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Global stocks mixed after Fed says ready to act on inflation

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets mostly rose Thursday after Federal Reserve officials indicated they were ready to hike interest rates sooner than expected if needed to cool U.S. inflation. ...

Olympic officials: Chinese tennis star Peng says she is safe

BEIJING (AP) — Missing Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai told Olympic officials in a video call from Beijing that she was safe and well, the International Olympic Committee said Sunday after Peng reappea...

Tennis players take on Communist Party: Where is Peng Shuai?

Some of the world's most famous tennis players, distraught by the disappearance of colleague Peng Shuai, are challenging China's Communist Party to get answers. So far it's a standof...

Xi-Biden talks raise hope for better ties but strains remain

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday welcomed a virtual meeting between President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Joe Biden as raising hopes for better relations, while the U.S. was more muted on the talks a...

Wall Street opening slightly higher; Home Depot up 4%

BEIJING (AP) — Stocks are opening slightly higher on Wall Street Tuesday led by gains in the consumer discretionary sector. Home Depot is leading the S&P 500 gainers after the hardware chain’s sal...

Key reason for supply shortages: Americans keep spending

DETROIT (AP) — Take a step back from the picked-over store shelves, the stalled container ships and the empty auto showrooms, and you’ll find a root cause of the shortages of just about everything. ...

China stock exchange for entrepreneurs launches in Beijing

BEIJING (AP) — A stock exchange set up in the Chinese capital to serve entrepreneurs opened trading Monday with 81 companies amid a crackdown on tech giants that has wiped more than $1 trillion off th...

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...

Chinese leaders issue official history to elevate Xi

BEIJING (AP) — Leaders of China's ruling Communist Party on Thursday set the stage for President Xi Jinping to extend his rule next year, praising his role in the country's rise as an economic and str...

World stock markets lower after Wall St hits record again

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were mixed Tuesday after Wall Street hit a record for an eighth day. London opened little-changed while Frankfurt, Shanghai and Hong Kong advanced...

Asian markets lower after Wall St record, China trade growth

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Monday after Wall Street hit a new high and China reported a double-digit rise in exports. Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney declined w...

China's economy slows as Beijing wrestles with debt

BEIJING (AP) — China’s economic rebound from the coronavirus pandemic is stalling as President Xi Jinping’s government cracks down on surging corporate debt. For a decade, the ruling...

Huawei sales off 32% after US sanctions, smartphone sale

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei's sales fell 32% from a year earlier in the first nine months of 2021 under U.S. sanctions and following the sale of its Honor smartphone brand, according to f...

Asian stocks fall after Australia inflation accelerates

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets fell Wednesday after Australian inflation rose to a six-year high and a Chinese newspaper warned more real estate developers are likely to default on bonds, while i...

Asia stocks mixed after Wall St slips, China travel curbs

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Monday after Wall Street slipped and China tightened travel controls in some areas in response to coronavirus infections. Shanghai, Hong...