Currency markets

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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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. On Wednesday, June 19, the Federal Reserve releases its latest monetary policy statement and updated economic projections. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
June 18, 2019 - 9:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve seems poised to pivot from keeping interest rates steady to holding out the option of cutting rates if it were to decide that the economic expansion needs support. The Fed isn't considered ready to announce that it's reducing rates for the first time in more...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2019, file photo an address sign for Facebook Way is shown in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook unveiled a broad plan Tuesday, June 18, to create a new digital currency. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
June 18, 2019 - 2:21 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook already rules daily communication for more than two billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, too. The social network unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to create a new digital currency similar to Bitcoin for global use, one that could drive more...
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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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June 14, 2019 - 6:28 am
BERLIN (AP) — In a story June 13 about the carbon footprint of bitcoin, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the electricity required for a bitcoin transaction results in hundreds of times as much CO2 emitted as a credit card payment. It is hundreds of thousands of times as much. A...
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A woman walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, June 14, 2019. Asian shares were mixed Friday as investors weighed a variety of factors, including suspected attacks on two oil tankers in the strategic Strait of Hormuz and lingering worries about trade conflict between the U.S. and China. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 13, 2019 - 11:34 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Friday as investors weighed a variety of factors, including alleged attacks on two tankers in the strategic Strait of Hormuz and lingering worries about trade conflict between the U.S. and China. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 edged up 0.3% to 21,097.21. Australia...
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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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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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