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Yu Kangzhen, China's Vice President of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, answers questions at a press conference in Beijing on Thursday, July 4, 2019. Yu says the death toll from a disease that struck China's pig herds has risen to 1.2 million and the government is stepping up efforts to contain outbreaks. (AP Photo/Sam McNeil)
July 03, 2019 - 11:46 pm
BEIJING (AP) — The death toll from a disease outbreak in China's pig herds that has pushed up global pork prices has risen to 1.2 million animals, but its spread has "significantly slowed," a deputy agriculture minister said Thursday. Authorities are stepping up efforts to contain African swine...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Shares fell back in Asia on Wednesday as the euphoria from President Donald Trump’s truce with China’s Xi Jinping on trade faded. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
July 03, 2019 - 1:58 am
TOKYO (AP) — Shares roses in early European trading on Wednesday after the S&P 500 index hit another record high. Germany's DAX added 0.6% to 12,605.28 while the CAC 40 in Paris also climbed 0.6%, to 5,609.54. Britain's FTSE 100 picked up 0.5% to 7,598.88. U.S. shares looked set for gains ahead...
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FILE - In this July 1, 2019, file photo specialist Erica Fredricks and trader Robert Charmak work on on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 2. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 02, 2019 - 2:00 pm
Stocks shook off an early wobble to eke out small gains Tuesday, nudging the S&P 500 index to an all-time high for the second straight day. Communications services, technology and consumer goods companies helped push the market higher. Those gains outweighed losses in energy and financial...
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A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Most Asian stock markets have risen after Wall Street’s benchmark hit a new high following the latest U.S.-Chinese trade truce. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
July 01, 2019 - 10:04 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Most Asian stock markets rose Tuesday after Wall Street's benchmark hit a new high following the latest truce in the costly U.S.-Chinese trade war. Tokyo and Sydney rose, while Shanghai was unchanged. Hong Kong advanced despite protests over a proposed extradition law that prompted...
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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2017, file photo an American flag hangs on the front of the New York Stock Exchange the evening in New York. Stocks are rallying early Monday, July 1, 2019, after the U.S. and China agreed to resume trade talks. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)
July 01, 2019 - 7:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street applauded a cease-fire in the U.S. trade war with China and opened trading in July with a bang. The S&P 500 index opened on track for a record high and the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained more than 200 points in early trading Monday. Investors snapped up riskier...
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A currency trader walks by the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, July 1, 2019. Asian markets took heart Monday from revived hopes for progress in trade negotiations between the U.S. and China after President Donald Trump met with China's Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 summit in Japan. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
June 30, 2019 - 11:46 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian markets took heart Monday from revived hopes for progress in trade negotiations between the U.S. and China after President Donald Trump met with China's Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 Summit in Japan. But the latest data suggested the prolonged trade conflict between Washington...
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Currency traders work at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Asian shares were mostly lower Wednesday as investors awaited developments on the trade friction between the U.S. and China at the Group of 20 meeting of major economies in Japan later in the week. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
June 26, 2019 - 12:21 am
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Wednesday as investors awaited developments on the trade friction between the U.S. and China at the Group of 20 meeting of major economies in Japan later in the week. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 0.5% to finish at 21,086.59, while Australia's S...
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A man monitors stock prices at a brokerage in Beijing on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Major Asian stock markets declined Tuesday as traders looked ahead to a meeting between the American and Chinese presidents amid hopes for renewed trade talks. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
June 25, 2019 - 3:05 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets fell Tuesday as traders looked ahead to a meeting between the American and Chinese presidents amid hopes for renewed trade talks. Benchmarks in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo and Shanghai declined. Traders looked ahead to a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Monday, June 24, 2019. Shares were wavering in Asia on Monday as investors watched for movement in the China-U.S. trade dispute ahead of a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping planned for later this week in Osaka, Japan, at the Group of 20 summit. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 23, 2019 - 9:40 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were wavering in Asia on Monday as investors watched for movement in the China-U.S. trade dispute ahead of a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping planned for later this week in Osaka, Japan, at the Group of 20 summit. Japan's Nikkei 225 index gained 0.2% to...
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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, June 21, 2019. Shares retreated in Asia on Friday after a broad rally for stocks drove the S&P 500 index to an all-time high as weak manufacturing data from Japan helped dampen investor sentiment. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
June 21, 2019 - 12:41 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares retreated in Asia on Friday after a broad rally for stocks drove the S&P 500 index to an all-time high, as weak manufacturing data from Japan helped dampen investor sentiment. Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 1.0% to 21,258.64 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong dropped 0.5% to 28...
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