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Chinese investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Thursday, June 20, 2019. Asian shares were higher on Thursday, with the Shanghai benchmark up 2.6%, after the Federal Reserve reaffirmed that it’s prepared to cut interest rates if needed to shield the U.S. economy from trade conflicts or other threats. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
June 20, 2019 - 12:59 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares are higher with the Shanghai benchmark up 2.4% on hopes that a meeting between President Donald Trump and his counterpart Xi Jinping next week might help ease trade tensions. The Thursday tracked modest gains on Wall Street. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index added 0.6% to 21,462...
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A currency trader talks near the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday on optimism about trade after President Donald Trump said he will talk with the Chinese leader later this month in Japan.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
June 19, 2019 - 12:01 am
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday on optimism about trade after President Donald Trump said he will talk with the Chinese leader later this month in Japan. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 1.7% to finish at 21,333.87. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 1.2% to 6,648.10. South...
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A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Stocks in Asia mostly advanced Tuesday ahead of interest rate decisions by the U.S. Federal Reserve and other central banks. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
June 17, 2019 - 11:45 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Tuesday as caution set in ahead of interest rate decisions by the U.S. Federal Reserve and other central banks. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 eased 0.7% to 20,972.71 while South Korea's Kospi rose 0.4% to 2,098.71. Hong Kong's Hang Seng picked up 0.9% to...
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A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Monday, June 17, 2019. Asian shares were mostly higher Monday amid a wait-and-see attitude about the direction of interest rates and the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 16, 2019 - 11:28 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Monday amid a wait-and-see attitude about the direction of interest rates and the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.2% to 21,157.12. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.4% to 6,530.90, while South Korea's Kospi edged...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2019, file photo specialist Anthony Rinaldi, left, and trader Fred DeMarco work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, June 14. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 16, 2019 - 7:40 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Monday amid a wait-and-see attitude about the direction of interest rates and the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.3% to 21,170.63 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.3% to 6,535.50, while...
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FILE - This May 13, 2019, file photo provided by the United Arab Emirates' National Media Council shows the Norwegian-flagged oil tanker MT Andrea Victory off the coast of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. International investigators believe last month's attacks on oil tankers in a United Arab Emirates port were led by a foreign state using divers on speed boats who planted mines on the vessels. (United Arab Emirates National Media Council via AP, File)
June 13, 2019 - 12:03 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Mideast developments amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 11 a.m. Benchmark Brent crude oil has risen over 4% in trading, to over $62 a barrel after oil tanker incident in Gulf of Oman. That's according to early market...
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A Chinese investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage in Beijing Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Wednesday and Hong Kong’s Seng index tumbled 1.7% as thousands continued protests against proposed legislation that many city residents fear could further erode the territory’s legal autonomy. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
June 12, 2019 - 2:07 am
TOKYO (AP) — Shares retreated Wednesday and Hong Kong's Hang Seng index dipped nearly 2% as thousands continued protests against proposed legislation that many city residents fear could further erode the territory's legal autonomy. In early European trading, Germany's DAX lost 0.6% to 12,079.26 and...
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President Donald Trump speaks on the South Lawn at the White House, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Washington as he honors Team Penske for the 2019 Indianapolis 500 win. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
June 11, 2019 - 12:42 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After months of jabbing each other from afar, President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden will overlap Tuesday in Iowa, a state that's critical to both their political futures. For Biden, a convincing win in next year's caucuses would cement him as the Democratic front-...
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A driver waits in front of an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Asian shares are mostly higher as investor jitters over trade eased after U.S. President Donald Trump suspended plans to impose tariffs on Mexican imports and said he expects to meet with the Chinese leader. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
June 10, 2019 - 11:31 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Tuesday as investor jitters over trade eased after President Donald Trump suspended plans to impose tariffs on Mexican imports and said he expects to meet with the Chinese leader. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.3% to 21,204.28. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 added 1...
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A currency trader works at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, June 10, 2019. Asian financial markets advanced on Monday after China released better-than-expected trade data for May. Gains were reined in by worries over where the world’s two largest economies stood on trade negotiations. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
June 09, 2019 - 11:51 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian financial markets advanced Monday after China released better-than-expected trade data for May, though worries remain over trade negotiations between Washington and Beijing. Reopening after a market holiday, Hong Kong's Hang Seng picked up 2.2% to 27,559.86 and the Shanghai...
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