Asian shares slip as US-China spat takes center stage

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were broadly lower on Thursday as traders focused on tensions between the U.S. and China and braced for the impact of their tariff hikes. The Shanghai ...

Asian shares mixed as Huawei sanctions stir trade fears

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Friday amid worries that U.S. economic sanctions on Huawei may cast a pall on trade negotiations with China. These fears weighed heavily o...

Asian markets mixed following losses on Wall Street

SINGAPORE (AP) — Benchmarks in Asia were mixed with thin trading on Friday after a discouraging day on Wall Street. News reports highlighting obstacles in the way of a China-U.S. trade deal also weigh...

Asian stocks mixed as Fed steers clear of signaling rate cut

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve kept its benchmark interest rate intact and steered clear of suggesting that a cut was possible this year. Trading w...

Asian stocks rise, oil soars on Iran sanctions worries

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks mostly rose Tuesday and oil prices soared to their highest level since October after the U.S. said it would soon impose sanctions on all buyers of Iranian oil. ...

Asian shares advance on US-China trade hopes

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher Monday on signs that the U.S. and China were closing in on a trade deal after months of negotiations. The Shanghai Composite index r...

Asian shares advance on US-China trade hopes

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were broadly higher Monday on signs that the U.S. and China were closing in on a trade deal after months of negotiations. The Shanghai Composite index ...

Asian shares fall as Fed minutes show data may tweak stance

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly lower on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve released minutes of its meeting in March. While most officials believed the central bank would leave interes...

Brunei invokes laws allow stoning for gay sex, adultery

SINGAPORE (AP) — New Islamic criminal laws that took effect in Brunei on Wednesday, punishing gay sex and adultery by stoning offenders to death, have triggered an outcry from countries, rights groups...

Asian shares edge higher ahead of US-China trade talks

SINGAPORE (AP) — Shares rose in Asia on Wednesday ahead of the resumption of trade talks between the U.S. and China in Washington. Japan's Nikkei 225 index advanced 1 percent to 21,7...

Shanghai leads gains in Asia as China-US talks resume

SINGAPORE (AP) — Mainland Chinese markets led Asian indexes higher on Friday, as the U.S. and China kicked off a fresh round of trade talks in Beijing. The Shanghai Composite index a...

Asian stocks mixed on doubts over US-China trade deal

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed on Friday as caution set in ahead of U.S.-China trade talks in Beijing next week. The Shanghai Composite index was 0.1 percent lower at 3,09...

Asian stocks mixed after Chinese industrial data disappoints

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed on Thursday after China said its industrial output slowed in January and February, leaving traders waiting for assurances from Beijing. Japa...

Asian shares tumble on poor Chinese trade data

SINGAPORE (AP) — Shares tumbled Friday in Asia, led by sharp declines in Shanghai and Hong Kong, after China reported its exports plunged more than 20 percent in February from a year earlier. ...

Asian markets rise on China-US trade prospects

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher on Friday after a report suggested that the leaders of China and the U.S. could be endorsing a trade deal in weeks. According to Bloo...