Asian shares sink after Dow hits bear level on pandemic news

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares plunged Thursday after the World Health Organization declared a coronavirus pandemic and indexes sank on Wall Street. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 dived 4....

Asian shares decline despite hopes for economic relief

TOKYO (AP) — Stocks dropped in Asia on Wednesday despite gains on Wall Street on hopes the Trump administration will act to cushion the economic pain of the virus outbreak. Japan's ...

Japan's economy shrinks 7% in last quarter, risks recession

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's economy contracted at a dismal 7.1% annual rate during the October-December period, worse than the initial estimate, raising fears the world's third largest economy could be heade...

Asian shares drop as virus fears grip markets again

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares slipped Friday as fears about the virus outbreak once again dominated financial markets. Japan's benchmark Nikkei dived 2.7% to finish at 20,749.75. Austra...

Asian shares rise following surge in US on stimulus measures

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Thursday, taking their cue from a surge on Wall Street as governments and central banks took more aggressive measures to fight the virus outbreak and its effects on the ...

Tokyo falls back, other Asian markets track Wall St gains

TOKYO (AP) — Shares in most Asian markets tracked overnight gains on Wall Street, but Tokyo's benchmark fell back Tuesday as gnawing concerns over the virus outbreak chilled buying sentiment. ...

Asian shares rise on hopes central banks may act on outbreak

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Tuesday amid hopes that central banks will take action to shield the global economy from the effects of the coronavirus outbreak. Japan's Nikkei 225 gained ...

Japan electronics maker Sharp to make masks at display plant

TOKYO (AP) — Electronics maker Sharp Corp. said Monday it will start making surgical masks, which are in high demand because of the virus outbreak, using a plant in central Japan that usually makes di...

Asian shares slide on fears virus will stunt global economy

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares slid Wednesday following another sharp fall on Wall Street as fears spread that the growing virus outbreak will put the brakes on the global economy. Japan'...

Japan's ANA orders 20 more Boeing 787 Dreamliners

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese carrier ANA is ordering 20 Boeing 787 Dreamliner jets, bringing its fleet of the planes to 103 by 2025. The latest order will consist of 11 787-10 aircraft, se...

IATA: Virus may slash $29 billion from airlines' revenue

TOKYO (AP) — The outbreak of the new virus threatens to erase $29 billion of this year's revenue for global airlines, mostly for Chinese carriers, as travel crashes worldwide, according to the Interna...

Global stocks mostly slip as virus weighs on companies

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares mostly dipped Thursday as several companies estimated that the outbreak of the new coronavirus in China will weigh on their earnings. France's CAC 40 edge...

Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street rises to record

TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mixed Thursday in Asia after Wall Street recovered to record highs, but worries persist about damage to the regional economy from the new virus that began in China. ...

Global shares mostly rise but virus fears continue

TOKYO (AP) — Globalshares mostly rose Wednesday though investors continued to monitor the impact of the outbreak of a new virus that began in China. France's CAC 40 rose 0.6% to 6,09...

Asian shares mostly rise despite continuing virus fears

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly rose Wednesday, despite overnight losses on Wall Street and continuing fears about an outbreak of a new virus that began in China. The Nikkei 225 ros...