Currency markets

Specialist David Haubner, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. Stock prices rose Thursday as investors braced for the next development in the U.S.-Chinese trade war, which has caused volatility in world markets this week, and after Beijing reported a rise in exports, easing some concerns about its economic slowdown. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 08, 2019 - 10:55 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Friday as investors bought back stocks following gains on Wall Street, although worries about a trade dispute between the U.S. and China remained. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added nearly 0.6% in morning trading to 20,706.95. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.2%...
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FILE - In this July 22, 2019 photo, a for sale sign is posted in front of a home in Miami. On Thursday, Aug. 8, Freddie Mac reports on this week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
August 08, 2019 - 1:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell sharply this week, with the benchmark 30-year loan touching its lowest level since November 2016. Financial markets around the globe have been whipsawed by anxiety over the U.S.-China trade war, sending investors fleeing from stocks to the safety...
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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, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. Asian stocks rebounded Thursday after Wall Street eked out a gain following volatility fueled by concern fallout from the U.S.-Chinese trade war will spread. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
August 08, 2019 - 7:47 am
BEIJING (AP) — Stock prices rose Thursday as investors braced for the next development in the U.S.-Chinese trade war, which has caused volatility in world markets this week, and after Beijing reported a rise in exports, easing some concerns about its economic slowdown. Markets in Europe advanced...
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August 08, 2019 - 5:21 am
BEIJING (AP) — China lowered the trading range for its currency for a fourth day on Thursday, showing its potential for use as a trade weapon against Washington, but the exchange rate steadied following declines that alarmed financial markets. The central bank set the starting point for the yuan's...
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In this Aug. 6, 2019, photo, tugboats manuever a container ship at a port in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province. Chinese imports of American goods plunged in July as a tariff war with Washington intensified. (Chinatopix via AP)
August 08, 2019 - 4:15 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese imports of American goods plunged in July as a tariff war with Washington intensified. Imports of U.S. goods fell 19% from a year earlier to $10.9 billion, customs data showed Thursday, though that was an improvement over June's 31.4% fall. Exports to the United States...
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Trader John Romolo works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. U.S. stocks fell broadly in midday trading Wednesday as central banks around the world cut interest rates and increased fears that global growth is being crimped by the U.S.-China trade war. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 07, 2019 - 2:36 pm
Stocks fell in afternoon trading on Wall Street Wednesday as fears that an escalating trade war between the U.S. and China may stifle global economic growth. Investors sought shelter in bonds, gold and other safe-haven holdings. Bond yields sank around the world, something that happens when...
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In this Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, photo, a man walks by a money exchange shop decorated with Chinese yuan banknotes and other countries currency banknotes at Central, a business district in Hong Kong. China's yuan has weakened again after signs its decline was stabilizing helped to reassure financial markets. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
August 07, 2019 - 7:16 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's currency weakened again Wednesday after hopes among financial traders that its decline was stabilizing helped to calm jittery global markets. The yuan edged down to 7.0488 to the U.S. dollar, about 0.4% below its level late Tuesday. The currency strengthened slightly to 7...
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People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. Asian shares were mostly lower Wednesday as markets calmed after China’s decision to stabilize its currency. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
August 07, 2019 - 4:46 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Wednesday as markets calmed after China's decision to stabilize its currency. France's CAC 40 rose 1.0% in early trading to 5,286.88, and Germany's DAX gained 1.3% to 11,722.72. Britain's FTSE 100 was up 0.5% at 7,210.44. U.S. shares were set to drift higher...
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August 06, 2019 - 10:50 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's central bank has cut its benchmark interest rate to an all-time low of 1% as it forecasts tougher economic conditions ahead. The cut of half a percentage point by the Reserve Bank was a surprise with most economists forecasting a rate cut of 0.25%. The...
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Traders Gregory Rowe, left, and Daniel Kryger, center, work with specialist Mario Picone on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. Stock markets turned higher on Tuesday as China stabilized its currency after allowing it to depreciate against the dollar in response to President Donald Trump's decision to put more tariffs on Chinese goods. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 06, 2019 - 11:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks edged higher on Wall Street Tuesday, a day after their worst loss of the year, as China eased some of the pressure in its trade war with the U.S. by stabilizing its currency. Technology stocks led the gains in a reversal of Monday's slump, when they bore the brunt of the...
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