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U.S. car tariff worries shunted Europe's stocks off a four-month high on Tuesday, while Sweden's crown was savaged by a slowdown in inflation less than two months after its central bank had dared to raise interest rates for the first time in seven years. World markets were struggling to stay positive after a slow but buoyant start to the week and with the talk of tariffs in Europe also coming ahead of fresh Sino-U.S. trade talks in Washington later. Wall Street futures were pointing around 0.2 percent lower after Europe's main bourses gave up an early fight to spend the day in the red after Asia had also barely got out of first gear overnight.
Major stocks markets in Asia were mixed on the day. The White House said on Monday that trade talks between the two economic powerhouses will continue in Washington on Tuesday, with higher level negotiations starting later in the week. Meanwhile, Beijing said Monday that the U.S. is attempting to curtail its technology development by claiming that Chinese mobile network gear might pose a cybersecurity threat to foreign countries which adopt the equipment.
Hopes for progress in Sino-U.S. trade talks and expectations of policy stimulus from central banks lifted world stocks to 2 1/2- month highs on Monday, though European gains were held back by concern over the outlook for auto makers. MSCI's All-Country World Index rose 0.4 percent after Japan's Nikkei closed up 1.8 percent at its high for the year and MSCI's index of Asian equities rose almost 1 percent. Negotiations will resume this week, with U.S. President Donald Trump saying he may extend a March 1 deadline for a deal.
BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares are mostly higher as Chinese and U.S. officials prepare for trade talks in Washington this week.
Asian share markets bounced broadly on Monday as investors dared to hope for both progress at Sino-U.S. trade talks in Washington this week and more policy stimulus from major central banks. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.9 percent, largely recovering from a sharp fall last Friday. Japan's Nikkei climbed 1.8 percent to its highest level of the year so far, while Shanghai blue chips rallied 2.1 percent.
Shares in mainland China were among the biggest gainers on Monday. Stocks in other major Asian stock markets also closed higher. The U.S. and China are set to continue trade negotiations in Washington this week.
A Nissan Motor governance committee will recommend the appointment of an external director as board chairman, a role distinct from company chairman, in a move to decentralise power at the top level, the Nikkei business daily reported on Sunday. Under Nissan's current corporate charter, the position of board chair is automatically appointed to head the company board, the Nikkei said citing a source. Former Chairman Carlos Ghosn had filled both roles prior to his arrest in November for under-reporting his salary for eight years.
Asian stocks fell on Friday, retreating from four-month highs after data out of China raised concerns over deflationary pressures building in the world's second biggest economy. Data released on Friday showed China's factory-gate inflation slowed for a seventh straight month in January to its weakest pace since September 2016 amid cooling domestic demand. The broader equity markets had already been under pressure after Thursday's weak U.S. retail sales figures triggered fresh doubts about the strength of the world's largest economy.
Major Asian stock markets closed lower on Friday, following the release of U.S. retail data overnight which raised concerns over a slowing American economy. Investors also await developments from the ongoing ...
SINGAPORE (AP) — European shares rose Thursday and Wall Street was set to open higher after the U.S. and China kicked off two days of trade talks in Beijing. The aim is to forestall further tariff hikes in a bruising dispute over Beijing's technology policies.
TOKYO—China’s factories are trimming investment, but consumers are still spending more on some luxury and everyday items. “Our same-store sales [in China] have been making double-digit growth so we haven’t seen any impact on consumption,” said Tadashi Yanai, the chief executive of Uniqlo clothing store operator Fast Retailing Co., in an interview. Japanese companies’ operating profit fell 2.5% in the October-December quarter compared with the same period last year, Fidelity International said based on data from securities firms.
Stocks in China closed mixed despite the country's trade data for January coming in stronger than expected. The South China Morning Post reported Wednesday that China's Xi will meet with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Friday. China and the U.S. are trying to strike a deal before March 2.
TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks mostly rose Wednesday as investors hoped for a possible resolution to the bruising trade war between the U.S. and China.
Stocks in Asia were mostly higher. U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he was open to postponing the March 2 deadline for tariffs if Washington and Beijing can reach a trade deal soon. Major stock markets in Asia closed higher on Wednesday amid positive sentiment on the U.S.-China trade front.
Dynamic Map Platform would acquire U.S. map startup Ushr as it seeks a stronger position to challenge Alphabet Inc's Google and Chinese rivals, the Japanese daily said on Wednesday. Dynamic Map Platform, which counts some of Japan's top car makers like Toyota Motor, Nissan and Honda as investors, declined to comment when contacted by Reuters, while Ushr was not immediately available for comment.
Signs that the United States and China might reach an agreement in trade talks and news of a tentative deal to avoid another government shutdown in Washington helped push world stock markets and bond yields broadly higher Tuesday. On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 372.65 points, or 1.49 percent, to 25,425.76, the S&P 500 gained 34.93 points, or 1.29 percent, to 2,744.73 and the Nasdaq Composite added 106.71 points, or 1.46 percent, to 7,414.62. U.S. and Chinese officials expressed hopes that the new round of talks, which began in Beijing on Monday, would bring them closer to easing their nearly year-long trade war.
BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks rose Tuesday after U.S. lawmakers reached a deal to avoid another government shutdown and ahead of U.S.-China trade talks later in the week.
Renault's chairman will meet Nissan Motor's CEO this week in Japan as they look at ways to cement their partnership after the ouster of former alliance leader Carlos Ghosn, the Japanese automaker said on Tuesday. Jean-Dominique Senard, named chairman of the French automaker last month, will visit Nissan's headquarters in Yokohama to meet the company's executives and become better acquainted with its Japanese partner. "Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa is eager to familiarize Senard with Nissan and Alliance operations to optimise their work together," the automaker said in a statement.
Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix — jumped. Officials from Washington and Beijing will continue trade talks this week with a focus on intellectual property. Stocks in major Asian stock markets closed higher on Tuesday, with stocks in Japan leading in the region.
Toh Yen Kee was filled with optimism when Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad was swept into power last May. She was so optimistic, in fact, that she quit her job as a top executive at a multinational company in Singapore, where she lived for 23 years, and returned home to work for the Malaysian government. “When the new government won the election, I basically told myself, ‘if not now, when?’” Ms Toh told the Nikkei Asian Review. Like many in Malaysia, Ms Toh saw the defeat of the decades-long ruling party led by former prime minister Najib Razak as a turning point for the country.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Global stock markets drifted lower Friday after President Donald Trump said he doesn't plan to meet Chinese leader Xi Jinping before their truce on raising tariffs in a festering trade dispute ends in early March.
Stocks in Australia gained while Japan slipped on the day. Shares of Japanese conglomerate Softbank Group surged more than 17 percent. Meanwhile, on the U.S.-China trade front, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told CNBC on Wednesday that he was headed to China next week along with a delegation from Washington.
Huawei Technologies is asking suppliers to move some production to China as it braces for possible restrictions on access to US technology that could starve the Chinese group of components vital to its business. The move comes after US prosecutors announced criminal charges against Huawei and certain related companies on January 28, alleging that the company had committed bank fraud, breached US sanctions on Iran and stolen trade secrets. Now that the company has been indicted, rather than just individual employees or executives, the focus shifts to whether President Donald Trump will impose a full-scale ban on the sale of critical semiconductors and other US-made components to Huawei.
In 2015, Twinmark Media Enterprises launched a business that would become one of the most prolific sources of spam and fake news in the Philippines. One of the marketing group’s specialities was generating viral content by posting glowing stories about President Rodrigo Duterte — and takedowns of his critics — on Facebook. The image used as evidence, however, was unrelated: it had been lifted from a private Facebook user’s dedication to his parents’ wedding anniversary, according to an investigation by Rappler, an online news publication based in Manila.
World stocks raced to a fresh two-month high on Tuesday to keep up their fast start to 2019 while the U.S. dollar strengthened for a fourth straight session as investors looked toward an annual address by the U.S. president later in the day. With European shares rising sharply, MSCI's gauge of stocks across the globe gained 0.44 percent, increasing for a sixth straight session as it hit a two-month high. President Donald Trump was due to give his State of the Union speech at 2100 ET (0200 GMT), with investors awaiting indications of progress in U.S.-China trade talks and watching for signs of tensions with Democrats following a 35-day partial federal government shutdown.