World stocks rise on hopes for growth; focus on earnings
TOKYO (AP) — World stock markets advanced Tuesday on upbeat economic data for China and Germany and as investors keep an eye on U.S. corporate earnings reports, which have been mixed so...
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's prime minister said Monday a Chinese company building a rail link across the Southeast Asian nation will jointly help to manage and operate the network,...
Asian stocks mostly higher after mixed Wall Street day
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Friday after a mixed Wall Street close on listless trading.
Benchmarks in Tokyo, Sydney and Seoul rose. China's main index was up 1...
BANGKOK (AP) — The presence of large numbers of Chinese vessels near islands and islets occupied by the Philippines is "a concern," a senior U.S. defense official said Friday.
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock prices followed Wall Street higher on Tuesday on encouraging global economic data.
Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul all advanced. Oil prices advanced again,...
HONG KONG (AP) — Cathay Pacific Group is acquiring budget regional carrier HK Express, which it will continue to operate as a low-cost carrier.
Asian stocks rebound after slide on growth worries
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock prices rebounded Tuesday after global markets slid on worries about U.S. and European economic growth.
Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index rose 1.8 percent to 21,362.60 and...
Asian stocks stumble on doubts over US-China trade deal
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly lower on Friday as caution set in ahead of U.S.-China trade talks in Beijing next week.
The Shanghai Composite index gave up 0.8 percent to...
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares in Asia were mostly higher on Thursday after the Federal Reserve said it has ruled out interest rate increases for this year.
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks followed Wall Street higher on Tuesday as investors awaited Britain's vote on a plan to leave the European Union.
The Shanghai Composite Index rose 2.2 percent to...
Asian shares fall on doubts over US-China trade deal
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets tumbled Friday on fears that the U.S. and China may not be as close to a trade deal as President Donald Trump had suggested. Selling was also fueled by worries about...
TOKYO (AP) — With soccer booming in Southeast Asia, Chanathip Songkrasin's move to Japan has been a win-win situation for both the Thai playmaker and the J-League.
Before meeting Kim, Trump oversees big Vietnamese plane deal
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump and Vietnamese President Nguyen Phu Trong presided over the signing of several trade deals in Hanoi on Wednesday, including agreements to sell the...
Asian stocks change little ahead of more US-China talks
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were little-changed Thursday following a listless day on Wall Street ahead of U.S.-Chinese negotiations aimed at ending a tariff battle.
UC Berkeley suspends professor accused of sexual harassment
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The University of California, Berkeley has suspended a tenured East Asian languages and cultures department professor cultures after finding last year that he sexually...
Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea
BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look at developments in the South China Sea, the location of several territorial conflicts in the region.
Asian stocks rally on hope of further China-US trade talks
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were broadly higher on Monday as traders looked forward to the continuation of trade talks between Chinese and American officials in Washington this week.
South Korea's Kospi jumped 0.7 percent to 2,212.38 and the Shanghai Composite index rose 1.6 percent to 2,724.23. Hong Kong's Hang Seng was 1.7 percent higher at 28,359.81. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 added 0.4 percent to 6,089.90.
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Asian stocks slip on Wall Street leads as trade talks simmer
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian shares were broadly lower on Friday, tracking a weak Wall Street session as traders awaited the conclusion of U.S.-China talks in Beijing.
Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 retreated 1.2 percent to 20,886.27 and the Kospi in South Korea tumbled 1.6 percent to 2,189.50. Hong Kong's Hang Seng gave up 1.5 percent to 28,015.65. The Shanghai Composite was 0.6 percent lower at 2,703.60.
Asian shares higher following strong gains on Wall Street
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares have advanced in Asia following a rally on Wall Street led by technology companies. There was little if any immediate reaction to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address.
Japan's Nikkei 225 index gained 0.4 percent to 20,921.05 early Wednesday. Australia's S&P ASX 200 also climbed 0.4 percent, helped by buying of banks' shares, to 6,030.90. Markets in Hong Kong, mainland China and most of Southeast Asia were closed for lunar new year holidays.
Asia shares gain on uptick in China factory survey, Fed talk
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares rose in Asia on Thursday after a survey of Chinese manufacturers showed factory activity improved slightly in December.
Asian shares advance ahead of Fed meeting, US-China talks
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets rose Wednesday as traders awaited a Federal Reserve policy meeting and U.S.-China talks, though Japan's benchmark declined.
Asian markets gain after US suspends government shutdown
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares rose in Asia on Monday after President Donald Trump temporarily re-opened the U.S. government. Japan was the main regional outlier, as the Nikkei 225 index lost 0.5 percent to 20,759.48 with uncertainty over China-U.S. trade talks bringing a lull in buying sentiment.
Global stocks rise on optimism over China-US trade talks
TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets advanced Friday amid optimism over the potential for China-U.S. trade talks to help end a tariffs war between the two largest economies.
KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 advanced 1 percent to 4,919, while Germany's DAX gained 1.4 percent to 11,284. Britain's FTSE 100 edged up 0.4 percent to 6,843. U.S. shares were set to rise, with Dow and S&P 500 futures both up 0.7 percent.
Asian shares rise on optimism over China-US trade talks
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares advanced Friday after a moderate rise on Wall Street, amid persisting optimism over the potential for China-U.S. trade talks to help end a tariffs war between the two largest economies.
Stocks subdued as Chinese growth falls to weakest since ’90
BANGKOK (AP) — World stocks were subdued Monday after China reported its slowest economic expansion in 30 years and the International Monetary Fund cut its forecasts for global growth this year.
KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX fell 0.6 percent to close at 11,136.20 while the CAC 40 in France slipped 0.2 percent to 4,867.78. Britain's FTSE 100 added less than 0.1 percent to 6,970.59. Wall Street remained closed for Martin Luther King Jr Day.
Report: China population growth continued to slow in 2018
BEIJING (AP) — China's population growth rate continued to slow in 2018, spelling possible trouble ahead as a swelling number of retirees pushes up against a shrinking labor pool.
Numbers released Monday by the National Bureau of Statistics put the population at 1.395 billion in 2018.
That marked a growth rate of .381 percent, an addition of 15.23 million people, the bureau said Monday. That's nearly 2 million fewer than the year before.
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Asian markets advance on optimism over China-US trade
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares in Asia rose Monday, extending gains on Wall Street last week. Buying enthusiasm has been spurred by renewed hopes for progress on resolving the trade standoff between the U.S. and China. Shares rose in Shanghai and Hong Kong early Monday despite news that China's economy grew at its lowest pace in three decades last year.
Global stocks rise on hopes for US trade progress
BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks rose Friday after investors saw signs of possible progress toward a resolution of the U.S.-Chinese tariff war.
KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, London's FTSE 100 gained 1.4 percent to 6,932 and Germany's DAX advanced 1.5 percent to 11,079. France's CAC 40 rose 1.6 percent to 4,872. On Wall Street, the future for the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.7 percent and that for the Standard & Poor's 500 index was up 0.5 percent.
Chinese stocks rise on hopes for US trade progress
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese stocks rose Friday on signs of possible progress in negotiations over Beijing's tariff war with Washington.
Asian shares decline as China reports slowdown in exports
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were lower in Asia on Monday, extending the latest losses on Wall Street, as China reported a slowdown in exports.
Trudeau says China not respecting diplomatic immunity
TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday that Chinese officials are not respecting the diplomatic immunity of one of the Canadians detained in China last month as he ramped up efforts to get them released.
China arrested former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig and entrepreneur Michael Spavor on vague national security allegations.
Asian shares rally on hopes for China-US trade breakthrough
BANGKOK (AP) — Share prices have surged in Europe and Asia on Wednesday on hopes for progress in resolving the tariffs battle between the U.S. and China as three days of talks in Beijing wrapped up without details on their outcome.
Asian shares rally on hopes for China-US trade breakthrough
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares extended gains in Asia on hopes for progress in resolving the tariffs battle between the U.S. and China as talks appeared to have been extended in Beijing.
Japan rebounds, Asia jumps on US data as trade talks begin
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were broadly higher on Monday after strong U.S. jobs data lifted indexes on Wall Street. All eyes are on trade talks in Beijing, where American and Chinese officials are trying to resolve a trade dispute that threatens to worsen an economic slowdown and put a drag on the global economy
Southeast Asian leaders celebrate ties with India
NEW DELHI (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders are celebrating ties with India, as New Delhi looks to deepen bonds with its eastern neighbors amid China's ever-growing influence.
The leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, are meeting Thursday in New Delhi to observe 25 years of ties between India and the 10-nation bloc. The leaders will also be guests of honor at Friday's Republic Day celebrations, an important diplomatic distinction for India.