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G7 urges China to press Russia to end war in Ukraine, respect Taiwan's status, fair trade rules

The Group of Seven wealthy democracies have urged China to push Russia to end its war on Ukraine → Read More

G7 urges China to press Russia to end war in Ukraine, respect Taiwan's status, fair trade rules

The Group of Seven wealthy democracies have urged China to push Russia to end its war on Ukraine → Read More

Zelenskyy to join G7 as world leaders tighten sanctions against Russia

Leaders of the world's most powerful democracies have vowed to tighten punishments on Russia for invading Ukraine, declaring Friday that their support "will not waver." → Read More

G7 stance on China complicated by huge stakes in economic ties, cooperation on global issues

Leaders of the Group of Seven advanced economies are generally united in voicing concern about China → Read More

Stock market today: US futures point higher amid US debt ceiling fight, busy week for retail

Wall Street was headed for gains as markets turn their attention to a busy retail sector this week while closely monitoring debt ceiling negotiations between U.S. President Joe Biden and Republican lawmakers → Read More

Stock market today: Calm in the wake of 3rd bank failure

Early Wall Street trading is relatively subdued in the wake of the third U.S. bank failure in less than two months → Read More

World shares mostly higher as inflation worries dog Wall St

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Europe and Asia on Monday after Wall Street closed out another bumpy week marked by uneasiness over the outlook for inflation and interest rates. Germany… → Read More

Lunar New Year tourism hopes fizzle as Chinese stay home

A hoped-for boom in Chinese tourism over next week's Lunar New Year holidays looks set to be more of a blip as most travelers opt to stay inside China if they go anywhere at all → Read More

Lunar New Year tourism hopes fizzle as Chinese stay home

A hoped-for boom in Chinese tourism over next week's Lunar New Year holidays looks set to be more of a blip as most travelers opt to stay inside China if they go anywhere at all → Read More

Asian shares mostly higher after gains on Wall Street

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares advanced in Asia on Monday after Wall Street benchmarks ended last week on a high note. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 was the outlier, giving up 1.2% to 25,810.10, but other regional indexes were higher. Bangkok’s SET index jumped 4.3% on forecasts for a turnaround for the economy, which has been battered by […] → Read More

World markets mixed after S&P 500 ends worst year since 2008

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares began the year mixed, with European benchmarks opening higher on Monday after a lackluster session for the few Asian markets not closed for New Year holidays. U.S. markets are… → Read More

Asian markets mixed after S&P 500 ends worst year since 2008

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares began the year mixed on Monday, with most markets closed for New Year holidays. This week brings employment data and minutes from the latest meeting of the Federal Reserve as it battles inflation. That will likely remain investors’ overarching concern as 2023 begins with persisting uncertainties over the war in Ukraine […] → Read More

Asian shares extend losses after Wall Street decline

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares slipped in Asia on Thursday after benchmarks fell more than 1% on Wall Street in the middle of a mostly quiet and holiday-shortened week. U.S. futures were mixed and oil prices declined. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 index lost 1.3% to 25,990.68. The Hang Seng in Hong Kong shed 1.1% to 19,681.70, while […] → Read More

Wal Street opening lower; S&P off 0.2% after holiday break

BANGKOK (AP) — Wall Street is reopening Tuesday with stocks slightly lower following a holiday break. The S&P 500 slipped 0.2% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is flat just after the open, while the technology-heavy Nasdaq composite fell 0.6%. Investors in Europe and Asia bid up stocks following news air passengers arriving in China […] → Read More

Shares gain in Asia after China relaxes more COVID rules

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares advanced Tuesday in Asia after China announced it would relax more of its pandemic restrictions despite widespread outbreaks of COVID-19 that are straining its medical systems and disrupting business. China’s National Health Commission said Monday that passengers arriving from abroad will no longer have to observe a quarantine, starting Jan. 8. […] → Read More

Asian shares higher in thin holiday trading

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares rose Monday in Asia in thin post-Christmas holiday trading, with markets in Hong Kong, Sydney and several other places closed. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 index gained 0.6% to 26,393.32 and the Kospi in Seoul added 0.2% to 2,318.54. The Shanghai Composite index rose 0.5% to 3,061.93 and the SET in Bangkok added […] → Read More

Asian shares gain, oil prices up after Russia price cap deal

Asian shares were mostly higher and oil prices rose Monday after the European Union and the Group of Seven democracies agreed on a boycott of most Russian oil and a price cap of $60 per barrel on Russian exports. Hong Kong’s benchmark jumped 3.7% and the Shanghai Composite added 1.6%. Hopes for fewer disruptions to […] → Read More

Asian shares fall as China protests, lockdowns cloud outlook

BANGKOK — Shares skidded in Asia on Monday, with Hong Kong briefly dipping more than 4% following weekend protests in various cities over China’s strict zero-COVID lockdowns. U.S. futures were lower after a mixed, shortened session Friday on Wall Street. Oil prices fell more than $2 a barrel. The unrest in China is the boldest […] → Read More

G-20 to hold tough on Russia, urge end to Ukraine war

The careful wording of the statement reflects tensions at the gathering, which includes leaders from Russia and China. → Read More

Biden to press G-20 to hold tough on Russia over Ukraine war

In meetings Tuesday at the Group of 20 summit in Indonesia, the U.S. leader is to continue a global tour pressing nations to stand up to Russia and in defense of Ukraine’s sovereignty in both symbolic and substantive ways. → Read More