Leading economic indicators

A woman walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Monday, April 1, 2019. Shares have surged in Asia following a bullish Friday on Wall Street, where the benchmark S & P 500 logged its biggest quarterly gain in nearly a decade. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
March 31, 2019 - 11:40 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares surged Monday in Asia after the release over the weekend of encouraging manufacturing data in China that suggest government stimulus efforts may be yielding results. Japan's Nikkei 225 index added 1.6 percent to 21,539.75, easing off earlier highs after newly released economic...
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FILE- In this March 7, 2019, file photo specialist Anthony Rinaldi, left, and trader Michael Urkonis work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, March 29. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 29, 2019 - 4:01 pm
Stocks finished broadly higher on Friday as Wall Street closed out the first quarter with the market's biggest gain in nearly a decade. The benchmark S&P 500 index is now up 13.1 percent this year, a drastic turnaround for stocks after a jarring 14 percent sell-off in the last three months of...
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Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, March 29, 2019. Asian markets were mostly higher on Friday as U.S. and Chinese officials kicked off a fresh round of trade talks in Beijing. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
March 29, 2019 - 1:50 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Mainland Chinese markets led Asian indexes higher on Friday, as the U.S. and China kicked off a fresh round of trade talks in Beijing. The Shanghai Composite index advanced 2.9 percent to 3,081.11 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng jumped 1 percent to 29,055.99. South Korea's Kospi gained 0...
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A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, March 29, 2019. Asian markets were mostly higher on Friday as U.S. and Chinese officials kicked off a fresh round of trade talks in Beijing. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
March 28, 2019 - 10:38 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher on Friday as U.S. and Chinese officials kicked off a fresh round of trade talks in Beijing. The Shanghai Composite index added 0.6 percent to 28,944.33 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng jumped 1.7 percent to 3,044.63. South Korea's Kospi gained 0.3 percent...
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A man walks past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index outside a Hong Kong local bank Thursday, March 28, 2019. Asian shares were mostly lower Thursday, following a slip on Wall Street, as investors watched the continuing trade talks between the U.S. and China.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
March 27, 2019 - 11:28 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Thursday, following a slip on Wall Street, as investors watched the continuing trade talks between the U.S. and China. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 1.5 percent in early trading to 21,049.94, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 recouped earlier losses...
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An investor monitors share prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Shares were mixed in Asia early Wednesday after U.S. stocks finished broadly higher on Wall Street, erasing modest losses from a day earlier. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
March 27, 2019 - 7:39 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Stocks markets turned lower Wednesday amid concerns about an impasse in the Brexit process, slowing trade and global growth. Britain's FTSE 100 declined 0.2 percent to 7,183 as British lawmakers sought ways forward in Brexit after a defeat of Prime Minister Theresa May's proposed...
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FILE- In this March 18, 2019, file photo trader Gordon Charlop, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, March 25. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 26, 2019 - 11:24 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia early Wednesday after U.S. stocks finished broadly higher on Wall Street, erasing modest losses from a day earlier. Japan's Nikkei 225 index fell 0.5 percent to 21,328.88 while the Shanghai Composite added 0.6 percent to 3,013.57. Hong Kong's Hang Seng added...
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A currency trader talks on the phone near the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, March 25, 2019. Shares were sharply lower in Asia on Monday after Wall Street ended last week with a broad retreat. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
March 25, 2019 - 1:03 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares tumbled in Asia on Monday after Wall Street ended last week with a broad retreat, while Thailand's market saw a moderate loss following a general election that appeared likely to keep the incumbent, junta-backed prime minister in power. Japan's Nikkei 225 stock index skidded 3...
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FILE- In this March 13, 2019, file photo traders gather at the post that handles Oaktree Capital Group on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, March 22. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 22, 2019 - 4:31 pm
Wall Street was roiled Friday by new signs that global economic growth is slowing. The jitters triggered a sell-off in stocks and sent bond yields sharply lower, flashing a possible recession warning. The wave of selling knocked 460 points off the Dow Jones Industrial Average and gave the benchmark...
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A woman stands in front of an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, March 21, 2019. Shares in Asia are mostly higher after the Federal Reserve said it has ruled out interest rate increases for this year. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
March 21, 2019 - 12:48 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares in Asia were mostly higher on Thursday after the Federal Reserve said it has ruled out interest rate increases for this year. The Shanghai Composite index advanced 0.6 percent to 3,109.48 while Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.2 percent to 29,365.55. South Korea's Kospi climbed...
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