• UK media: May ‘humiliated’ after EU trashes her Brexit plan LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit blueprint was in tatters Friday, after the European Union rejected it at a summit in a move that the U.K. media branded a “humiliation.” European Council President Donald Tusk said bluntly at a meeting in Salzburg, Austria, that parts of May’s plan simply “will not work,” while ...
  • Business: Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose Friday after Wall Street hit a new high and a survey showed Japanese manufacturing accelerating. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index rose 1.4 percent to 2,766.86 and Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 advanced 1 percent to 23,905.76. Seoul’s Kospi added 0.4 percent to 2,332.94 and Sydney’s S&P-ASX 200 gained 0.2 percent to ...
  • EU, Britain on tightrope toward possible Brexit deal SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — The European Union and Britain are walking a diplomatic tightrope as they attempt to thrash out a divorce deal in time for Britain’s departure from the bloc next March. Arriving Thursday at a summit of EU leaders in the Austrian city of Salzburg, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte labeled the Brexit negotiations ...
  • Business: Asian shares track mixed finish on Wall Street over tariffs SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian shares are mixed, trading in a narrow range Thursday after news of a fresh round of tariffs by the U.S. on $200 billion in Chinese goods drew a muted reaction on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 was less than 0.1 percent higher at 23,674.93 after the ruling Liberal Democratic Party ...
  • China looks unlikely to give in after US tariff hike BEIJING (AP) — China unveiled a slew of changes under mounting pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump over technology. Beijing promised to cut tariffs, open its auto industry and buy American exports. But none of that was what Trump wanted: An end to development policies Washington says are based on theft of know-how and might erode ...
  • Business: Global shares rise as traders shrug off new China-US tariffs TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mostly higher Wednesday despite jitters over the escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 edged up 0.3 percent to 5,380.16, while Germany’s DAX gained 0.2 percent to 12,185.36. Britain’s FTSE 100 was flat at 7,301.46. U.S. shares were set to rise with Dow futures ...
  • Business: Global stocks shrug off Trump’s latest tariffs on China LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets, particularly those in Asia, shrugged off the widely anticipated announcement of further U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods. KEEPING SCORE: Following big gains in Asia, such as a 1.4 percent increase in Japan’s Nikkei 225 stock average, the rebound stalled in Europe. France’s CAC 40 added 0.2 percent to 5,361, while ...
  • Business: Global stocks fall on worries of more Trump tariffs SINGAPORE (AP) — Global markets were mostly lower Monday following reports that President Donald Trump will place tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods, despite a possible meeting to iron out tensions between the world’s two largest economies. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France’s CAC 40 fell 0.4 percent to 5,331.94 while the DAX in Germany ...
  • Business: Global shares continue rally after Wall Street gains TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mostly higher Friday, continuing their rally after gains on Wall Street and hopes that regional trade tensions may ease. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 edged up 0.4 percent in early trading to 5,349.27, while Germany’ DAX rose 0.3 percent to 12,094.64. Britain’s FTSE 100 gained 0.3 percent to 7,300.17. U.S. ...
  • Business: World stocks rise on report of US-China trade talks SINGAPORE (AP) — Many global markets climbed Thursday following a report that the U.S. has proposed a new round of trade negotiations with China before going ahead with plans to slap tariffs on $200 billion or more in Chinese goods. Investors were also keeping an eye on European Central Bank and Bank of England meetings, where ...
  • Business: Stocks mixed on US-China dispute; oil pushed up by hurricane SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets were mixed Wednesday as investors focused on trade tensions, with China delaying licenses to American businesses ahead of expected tariffs from Washington. The price of oil continued to rise on concerns that Hurricane Florence could disrupt supplies. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France’s CAC 40 gained 0.5 percent to 5,309, while Britain’s ...
  • Business: Global stocks mostly lower as investors await US tariff hike BEIJING (AP) — Major global stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday as investors waited for a new U.S. tariff hike in a trade battle with China. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany’s DAX lost 0.7 percent to 11,906 and London’s FTSE 100 fell 0.7 percent to 7,229. France’s CAC 40 shed 0.4 percent to 5,250. On Wall ...
  • Business: World stocks fall after Trump suggests more China tariffs SINGAPORE (AP) — European and Asian markets were mostly lower on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump suggested placing tariffs on an additional $267 billion in Chinese goods in a tit-for-tat dispute over trade. But a strong U.S. jobs report primed Wall Street for a higher open. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France’s CAC 40 was almost ...
  • Business: World shares mixed in face of possible US-China tariffs SINGAPORE (AP) — Global markets were mixed on Friday as traders mulled over the effects of possible U.S. tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods in a simmering trade dispute. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France’s CAC 40 added 0.1 percent to 5,250.38, while the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares gave up 0.2 percent to ...
  • Business: World shares mixed as traders ready for more US tariffs SINGAPORE (AP) — Global markets were mixed Thursday on worries that the U.S. is on the verge of imposing tariffs on another $200 billion of Chinese goods in a mounting trade dispute. Many developing countries are in financial turmoil as rising interest rates and trade disputes rattled investors. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France’s CAC 40 added ...
  • Business: Trade concerns stalk markets as US and Canada head for talks LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets fell Wednesday as trade tensions resurfaced ahead of more talks between the United States and Canada on revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France’s CAC 40 fell 0.9 percent to 5,294 while Germany’s DAX lost 0.6 percent to 12,110. London’s FTSE 100 shed 0.5 percent ...
  • Business: World stocks mixed on worries over trade, manufacturing data SINGAPORE (AP) — Global shares were mixed on Tuesday as trade concerns and reports that manufacturing was slowing in China and the Eurozone weighed on sentiment. Wall Street was poised to open higher as traders returned from summer holidays and a Labor Day break. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France’s CAC 40 dropped 0.4 percent to 5,394.99 ...
  • Business: Global shares mixed amid concern over US-Canada trade TOKYO (AP) — European stock markets mostly rose on Monday, after Asia closed lower, amid worries about trade friction between the U.S. and Canada and subdued investor activity due to a U.S. holiday. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 was up 0.1 percent to 5,410, while Germany’s DAX lost 0.2 percent to 12,338. Britain’s FTSE 100 gained ...
  • Business: Report of more China tariffs sends global stocks lower TOKYO (AP) — Global shares mostly fell Friday following a report that the Trump administration could put tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods as early as next week. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 fell 0.5 percent in early trading to 5,451.68. Germany’s DAX lost 0.7 percent to 12,404.10. Britain’s FTSE 100 slipped 0.3 percent to ...
  • Business: Global stocks fall as weak dollar weighs on sentiment SINGAPORE (AP) — Global markets were mostly lower Thursday as a weak dollar eclipsed strong U.S. economic data and signs that the European Union could offer Britain a special partnership before it leaves the bloc in March. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany’s DAX was down 0.8 percent at 12,456.36 and the CAC 40 in France shed ...
  • Business: Global stocks mixed after Wall Street gain BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets mostly rose Wednesday while Europe declined in early trading after Wall Street gained on strength in technology and retailing shares. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, Germany’s DAX lost 0.1 percent to 12,509.32 and London’s FTSE 100 shed 0.7 percent to 7,564.42. France’s CAC 40 was 4 points lower at 5,481.21. ...
  • Business: Global shares mostly rise on US, Mexico trade deal TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mostly higher Tuesday after the White House said it reached a preliminary agreement with Mexico on replacing a North American free-trade deal. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 rose 0.1 percent in early trading to 5,485.39, while Germany’s DAX was up 0.2 percent at 12,561.44. Britain’s FTSE 100 gained 0.7 percent ...
  • Business: World stocks rise with Fed’s confidence in US growth SINGAPORE (AP) — Global markets rose on Monday as dovish comments from U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell assured investors that the country’s economic growth was on track amid simmering trade tensions with China. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany’s DAX gained 0.4 percent to 12,437.74. The CAC 40 in France was 0.4 percent higher at 5,451.37. ...
  • Business: Asian shares track Wall St weakness as eyes on Fed comment BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Friday following a listless session on Wall Street, where a slide in banks and industrial companies offset solid gains for the technology sector. A lack of progress in trade talks between the U.S. and China was weighing on sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 stock index jumped 0.6 percent ...
  • US, China raise tariffs in new round of trade dispute BEIJING (AP) — The United States and China went ahead with tariff hikes on billions of dollars of each other’s automobiles, factory machinery and other goods Thursday in an escalation of a battle over Beijing’s technology policy that companies worry will chill global economic growth. The increases came as envoys met in Washington for their first ...
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