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World shares mostly higher as lockdowns, inflation loom

Markets opened higher in Europe on Monday after a mixed day of trading in Asia. A resurgence of coronavirus outbreaks has prompted some countries to look to stricter precautions to ...

World shares higher ahead of talks between Biden, China's Xi

Shares advanced Monday in Europe and Asia ahead of virtual talks between President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping. The encounter, due to take place late Monday, could add...

Myanmar political standoff leaves economy in tatters

The military takeover in Myanmar has set its economy back years, if not decades, as political unrest and violence disrupt banking, trade and livelihoods and millions slide deeper into poverty. ...

World shares advance after modest gains on Wall St

Shares advanced in Europe and Asia on Friday after Wall Street benchmarks managed to close mostly higher. The latest round of mostly solid corporate earnings is winding down after h...

World shares mixed as China inflation pushes higher

Shares opened higher in Europe after mostly falling in Asia on Wednesday as China reported that inflation surged in October. Benchmarks were higher in London, Paris and Hong Kong but...

Wall Street rally, Japan election drive Asian shares higher

Stocks advanced in Asia on Monday, with Tokyo’s benchmark up 2.2% after the ruling Liberal Democrats won a stronger than expected majority in an election Sunday. Shares rose in all ...

World shares retreat, chilled by decline on Wall Street

Shares slipped Thursday in Europe and Asia after a retreat on Wall Street pulled the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average back from their latest record highs. Shares fel...

Asian shares slide as Chinese growth data disappoints

Asian shares were mostly lower on Monday after China reported its economy grew at a meager 4.9% annual pace in July-September. The Shanghai Composite index lost 0.4% to 3,559.96 whi...

World shares fall as pricier energy feeds inflation fears

World shares retreated on Tuesday as surging prices of oil, coal and other energy added to concerns over inflation. Benchmarks fell in Paris, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shangha...

Asian markets mixed; China Evergrande shares suspended

Asian markets were mixed on Monday, with Shanghai closed for the National Day holiday. Hong Kong’s benchmark shed more than 2% after troubled property developer China Evergrande’s s...

Shortages, shipping, shutdowns hit Asian factory output

Shortages of power, computer chips and other parts, soaring shipping costs and shutdowns of factories to battle the pandemic are taking a toll on Asian economies. Data released Thur...

World shares mostly higher after US averts shutdown

European shares and U.S. futures climbed Thursday after U.S. lawmakers moved to avert a government shutdown. Germany's DAX edged 0.1% higher to 15,378.85 while the CAC 40 in Paris a...

Japan's next leader sets sights on wage hikes to fuel growth

MITO, Japan (AP) — Fumio Kishida, the man soon to become Japan’s prime minister, says he believes raising incomes is the only way to get the world’s third-largest economy growing again. ...

ADB: Asia below pre-pandemic levels as variants slow rebound

Developing economies in Asia will likely grow at a slower pace than earlier expected due to prolonged COVID-19 outbreaks and uneven progress in vaccinations, the Asian Development Bank said in a repor...

Hong Kong shares lead Asia lower; Tokyo and Shanghai closed

Shares fell more than 3% in Hong Kong on Monday in holiday-thinned trading in Asia, with other big markets in Tokyo and Shanghai closed. Other regional benchmarks also fell after Wa...