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FILE - Pedestrians pass the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in New York. Stocks are ticking higher on Wall Street Wednesday, Dec. 23, following a mixed set of reports on the economy. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
December 23, 2020 - 11:26 pm
Asian shares were mostly higher on Thursday after stocks eked out small gains on Wall Street following a mixed set of reports on the economy. Benchmarks rose in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney. Stocks fell in Shanghai after China’s market regulator said it has launched an anti-monopoly investigation of...
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A currency trader watches computer monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. Asian stock markets rose Wednesday after President Donald Trump suggested he may veto a $900 billion economic aid package. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
December 22, 2020 - 11:19 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Wednesday after President Donald Trump suggested he may veto a $900 billion economic aid package. Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and South Korea advanced in light trading ahead of this week's Christmas holiday. Overnight, Wall Street’s benchmark S&P 500 index...
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People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. Asian shares retreated on Tuesday, Dec. 22, extending losses on growing worries over a new, potentially more infectious strain of the coronavirus that is countering good news over U.S. economic stimulus and vaccines. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
December 21, 2020 - 10:14 pm
Asian shares retreated on Tuesday, extending losses on growing worries over a new, potentially more infectious strain of the coronavirus. The outbreaks are raising worries that the world economy may take even worse punishment. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 fell 0.5% to 26,595.52. In Hong Kong the Hang Seng...
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People wearing face masks walk past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index in Hong Kong, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. Shares have started the week out on a sour note in Asia as worsening coronavirus outbreaks overshadow news that U.S. lawmakers finally have a deal on more support for American families and businesses.(AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
December 20, 2020 - 9:55 pm
Shares started the week out on a sour note in Asia as worsening coronavirus outbreaks overshadowed news that U.S. lawmakers finally have a deal on more support for American families and businesses. Markets fell in Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea on Monday but rose in Shanghai. Passage of the...
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In this photo provided by the New York Stock Exchange, trader Edward Curran works on the floor, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. Stocks rose in morning trading as investors remain optimistic that Washington will deliver another round of financial support for the economy as vaccines begin slowly rolling out to the public.(Colin Ziemer/New York Stock Exchange via AP)
December 17, 2020 - 10:33 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets declined Friday after Wall Street hit a new high on optimism about economic stimulus and coronavirus vaccine development despite a spike in U.S. unemployment claims. Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong retreated. Overnight, Wall Street's benchmark S&P 500 index...
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People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus reflected on the electronic board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Dec.16, 2020. Asian shares are higher Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020 on hopes the U.S. Congress may finally deliver fresh aid to help businesses and families weather the pandemic. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
December 17, 2020 - 12:34 am
Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Thursday, buoyed by hopes the U.S. Congress may finally deliver fresh aid to help American businesses and families weather the pandemic. Benchmarks rose in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai but fell in South Korea. Overnight, the S&P 500 edged close to a record...
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A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. Shares rose in Asia on Wednesday after revived hopes for more aid for the U.S. economy broke a four-day losing streak on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
December 15, 2020 - 10:47 pm
Shares rose in Asia on Wednesday after revived hopes for more aid for the U.S. economy broke a four-day losing streak on Wall Street. Japan reported weaker than expected export data for November, despite a recovery in trade with China, its biggest market. Overnight, the S&P 500 gained 1.3% as...
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A currency trader walks near the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. Asian shares sank on Tuesday after a lackluster day on Wall Street as investors wait to see if Congress can break a logjam on delivering more aid to people, businesses and local governments affected by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
December 14, 2020 - 10:53 pm
Asian shares sank on Tuesday after a lackluster day on Wall Street as investors wait to see if Congress can break a logjam on delivering more aid to people, businesses and local governments affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell after Prime Minister Yoshihide...
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A currency gestures as he talks with his colleagues at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Monday as the Bank of Japan's quarterly "tankan" survey showed stronger than expected business sentiment in a further sign the economy is recovering from recession. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
December 13, 2020 - 10:47 pm
Shares have risen in Asia, shrugging off a weak close last week on Wall Street after Japan's central bank reported a strong improvement in business sentiment. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 climbed 0.6% and shares were also higher in Shanghai, Seoul and Sydney. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng declined. The quarterly “...
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A man wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index in Hong Kong, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. Stocks were mostly lower Thursday in Asia after weakness in technology companies’ shares led an overnight decline on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
December 09, 2020 - 11:38 pm
Stocks were mostly lower Thursday in Asia after weakness in technology companies’ shares led an overnight decline on Wall Street. Benchmarks fell in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney but edged higher in Shanghai. As coronavirus vaccines move closer to distribution, markets have been pushing higher on...
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