Japan, China stocks higher on stimulus hopes
2012-12-17 09:09:59 UTC
HONG KONG (AP) — Stock markets in Japan and China, Asia's two biggest economies, rose Monday after Japanese conservatives who favor greater economic stimulus returned to power in a landslide election victory and China's new leaders promised more spending if needed to underpin a wobbly econo...
Asia stocks rise on China recovery hopes
2012-12-10 07:55:57 UTC
BANGKOK (AP) — Rising factory output in China and better-than-expected U.S. hiring helped lift Asian stock markets modestly on Monday.
Investors delved into riskier assets a day after China's National Bureau of Statistics reported that factory output increased 10.1 percent from a year ...
Stocks mixed as investors work through jobs report
2012-12-07 21:15:38 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market wasn't sure what to make of the government's latest jobs report.
The government reported Friday morning that the U.S. added jobs in November, and stock index futures shot higher in pre-market trading. Then, as traders dived into the details of the repor...
Chinese industrial upswing cheers markets
2012-12-03 11:57:42 UTC
LONDON (AP) — News that manufacturing activity in China, the world's second largest economy, grew for the first time in 13 months helped push global stocks higher on Monday.
HSBC's Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 50.5 in November from October's 49.5 on a 100-point scale on which numbers abo...
World stocks up after deal over Greek debt reached
2012-11-27 09:46:18 UTC
BANGKOK (AP) — World stock markets rose Tuesday after talks over Greece's financial crisis ended with an agreement on how to reduce its debt load, paving the way for the cash-strapped country to receive the next installment of a bailout loan.
Finance ministers of the 17 countries that use the ...
Asia stocks post slight gains after Black Friday
2012-11-26 08:05:03 UTC
BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stock markets posted slight gains Monday after the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season in the U.S. topped expectations, offsetting concerns about Greece's financial crisis.
Americans visited stores and websites in record numbers last Friday, the day after the T...
Asia stocks fall after Greece aid delayed
2012-11-21 06:24:01 UTC
BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Wednesday, shedding morning gains after European Union officials failed to release a loan payment to debt-mired Greece and postposed further action until next week.
European finance ministers adjourned a meeting in Brussels without granting ...
World stocks flat on Europe, US woes; Japan gains
2012-11-16 10:47:56 UTC
BANGKOK (AP) — Trading on world stock markets was lethargic Friday after data showed Europe slipped back into recession and several big U.S. retailers disappointed investors with weak forecasts.
The European Union's statistics agency said Thursday that the combined economy of the 17 countries ...
Stocks fall after weak retail reports
2012-11-15 17:23:05 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes fell Thursday, pushing the Dow to its lowest since July, after U.S. retailers turned in mixed earnings reports.
Wal-Mart's stock dropped $2.78 to $68.50 after the company issued a weak forecast for fourth-quarter profits. Ross Stores, whose stores includes Ross Dr...
Stocks slide as impasse over budget deficit looms
2012-11-14 21:07:05 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Investors drew little hope Wednesday for a quick compromise in U.S. budget talks after President Barack Obama insisted that higher tax payments from wealthy Americans would have to be part of any deal.
Stocks fell, and even signals from the Federal Reserve that it would increas...
World stocks rise after Obama wins re-election
2012-11-07 09:15:35 UTC
BANGKOK (AP) — World stock markets rose Wednesday after President Barack Obama won a fiercely contested race for re-election, allowing him to refocus his attention on issues other than the campaign.
Stock markets had been in a state of suspended animation throughout the week as investors waite...
Stocks plunge after election; Europe woes deepen
2012-11-07 20:24:55 UTC
Wall Street greeted a second Obama term the way it greeted the first.
Investors dumped stocks Wednesday in one of the sharpest sell-offs of the year. With the election only hours behind them, they focused on big problems ahead in Washington and across the Atlantic Ocean.
American voters ret...
Asia stocks mixed ahead of US vote, China congress
2012-11-06 07:59:06 UTC
BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Tuesday as traders refrained from major steps ahead of the U.S. presidential election and a leadership change in China.
The race between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney is virtually tied hours before polls open in the U...
US stocks higher after historic 2-day close
2012-10-31 17:43:36 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street is back in business.
Traffic is snarled, streets are flooded, subways are out of commission and power is out in many parts of New York City, but the stock exchange at 11 Wall Street opened trading without hitch Wednesday after an historic two-day shutdown, courtesy ...
Wall Street still dark, exchanges test systems
2012-10-30 13:53:55 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — With large portions of lower Manhattan still dark early Tuesday, U.S. stock exchanges said they were testing contingency plans to ensure trading resumes as soon as possible this week after Hurricane Sandy smashed into the East Coast.
U.S. markets will be closed for a second day...
All US exchanges shut down before Hurricane Sandy
2012-10-29 10:42:08 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — All major U.S. stock exchanges will remain closed with Hurricane Sandy due to make landfall on the East Coast.
There had been plans to allow electronic trading to go forward Monday on the New York Stock Exchange, but with all mass transit shut down, getting people in and out o...
Stocks edge higher, breaking a weeklong slump
2012-10-25 20:43:29 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing modestly higher after a handful of decent corporate earnings reports were enough to break a weeklong slump in the market.
The Dow Jones industrial average managed a gain of 26 points, ending the day at 13,104 Thursday. It spent most of the afternoon near the ...
Global stocks wary on China trade, Europe talks
2012-07-10 10:34:30 UTC
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Stock markets showed tentative signs of recovery Tuesday in spite of weak trade figures from China and nervousness over European finance ministers' progress at a meeting focused on easing Spain's banking crisis.
In early trading in Europe, Britain's FTSE 100 was up 0.6 percent...
Stock indexes drift lower as Europe fears loom
2012-05-24 20:52:25 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average and other stock indexes drifted lower Thursday after a meeting of European leaders failed to deliver any new steps to ease the region's debt crisis.
The Dow dropped 54 points to 12,443 shortly before 3 p.m. Eastern. Fears that Europe's troubles ...
Algeria's frosty business climate may thaw
2012-04-11 17:09:37 UTC
ALGIERS (Reuters) - After a three-year campaign against one of its biggest foreign investors chilled Algeria's business climate, the country is sending out tentative signals that it may be ready for a thaw.
A period of aggressive economic nationalism, symbolized by the state's drive to take co...
Mike Flynn Seeks Immunity To Testify
2017-03-31 03:01:29 UTC
<blockquote><h2>Former national security adviser may know details of Russia ties</h2>
<h3>President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn is reportedly willing to testify about the Trump team’s ties with Russia in exchange for immunity from prosecution.</h3>
Romney criticizes Biden on consulate attack
2012-10-13 04:17:53 UTC
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Broadening his attack on administration foreign policy, Mitt Romney accused Vice President Joe Biden on Friday of "doubling down on denial" in a dispute over security at a diplomatic post in Libya that was overrun by terrorists who killed the U.S. ambassador and three other A...
EU sent inspectors to examine Spain deficit figures
2012-03-13 17:10:08 UTC
Inspectors from the European Commission have been in Spain to evaluate its 2011 budget deficit after the numbers came in much higher than expected, the EU executive said on Friday.
Spain said at the end of February that its budget deficit was 8.5 percent last year, far above the Commission's ex...