Economy

Asian shares lower, Shanghai STAR tech board shares surge

Jul 22, 2019

Asian shares lower, Shanghai STAR tech stocks board surges

Puerto Rico gov will not seek reelection, but won't resign

Jul 22, 2019

Puerto Rico's governor is seeking to defuse anger that has fed mammoth street protests against him by promising not to seek reelection, but his announcement that he won't step down has brought vows to continue demonstrations

Iran's poking at West heightens risks of military missteps

Jul 20, 2019

Iran doesn't seem to want to tangle with a stronger U.S. military, but instead is poking and prodding its Western antagonists in ways apparently designed to avoid triggering war while also heightening the risk of missteps that could lead to armed conflict

Japan vows action if S. Korea hurts companies in trade row

Jul 20, 2019

Japan's foreign minister says Tokyo will take "necessary measures" against South Korea if interests of Japanese companies are harmed in an escalating dispute over World War II forced labor

New Zealand leader says US lacks interest in Asia-Pacific

Jul 19, 2019

New Zealand's prime minister says the United States is losing interest in the Asia-Pacific, as concerns grow about China's growing influence in the region

Currency Markets

Asian shares lower, Shanghai STAR tech board shares surge

Jul 22, 2019

Asian shares lower, Shanghai STAR tech stocks board surges

The Latest: Markets end up after Powell hints at rate cut

Jul 10, 2019

Fed Chairman Powell testimony to Congress, minutes from Fed meeting in June point to rate cut

Global markets mixed, pausing ahead of Fed chief testimony

Jul 10, 2019

Global shares are mixed in cautious trading ahead of closely watched congressional testimony by Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell

Global shares rise on hopes for US-China trade negotiations

Jul 1, 2019

Global shares are higher on revived hopes for progress in trade negotiations between the U.S. and China after President Donald Trump met with China's Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 Summit in Japan

Asian shares gain, Shanghai up 2.4%, on Fed rate cut talk

Jun 20, 2019

Asian shares gain, Shanghai up 2.4%, on Fed talk of possible rate cuts

Debt And Bond Markets

LA police chief vows to erase homeless people's warrants

Jul 11, 2019

The Los Angeles police chief says he's working to eliminate thousands of homeless people's old warrants for minor offenses in the coming weeks

White House offers budget freeze if Dems don't agree to deal

Jun 19, 2019

Trump administration bargainers are offering a one-year budget freeze and saying that Democratic spending demands remain too high

US stocks, bond yield slump, signaling market jitters

May 28, 2019

Stocks turned broadly lower on Wall Street in afternoon trading Tuesday as investors shifted money into bonds, sending yields to their lowest level in nearly two years

Lebanon's Central Bank workers suspend strike for 3 days

May 7, 2019

Lebanon's Central Bank of Lebanon employees suspend their open-ended strike for 3 days, hoping no wage cuts

Lebanon stock trading suspended over central bank strike

May 6, 2019

The Beirut Stock Exchange says it is suspending trading due to the open strike declared by the employees of Lebanon's central bank