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Asian shares mostly up on optimism for stimulus from Biden

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly rose Thursday on optimism over the new U.S. administration that earlier set off a rally on Wall Street. Hopes are high that President Joe Biden's ad...

Asian markets gain on hopes Biden will act on economy, virus

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration as U.S. president Wednesday, though worries about surging coronavirus cases sapped the Japanese market's early gains. ...

To cancel or not?: IOC, Japan press ahead with Tokyo Games

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared a state of emergency last week for Tokyo and surrounding areas. Amid the surging virus, he again promised the postponed Tokyo Olympics would be “saf...

Ex-Nissan exec says automaker sought to hide Ghosn's pay

TOKYO (AP) — A former Nissan chief operating officer outlined in a Japanese court Tuesday the pains company officials took to hide star executive Carlos Ghosn’s pay, and how they had worried about his...

Asian shares mixed amid economic aid hopes, pandemic fears

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Monday as hopes for more U.S. economic aid were countered by fears over spreading damage from the pandemic. Traders continued to be cheered by p...

Asian shares mostly higher on optimism despite pandemic

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Monday as bullish sentiment persisted despite continuing signs of economic damage from the pandemic. Traders continued to be cheered by p...

Asian shares climb on Wall Street rally, stimulus hopes

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Friday on hopes for additional economic stimulus after President-elect Joe Biden takes office. A new state of emergency in the Tokyo reg...

Japan starts 1st day under emergency steps to curb virus

TOKYO (AP) — Japan began its first day under a coronavirus state of emergency Friday with much of life as usual, including morning commuter trains shuttling crowds of mask-wearing people at bustling s...

Asian stocks mixed after Wall St retreat as virus cases rise

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Tuesday, as Japanese shares echoed pullbacks on Wall Street while other regional indexes recouped earlier losses amid continuing worries about surging coronavirus ...

Tick-Tock: The Tokyo Olympics hit the 200-days-to-go mark

TOKYO (AP) — Tick-Tock-Tick. The countdown clock for the postponed Tokyo Olympics hit 200 days to go on Monday. Tick-Tock-Tick. Also on Monday, Ja...

Japan's emperor acknowledges virus hardship in video message

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Emperor Naruhito expressed gratitude to medical professionals and acknowledged the hardship caused by the coronavirus in a New Year's Day message shared by video instead of the us...

Tokyo trading closed for holiday, other Asian indexes mixed

TOKYO (AP) — Major Asian bourses were closed for the New Year's holidays Thursday while the handful that remained open was mixed. Australia's S&P/ASX fell 1.4% to 6,587.10, whil...

2020 finally ending, but New Year's revelries muted by virus

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — This New Year’s Eve is being celebrated like no other, with pandemic restrictions limiting crowds and many people bidding farewell to a year they’d prefer to forget. ...

Tokyo Games sponsors pay $3.3 billion, but more still needed

TOKYO (AP) — Domestic sponsors have already contributed a record of $3.3 billion to help pay for the Tokyo Olympics. That's at least twice as much as any previous Games. But it's sti...

Asian shares mixed despite fresh records on Wall Street

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed on Monday on renewed caution despite a record high finish on Wall Street last week driven by hopes for a COVID-19 vaccine and relief for the global economy. ...