions. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index fell 1.2 percent to 3,115.18 points and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 lost 0.8 percent to 20,445.03. Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost 0.2 percent to 30,245.27...
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Chinese investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Friday, March 23, 2018. Fears of a trade war roiled financial markets and sent the dollar wobbling Friday after Beijing retaliated against the Trump administration's tariff hikes by threatening import duties on U.S. goods. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
March 23, 2018 - 8:32 am
LONDON (AP) — Fears of a trade war are roiling financial markets Friday, with stocks under pressure around the world and the dollar in retreat. A day after the Trump administration imposed tariff hikes on Chinese goods, Beijing has threatened import duties on U.S. goods including pork, apples and...
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Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, March 16, 2018. Asian stocks were lower on Friday as caution prevailed while investors waited for more details on the U.S. plans to slap tariffs on Chinese imports and the latest developments on authorities’ investigation into Russia’s election interference. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
March 16, 2018 - 7:37 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets were mixed Friday amid caution about U.S. plans to raise tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum and uncertainty over White House politics. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 added 0.2 percent to 7,152 and France's CAC 40 edged up 0.2 percent to 5,277...
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People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, March 15, 2018. Asian shares were mixed Thursday as investors assessed President Donald Trump's pick for his new economic adviser amid lingering worries over a possible global trade war. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
March 15, 2018 - 5:33 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Stocks are higher in Europe after a mixed day in Asia as investors assessed President Donald Trump's pick for his new economic adviser. Trading was in a narrow range with scant fresh leads. KEEPING SCORE: European shares rose in early trading. France's CAC 40 gained 0.3 percent to...
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FILE - This Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, file photo shows a sign for a Wall Street subway station in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
March 13, 2018 - 10:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are moving higher Tuesday morning after the Labor Department said inflation remained in check last month. Technology and health care companies are leading the way. Qualcomm is skidding after President Donald Trump blocked a bid for the chipmaker by Singapore-based rival...
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