Financial crisis

People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, May 18, 2017. Asian stock benchmarks skidded lower Thursday following Wall Street's worst day in months as Washington's political chaos made investors more nervous about risky assets and the outlook for President Donald Trump's business-friendly proposals. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
May 18, 2017 - 2:35 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock benchmarks skidded lower Thursday following Wall Street's worst day in months as Washington's political chaos made investors more nervous about risky assets and the outlook for President Donald Trump's business-friendly proposals. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei...
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A man looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, May 8, 2017. Asian shares rose Monday after Emmanuel Macron, a centrist would-be reformer and supporter of the European Union, won the French presidential election. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
May 08, 2017 - 5:04 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Monday after Emmanuel Macron, a centrist would-be reformer and supporter of the European Union, triumphed over far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election. France's CAC 40 slipped 0.6 percent to 5,399.44 in early trading, following the...
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A man looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, May 8, 2017. Asian shares rose Monday after Emmanuel Macron, a centrist would-be reformer and supporter of the European Union, won the French presidential election. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
May 08, 2017 - 12:54 am
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Monday after Emmanuel Macron, a centrist would-be reformer and supporter of the European Union, won the French presidential election. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 2.3 percent to 19,885.73, reflecting investor relief over the outcome. The euro, shared by France...
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A man looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, May 8, 2017. Asian shares rose Monday after Emmanuel Macron, a centrist would-be reformer and supporter of the European Union, won the French presidential election. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
May 07, 2017 - 10:59 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Monday after Emmanuel Macron, a centrist would-be reformer and supporter of the European Union, won the French presidential election. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 1.8 percent in the morning session to 19,795.19, reflecting investor relief over the outcome. The...
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Ana Sanchez and her 8-year-old daughter Naiyari lock the gates of her school, The Dr. Isaac Gonzalez Martinez school, as part of their daily responsibilities in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Friday, May 5, 2017. The school is one of 179 closing this month amid an economic crisis, and Naiyari's second school to close within two years. (AP Photo/Danica Coto)
May 05, 2017 - 6:28 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico is closing 179 public schools in a move expected to save more than $7 million amid a deep economic crisis that has sparked an exodus to the U.S. mainland in the past decade, officials said Friday. More than 27,000 students will be moved elsewhere when their...
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Ana Sanchez and her 8-year-old daughter Naiyari lock the gates of her school, The Dr. Isaac Gonzalez Martinez school, as part of their daily responsibilities in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Friday, May 5, 2017. The school is one of 179 closing this month amid an economic crisis, and Naiyari's second school to close within two years. (AP Photo/Danica Coto)
May 05, 2017 - 5:23 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico is closing 179 public schools in a move expected to save more than $7 million amid a deep economic crisis that has sparked an exodus to the U.S. mainland in the past decade, officials said Friday. An estimated 27,000 students will be moved elsewhere when...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2008 file photo, students sit at their desks inside a classroom, at Republica del Peru middle school, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The U.S. territory is closing 184 public schools, officials announced Friday, May 5, 2017, in a move expected to save millions of dollars amid a deep economic crisis. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
May 05, 2017 - 12:11 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico is closing 184 public schools in a move expected to save millions of dollars amid a deep economic crisis that has sparked an exodus to the U.S. mainland in the past decade, officials said Friday. An estimated 27,000 students will be moved elsewhere when...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2008 file photo, students sit at their desks inside a classroom, at Republica del Peru middle school, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The U.S. territory is closing 184 public schools, officials announced Friday, May 5, 2017, in a move expected to save millions of dollars amid a deep economic crisis. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
May 05, 2017 - 12:04 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico is closing 184 public schools in a move expected to save millions of dollars amid a deep economic crisis that has sparked an exodus to the U.S. mainland in the past decade, officials said Friday. An estimated 27,000 students will be moved elsewhere when...
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Children walk past election campaign posters for French centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, in Osses, southwestern France, Friday May 5, 2017. France will vote on Sunday May 7 in the second round of the presidential election. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
May 05, 2017 - 7:55 am
LONDON (AP) — The mood in financial markets appears relaxed, upbeat even, heading into Sunday's French presidential election on the belief that centrist Emmanuel Macron will prevail by some margin. It's so sanguine, in fact, that it would make a surprise victory by his rival, Marine Le Pen from the...
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Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso, second from left shakes hands with Philippines Finance Minister, Carlos Dominguez before their meeting of the ASEAN+3 (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) meeting in Yokohama, Friday, May 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
May 05, 2017 - 3:25 am
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Top financial leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations met with their counterparts from Japan, China and South Korea on Friday to discuss ways to improve cooperation to cope with financial crises. At the gathering in Yokohama on the sidelines of the Asian...
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