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A man holds a smartphone showing stock prices as he monitors stock prices at a brokerage house decorated with red lanterns in Beijing, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. Asian markets were mixed on Friday as trade talks ended in Washington with no deal but the promise of a second meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping. Gains were limited by a private survey showing that Chinese manufacturing slowed to the lowest level in almost three years. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
January 31, 2019 - 10:02 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed on Friday as trade talks ended in Washington with no deal but the promise of a second meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping. Gains were limited by a private survey showing that Chinese manufacturing slowed to the lowest...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. Shares rose in Asia on Thursday after a survey of Chinese manufacturers showed factory activity improved slightly in December. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
January 31, 2019 - 6:23 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Stock markets mostly rose Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve signaled it would be cautious in raising interest rates and as investors monitor U.S-China trade talks. Economic data was mixed, with one survey pointing to improved Chinese manufacturing but another showing a slowdown...
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A man rides a bicycle past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. Shares rose in Asia on Thursday after a survey of Chinese manufacturers showed factory activity improved slightly in December. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
January 30, 2019 - 9:53 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares rose in Asia on Thursday after a survey of Chinese manufacturers showed factory activity improved slightly in December. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index surged 1.3 percent to 20,833.59 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong also gained 1.3 percent, to 28,001.17. South Korea's...
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January 30, 2019 - 1:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 3 p.m. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says U.S. central bank officials discussed the possibility of ending the reduction of the Fed balance sheet. Powell told reporters that no decision had been...
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January 30, 2019 - 12:01 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Attorneys representing bondholders hit by a recent request to dismiss more than $6 billion of Puerto Rico's debt demanded more time to fight the proposal during a federal debt restructuring hearing on Wednesday. The attorneys said all bondholders need to be alerted and...
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Investors walk in front of stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. Asian markets rose Wednesday as traders awaited a Federal Reserve policy meeting and U.S.-China talks. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
January 30, 2019 - 7:23 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets were mostly higher on Wednesday as traders awaited the conclusion of a Federal Reserve policy meeting and U.S.-China talks. Corporate earnings were also in focus, with strong figures from Boeing boosting sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 edged up 0.7 percent...
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FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2018, file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a news conference in Washington DC. With the Federal Reserve considered sure to leave interest rates unchanged Wednesday, investors will be looking to hear Powell sound a reassuring theme that a pause in the Fed’s rate hikes could last a while. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
January 30, 2019 - 2:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With the Federal Reserve considered sure to leave interest rates unchanged Wednesday, investors will be hoping to hear Chairman Jerome Powell sound a reassuring theme that a pause in the Fed's rate hikes could last a while. Powell has been invoking the word "patient" to describe...
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A government supporter reads a newspaper standing next to a poster featuring Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez with a message that reads in Spanish: "Hot corner, Maduro president," in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. “Esquina Caliente” or Hot Corner is a section of Plaza Bolivar where Chavez supporters gather regularly. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
January 29, 2019 - 4:59 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on the political and economic crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 6:55 p.m. The Venezuelan opposition's new envoy in Washington is calling for the international community to ramp up pressure on the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro. Carlos...
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Trader Michael Unkonis, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. Stocks are opening slightly higher on Wall Street as several big U.S. companies reported solid results for the latest quarter. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 29, 2019 - 2:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major U.S. stock indexes were mostly lower late Tuesday afternoon, placing the market on course for its second decline in a row. Losses in technology and media companies outweighed gains in industrial and health care stocks. Early gains faded as investors assessed a mixed bag of...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, file photo, Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad arrives for meeting at the federal chancellery in Vienna, Austria. On Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, Mahathir says that proceeding with a multi-billion-dollar rail link project backed by China will “impoverish” the country, saddling it with heavy debts for the next 30 years. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)
January 29, 2019 - 7:57 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Tuesday that proceeding with a multibillion-dollar China-backed rail link project would impoverish the country, saddling the government with excess debt for the next 30 years. Since winning a historic vote last May,...
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