Asian shares rise on optimism around Trump-Xi meeting

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks advanced Thursday ahead of a meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping at the G-20 summit in Japan this week. Tokyo's benchma...

Asian markets mixed ahead of central banks' rate decisions

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 2...

Oil surges on Mideast tanker incident, stocks rise

SINGAPORE (AP) — World stocks mostly rose Thursday and energy prices surged after two oil tankers suffered a suspected attack in the Gulf of Oman, raising tensions over a key trade route for crude. ...

Asian stocks rise as Chinese trade data beats expectations

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. ...

Asian stocks rise as Chinese trade data beats expectations

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian financial markets advanced Monday after China released better-than-expected trade data for May, though worries remain over trade negotiations between the Washington and Beijing....

Australian PM: WTO needs mending to keep up with the times

SINGAPORE (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Friday that the World Trade Organization needs mending to keep up with the times. Morrison said many leaders attending ...

Asian stocks retreat as China-US jitters set in

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian shares slipped Wednesday on expectations that a trade dispute between China and the United States would simmer and possibly weigh on growth. With a lull in eco...

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...