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May 12, 2019 - 11:48 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Monday after trade talks between the U.S. and China wrapped up Friday without an agreement. Shares dropped more than 1% in Shanghai, to 2,909.60. Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 0.5% to 21,237.71 and the S&P ASX 200 declined 0.3% to 6,289.70...
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Stock trader Gregory Rowe works at the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, May 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 10, 2019 - 5:07 pm
Wall Street capped a turbulent week with a late-day rally Friday after shaking off an early slump triggered by the latest escalation in the trade war between the U.S. and China. The market fell sharply in the early going after the U.S. raised tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods when...
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A Chinese investor uses his smartphone as he monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Friday, May 10, 2019. Asian shares were mostly higher Friday but benchmarks in Shanghai and Hong Kong gave up earlier strong gains amid uncertainty over the potential outcome of trade talks between China and the U.S. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
May 10, 2019 - 7:16 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets were mostly higher on Friday in volatile trading as investors appeared to hope that the United States and China might yet reach a deal to solve their escalating trade war. France's CAC 40 gained 1.0% to 5,3634, while Germany's DAX added 1.2% to 12,121. Britain's...
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Visitors stand in front of stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, May 8, 2019. The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled more than 470 points Tuesday amid a broad sell-off on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Annice Lyn)
May 08, 2019 - 4:25 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were marginally higher in Europe on Wednesday, despite broad losses in Asia and New York, after Germany reported stronger-than-expected industrial output data. Germany's DAX gained 0.3% to 12,125.80 following the report that industrial production rose 0.5 percent in March from...
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An electronic stock board shows Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Asian stock markets rebounded Tuesday after Beijing said trade negotiators were preparing to go to Washington despite President Donald Trump’s threat to escalate their tariff war. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
May 07, 2019 - 7:45 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were mixed Tuesday after Beijing said its economy czar will go to Washington for trade talks despite President Donald Trump's threat to escalate their tariff war. Benchmarks in London and Tokyo declined, while Shanghai, Hong Kong and Sydney rose. The Chinese...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2019, file photo, trader Robert Charmak, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. On Monday, May 6, U.S. stocks plunged at the opening of trading, following a sell-off in global markets, after President Donald Trump threatened to escalate a trade war between the world’s two largest economies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 07, 2019 - 1:28 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rebounded Tuesday after Beijing said trade negotiators were preparing to go to Washington despite President Donald Trump's threat to escalate their tariff war. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Sydney rose, while Tokyo declined after reopening following a long...
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People walk past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Monday, May 6, 2019. Shares tumbled in Asia early Monday after President Donald Trump threatened in a tweet to impose more tariffs on China, spooking investors who had been expecting good news on trade.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
May 06, 2019 - 5:17 am
BANGKOK (AP) — World markets swooned Monday after President Donald Trump threatened to increase tariffs on imports from China at a time when investors were expecting trade tensions to subside. The CAC 40 in France lost 2.2% in early trading to 5,428.65 while Germany's DAX skidded 2.1% to 12,150.16...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2018 file photo, the logo for social media giant Facebook, appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square. The Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook plans a cryptocurrency-based payment system that it could launch for its billions of users worldwide. The system would use a digital coin similar to bitcoin, but different in that Facebook would aim to keep the coin's value stable. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 03, 2019 - 8:14 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook plans a cryptocurrency-based payment system that it could launch for billions of users worldwide. The system would use a digital coin similar to bitcoin, but different in that Facebook would aim to keep the coin's value stable...
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People pose for a photo with a statue of a bull along a shopping street in Beijing, Friday, May 3, 2019. Benchmarks in Asia were mixed with thin trading on Friday after a discouraging day on Wall Street. News reports highlighting obstacles in the way of a China-U.S. trade deal also weighed on sentiment. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
May 03, 2019 - 7:27 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Global markets advanced on Friday and Wall Street was headed for gains as traders eyed the release of U.S. jobs data for April. Germany's DAX was up 0.3% to 12,384 and the CAC 40 in France gained 0.2% to 5,550. Britain's FTSE 100 index rose 0.8% to 7,409, after a private survey...
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An investor stands in front of stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, May 2, 2019. Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve kept its benchmark interest rate intact and steered clear of suggesting that a cut was possible this year. Trading was light as markets in Japan and mainland China were closed. (AP Photo/Annice Lyn)
May 02, 2019 - 7:40 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — World stocks were mixed on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve kept its benchmark interest rate intact and steered clear of suggesting that a cut was likely this year. As European traders returned from the May Day holiday, France's CAC 40 lost 0.4% to 5,561 while Germany's DAX...
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