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UN: Pandemic, surging food prices leave many in Asia hungry

United Nations agencies are warning that more than 350 million people in the Asia-Pacific region are going hungry as the coronavirus pandemic destroys jobs and pushes food prices higher. ...

Asian shares mostly higher as Biden inauguration approaches

Shares advanced in Asia on Tuesday as the coming changing of the guard in the U.S. raised hopes for more support for the economy and more aggressive measures to fight the pandemic. ...

Asian shares mostly lower, China gains on GDP rebound

Shares fell Monday across most of Asia following a retreat on Wall Street, but benchmarks in Hong Kong and Shanghai rose after data showed the Chinese economy grew a solid 2.3% in 2020. ...

Asian shares follow Wall St lower as traders mull Biden plan

Asian shares fell Friday after a worse-than-expected U.S. jobs report and a late slide in several Big Tech stocks left major indexes lower on Wall Street. U.S. futures lost ground a...

Asian shares mixed as traders await details of Biden plan

Shares were mostly higher Thursday in Asia as traders waited to see details of President-elect Joe Biden’s plan for helping the economy recover from the coronavirus crisis. Benchmar...

Asian shares track Wall St rally on hopes for stimulus

Shares rose in Asia on Thursday after Wall Street rallied on expectations of more stimulus for the economy, despite chaotic scenes in Washington when Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. ...

Asian shares mostly lower as virus, China-US tensions weigh

Asian shares were mostly lower Wednesday as surging virus counts and China-U.S. tensions weighed on sentiment. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng dropped 0.3% after authorities arrested dozens o...

Asian shares mixed as boost from US stimulus package fades

Asian shares were mixed Wednesday after a lackluster day on Wall Street, as the boost from President Donald Trump’s signing of the coronavirus relief package faded. Benchmarks fell ...

Japan's Nikkei at 30-year high after Trump OKs stimulus

Stocks rose Tuesday in Asia, with Japan’s Nikkei 225 index hitting a 30-year high after President Donald Trump signed a $900 billion economic aid package. Wall Street set fresh reco...

World markets advance despite Trump talk of veto on stimulus

Shares were mostly higher in thin Christmas Eve trading on Thursday, despite President Donald Trump’s threat not to sign a major economic stimulus package approved by Congress this week. ...

Asian shares extend losses on worries about spread of virus

Asian shares retreated on Tuesday, extending losses on growing worries over a new, potentially more infectious strain of the coronavirus. The outbreaks are raising worries that the ...

Asian shares skid despite US economic stimulus deal

Shares started the week out on a sour note in Asia as worsening coronavirus outbreaks overshadowed news that U.S. lawmakers finally have a deal on more support for American families and businesses. ...

Asian shares skid despite US economic stimulus deal

Shares started the week out on a sour note in Asia as worsening coronavirus outbreaks overshadowed news that U.S. lawmakers finally have a deal on more support for American families and businesses. ...

Asian shares climb on hopes US finally to get more stimulus

Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Thursday, buoyed by hopes the U.S. Congress may finally deliver fresh aid to help American businesses and families weather the pandemic. Benchma...

China's Luckin Coffee to pay $180 million fine in fraud case

China’s Luckin Coffee has agreed to pay a $180 million penalty to settle accounting fraud charges, the Securities and Exchange Commission says. The SEC charged the company with defr...