Currency markets

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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July 01, 2019 - 3:16 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The unemployment rate in the 19 European Union countries that use the euro fell to its lowest in more than a decade in May as domestic demand and low interest rates help keep the recovery going. Official figures Monday showed the jobless rate declined to 7.5 percent from 7...
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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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Supporters of Ekrem Imamoglu, the candidate of the secular opposition Republican People's Party, CHP, celebrate in central Istanbul, Sunday, June 23, 2019. In a blow to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Imamoglu declared victory in the Istanbul mayor's race for a second time Sunday after Binali Yildirim, the government-backed candidate conceded defeat in a high-stakes repeat election. (AP Photo/Lefteris Piarakis)
June 24, 2019 - 12:00 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's lira currency has opened higher against the U.S. dollar after a repeat election for mayor in Istanbul ended months of uncertainty with a landmark opposition win in the country's largest city. The dollar traded at 5.717 lira Monday, up nearly 2%, hours after opposition...
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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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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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FILE - In this June 4, 2019, file photo Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a conference involving its review of its interest-rate policy strategy and communications in Chicago. The slightest hint that the Federal Reserve might lower interest rates often puts investors in a buying mood, stoking their expectations of greater stock market returns. But it doesn’t always work that way. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
June 19, 2019 - 2:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 5:05 a.m. Stock markets are subdued as investors look ahead to the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy meeting, where the central bank is expected to indicate it could cut interest rates in coming months...
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