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A woman walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday as geopolitical tensions surrounding the Korean Peninsula softened somewhat following U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's departure from South Korea for Japan. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
April 18, 2017 - 5:17 am
HONG KONG (AP) — World stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday as geopolitical tensions over the situation on the Korean Peninsula and uncertainty over France's upcoming presidential election weighed on investor sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: European benchmarks opened lower after the Easter holiday...
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A woman walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday as geopolitical tensions surrounding the Korean Peninsula softened somewhat following U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's departure from South Korea for Japan. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
April 18, 2017 - 1:34 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday as tensions over the situation on the Korean Peninsula softened somewhat following U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's departure from South Korea for Japan and an expected turn to trade issues. A strong post-Easter finish on Wall Street provided upward...
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A woman walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday as geopolitical tensions surrounding the Korean Peninsula softened somewhat following U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's departure from South Korea for Japan. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
April 17, 2017 - 11:51 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday as tensions over the situation on the Korean Peninsula softened somewhat following U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's departure from South Korea for Japan. A strong post-Easter finish on Wall Street provided upward momentum. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's...
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King Michael Odunayo Ajayi, right, of Nigeria's Osun state, is escorted by Jim Byrne, New York Stock Exchange head of U.S. listings, as he visits the trading floor of the NYSE, Monday, April 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
April 17, 2017 - 4:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks bounced back from recent losses Monday after the Chinese government said that country's economy grew at a slightly faster pace in the first quarter. Banks jumped as interest rates recovered. After losses in three of the last four weeks, stocks had their best day in more...
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King Michael Odunayo Ajayi, right, of Nigeria's Osun state, is escorted by Jim Byrne, New York Stock Exchange head of U.S. listings, as he visits the trading floor of the NYSE, Monday, April 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
April 17, 2017 - 11:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are starting higher Monday as investors get back to trading after the Easter holiday weekend. Technology companies are making some of the largest gains and industrial and consumer-focused companies are also rising after the Chinese government said that country's economy...
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FILE - In this March 30, 2017 file photo, former South Korean President Park Geun-hye arrives at the Seoul Central District Court for hearing on a prosecutors' request for her arrest for corruption, in Seoul, South Korea. South Korean prosecutors on Monday, April 17 indicted Park on high-profile corruption charges that could potentially send her to jail for life. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Pool, File)
April 17, 2017 - 5:33 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors on Monday indicted ex-President Park Geun-hye on bribery, extortion, abuse of power and other high-profile corruption charges that could potentially send her to jail for life. It is the latest in a series of humiliations for Park, who was driven...
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A man stands in front of an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, April 17, 2017. Asian shares were mixed Monday amid continuing worries about tensions on the Korean Peninsula, while Hong Kong and Australian markets were closed for the Easter holidays. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
April 17, 2017 - 4:35 am
TOKYO (AP) — Shares in Asia were mixed on Monday after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, on a visit to South Korea, warned that U.S. patience with Pyongyang has run out. Many global markets were closed for Easter holidays. KEEPING SCORE: Markets were closed in France, Germany and Britain. U.S. shares...
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FILE - In this March 30, 2017 file photo, former South Korean President Park Geun-hye arrives at the Seoul Central District Court for hearing on a prosecutors' request for her arrest for corruption, in Seoul, South Korea. South Korean prosecutors on Monday, April 17 indicted Park on high-profile corruption charges that could potentially send her to jail for life. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Pool, File)
April 17, 2017 - 4:12 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors on Monday indicted ex-President Park Geun-hye on high-profile corruption charges that could potentially send her to jail for life. It is the latest in a series of humiliations for Park, who was driven from office by massive and peaceful popular...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 6, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping as he arrives before dinner at Mar-a-Lago resort, in Palm Beach, Fla. In recent weeks, Trump has moved away from his tough campaign rhetoric on trade. Trump's threat to slap harsh tariffs on Chinese goods has given way to a bid to mend fences with Beijing. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
April 14, 2017 - 8:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration declined Friday to label China a currency manipulator despite President Donald Trump's insistent pledge during the election campaign that he would do so as soon as he took office. Instead, the administration's first twice-yearly currency review singled out...
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A currency trader passes by screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), center left, and foreign exchange rate, center right, at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 14, 2017. Asian stocks were lower on Friday as investors in the region had many reasons to worry about rising geopolitical tensions amid heightened worries over tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Many markets were closed for public holidays. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
April 14, 2017 - 5:30 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian shares fell Friday as investors fretted over rising geopolitical tensions, especially the situation on the Korean Peninsula. Many markets around the world were closed for Good Friday holidays. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 lost 0.5 percent to 18,335.63 and South...
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