Japan central bank stands pat after Fed rate cut

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central bank has opted to keep its monetary policy unchanged despite growing signs of trouble that prompted the Federal Reserve to cut its benchmark rate. The Ba...

Asian shares higher as China-US trade talks set to resume

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Tuesday as envoys from the U.S. and China prepared to resume trade talks, this time in Shanghai. Japan's Nikkei 225 index climbed ...

Asian shares mostly fall as market eyes US-China trade talks

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Monday as investors watched for developments in the trade conflict between the U.S. and China, with talks set to continue this week. Japan...

Asian shares mostly fall as market eyes US-China trade talks

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Monday as investors watched for developments in the trade conflict between the U.S. and China, with talks set to continue this week. Japan...

Asian shares higher, Korean Kospi falls after missile launch

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares rallied Thursday after the S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed at record highs, though South Korea's Kospi declined after North Korea launched two short range missiles into the s...

Bank of Japan denies plans on issuance of digital currency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Deputy Governor of the Bank of Japan (BOJ) Masayoshi Amamiya (雨宮正佳) said during a conference on Friday (June 5) that the BOJ would not issue digital currency in the near f...

Asian shares rise on hopes for US-China trade negotiations

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 th...

G-20 chiefs: World economic growth to revive later this year

WASHINGTON (AP) — The global economy is likely to pull out of a brief growth slump later this year — with a little help from the world's central banks and from U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators. ...

Japan unveils new banknotes ahead of Reiwa Imperial Era

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Shortly after Japan announced the title of its new imperial era as “Reiwa” (令和), the Bank of Japan has unveiled three new currency notes to mark the occasion with t...

Asian markets rally, extending gains on Wall Street

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares surged Monday in Asia following a bullish end to last week on Wall Street, where the benchmark S & P 500 logged its biggest quarterly gain in nearly a decade. ...

Asian shares gain as investors await news on China-US trade

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares rose Friday in Asia after a day of lackluster trading on Wall Street. Japan's Nikkei 225 index jumped 1 percent to 21,506.92 as the Bank of Japan ended a policy...

The Latest: Aging societies seen posing risks to economy

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 2:00 p.m. Aging populations threaten to slow economic grow...

US stocks climb after strong earnings; IBM leads Dow rally

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are rising Wednesday morning following a crop of strong fourth-quarter earnings reports from companies including IBM, consumer products maker Proctor & Gamble, and manufactu...

Asian shares mixed on worries over US-China trade talks

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed in subdued trading Wednesday as Japan reported weak export data and news surfaced of possible hiccups in China-U.S. trade talks. KEEPING SCO...

Interest rates could stay lower for longer in Europe

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Multiple threats stalking Europe's economy mean the European Central Bank could keep interest rates at rock-bottom levels longer than expected, extending skimpy returns for s...