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Jack’s back: Chinese e-tycoon ends silence with online video

BEIJING (AP) — China’s highest-profile entrepreneur, Jack Ma, appeared Wednesday in an online video, ending a 2 1/2-month absence from public view that prompted...

Japan shares fall on pandemic worries as rest of Asia rises

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday, ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration as U.S. president. Japan's benchmark lost early gains as worries...

World shares subdued despite strong growth data from China

Stock markets got off to a slow start for the week despite news that the Chinese economy grew 2.3% in 2020 after a sharp...

Asian shares mixed after lackluster day on Wall Street

Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Thursday after a lackluster day on Wall Street, where major indexes spent the day drifting up and...

Asian stocks mixed after Wall St rebounds from uncertainty

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street rebounded, shrugging off uncertainty about a possible new attempt to impeach President...

Asian shares mostly up on Wall Street rally, stimulus hopes

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Friday on hopes for additional economic stimulus after U.S. Congress confirmed Joe Biden as the winner...

Asian shares mostly lower as virus, China-US tensions weigh

Asian shares were mostly lower Wednesday as surging virus counts and China-U.S. tensions weighed on sentiment. ...

Where is Jack Ma, China’s e-commerce pioneer?

BEIJING (AP) — China’s best-known entrepreneur, e-commerce billionaire Jack Ma, made his fortune by taking big risks. ...

Asian stocks rise after Wall Street hits new high

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Monday on 2021’s first trading day, boosted by optimism about the rollout of coronavirus vaccines after Wall...

Tokyo trading closed for holiday, other Asian indexes mixed

TOKYO (AP) — Major Asian bourses were closed for the New Year's holidays Thursday while the handful that remained open was mixed. ...

Asian shares mixed as boost from US stimulus package fades

Asian shares were mixed Wednesday after a lackluster day on Wall Street, as the boost from President Donald Trump’s signing of the coronavirus relief...

Shanghai police say suspect detained in games tycoon’s death

BEIJING (AP) — Police in Shanghai say they have detained a suspect in the death by possible poisoning of the billionaire founder of a...

China sentences lawyer who reported on outbreak to 4 years

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court on Monday sentenced a former lawyer who reported on the early stage of the coronavirus outbreak to four...

Asian stocks advance after Trump signs $900B aid package

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Monday after President Donald Trump signed a $900 billion economic aid package, helping to reduce uncertainty as...

Anti-virus controls strand merchant sailors aboard ships

BEIJING (AP) — The crew of the U.S.-owned Horizon Spirit expect to spend Christmas looking after their 800-foot (240-meter) long container ship in a...

Asian markets advance after S&P 500 snaps losing streak

Asian shares were mostly higher on Thursday after stocks eked out small gains on Wall Street following a mixed set of reports on the...

Asian stocks gain after Trump criticizes economic aid bill

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Wednesday after President Donald Trump suggested he may veto a $900 billion economic aid package. ...

Asian shares skid despite US economic stimulus deal

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...

Asian stocks sink after Wall St hits record on stimulus hope

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets declined Friday after Wall Street hit a new high on optimism about economic stimulus and coronavirus vaccine development...

Asian shares climb on hopes US to finally get more stimulus

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...

Asia shares up as strong Japan data offsets Wall St losses

Shares rose in Asia on Monday, shrugging off a weak close last week on Wall Street after Japan's central bank reported a strong improvement...

Asian stocks mixed after Wall St falls on virus pressure

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Friday after Wall Street sank following signs damage to the U.S. economy from the coronavirus is...

Shares mostly lower in Asia after tech-led drop on Wall St

Stocks were mostly lower Thursday in Asia after weakness in technology companies’ shares led an overnight decline on Wall Street. ...

Asian shares extend gains after more Wall Street records

Asian shares logged strong gains on Wednesday after another round of record highs for major indexes on Wall Street. ...

Asian stocks follow Wall St lower amid virus worries

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower on Tuesday as surging coronavirus infections in the United States and some other countries...

Asian stocks mixed after Wall St slips near record high

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower Friday after Pfizer Inc. cut the number of doses of a planned coronavirus vaccine...

Asian shares inch higher on optimism over vaccines, stimulus

Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Thursday, helped by progress toward rolling out coronavirus vaccines and talk of reaching a compromise on new...

Asian stocks gain on stronger Chinese factory data

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose Tuesday after Chinese manufacturing improved, with investors looking ahead to U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s appearance before...

Asian stocks fall amid unease about vaccine development

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets declined Friday as questions about the effectiveness of one possible coronavirus vaccine weighed on investor optimism. ...

Asia Today: China reports 2 virus cases after mass testing

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday reported two new coronavirus cases in the cities of Shanghai and Tianjin as it seeks to prevent small...

The Latest: China reports results of mass testing

BEIJING — China has reported new coronavirus cases in the cities of Shanghai and Tianjin as it seeks to prevent small outbreaks from becoming...

Alibaba CEO says regulations for internet firms ‘necessary’

HONG KONG (AP) — The chairman and CEO of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group praised Chinese regulators Monday in a possible attempt to repair ties...

China tests millions after coronavirus flare-ups in 3 cities

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities are testing millions of people, imposing lockdowns and shutting down schools after multiple locally transmitted coronavirus cases were discovered...

Asia Today: South Korea capital announces new virus controls

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Authorities in the South Korean capital on Monday announced a tightening of social distancing regulations, including shutting nightclubs, limiting...

Asian stocks rise ahead of US economic data amid virus fears

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose Monday as investors looked ahead to quarterly U.S. economic data amid unease about anti-coronavirus curbs on business and...

Asia Today: Seoul tightens virus rules, shuts nightclubs

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is imposing stricter social distancing rules in the greater Seoul area to fight a coronavirus resurgence, as...

Asia Today: South Korea mulls steps as new virus cases rise

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has reported 386 new cases of the coronavirus in a resurgence that could force authorities to...

The Latest: China starts mass testing 3 million in Tianjin

BEIJING — China is starting mass testing on 3 million people in a section of the northern city of Tianjin and has tested...

Asian stocks follow Wall Street lower on virus anxiety

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks followed Wall Street lower on Thursday as anxiety about the economic fallout from rising coronavirus infections in the United...

Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street fall on virus worries

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street declined as worries about the long-term impact of the coronavirus pandemic tempered...

Asian shares mostly higher as focus shifts to virus recovery

Shares were mostly higher Wednesday in Asia after a worldwide rally spurred by hopes that a COVID-19 vaccine will help the global economy return...

Asia Today: Shanghai airport worker gets virus; 8,000 tested

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in China’s financial hub of Shanghai have quarantined 186 people and conducted coronavirus tests on more than 8,000 after a...

Asian stocks rise for 2nd day on coronavirus vaccine hopes

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose for second day Tuesday on hopes for progress toward a possible coronavirus vaccine that might allow the...

The Latest: Shanghai quarantines 186 after case at airport

BEIJING — Authorities in China’s financial hub of Shanghai have quarantined 186 people and conducted virus tests on more than 8,000 after a freight...

Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street election gains

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Friday after Wall Street rose amid protracted vote-counting following this week's U.S. elections. ...

Alibaba revenue up 30% as virus drives demand for e-commerce

HONG KONG (AP) — China’s biggest e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding on Thursday reported a 30% jump in quarterly revenue, as China recovers from...

China opens import expo under anti-disease controls

SHANGHAI (AP) — Chinese leaders are conducting an import fair under intensive anti-coronavirus controls in their latest effort to revive the world's No. 2...

Debut of Chinese e-finance giant derailed by fear of risks

BEIJING (AP) — The world’s biggest online finance company was racing toward a stock market debut when it was derailed by Beijing's anxiety about...

Market debut of Chinese e-finance giant Ant Group postponed

HONG KONG (AP) — The planned stock market debut of the world's biggest online finance company, Ant Group, was suspended in Shanghai and Hong...

Asian markets follow Wall Street higher ahead of election

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Tuesday as investors watched for U.S. election results, hoping a win by challenger...

Asian shares fall back after Wall Street rebound

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks sank Friday as investors looked ahead to next week's U.S. presidential election and weighed the chances of economic stimulus...

Carnegie Hall to remain closed through April 5

NEW YORK (AP) — Carnegie Hall has extended its closure due to the coronavirus pandemic through April 5. ...

Asian shares lower, US futures up after S&P 500 sinks 3.5%

Asian shares declined Thursday and U.S. futures turned higher after the S&P 500 slid 3.5% overnight for its biggest drop since June. ...

Here’s why Ant Group is about to shatter IPO records

HONG KONG (AP) — Stella Su, who lives and works in Shanghai, has used an ATM only once in the past year. Instead of...

Asian shares slip after Wall St’s worst day in a month

Shares skidded in Asia on Tuesday after surging coronavirus cases and waning hopes for U.S. economic stimulus gave Wall Street its worst day in...

Chinese fintech could shatter records with $35B share offer

HONG KONG (AP) — The world’s largest fintech company, China's Ant Group, will try to raise nearly $35 billion in a massive public offering...

Asian shares little changed on uncertainty over US election

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were little changed in muted trading Monday amid widespread uncertainty over what the U.S. presidential election will portend for...

Asian shares, US futures gain after last Trump-Biden debate

Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Friday after President Donald Trump and his challenger former Vice President Joe Biden faced off in their...

Asian stocks follow Wall Street lower on lack of US aid plan

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks followed Wall Street lower on Thursday as investors watched Washington for signs of whether political leaders can agree on...

Asian shares rise after Wall Street gains on solid earnings

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly rose Wednesday, cheered by the gains on Wall Street as investors welcomed a batch of solid earnings reports...

Asian stocks follow Wall St lower as stimulus hopes fade

Asian stocks followed Wall Street lower on Thursday as hopes U.S. leaders will agree on a new economic stimulus before the Nov. 3 presidential...

Asian shares lower after tech-driven rally on Wall Street

Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Tuesday as investors awaited the release of Chinese trade data. ...

Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher on stimulus hopes

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Friday on hopes Washington will provide more aid to the struggling U.S. economy. ...

Virus has Chinese tourists heading for domestic destinations

HONG KONG (AP) — Millions of Chinese tourists usually spend their weeklong National Day holidays traveling abroad. ...

Asia shares mixed in thin holiday trading after Wall St gain

Asian shares were mixed Friday in thin holiday trading, with markets in South Korea, Shanghai and Hong Kong closed. ...

Markets mixed after Trump-Biden debate; data lifts China

Stocks were mixed in Asia on Wednesday while upbeat manufacturing data lifted shares in China as investors studied the outcome of the debate between...

China opens auto show under anti-disease controls

BEIJING (AP) — Ford, Nissan and BMW unveiled electric models with more range for China on Saturday as the Beijing auto show opened under...

China auto show forging ahead under anti-virus controls

BEIJING (AP) — The first event for the CEO of Swedish electric car brand Polestar at this month’s Beijing auto show: A two-week quarantine...

Asian shares track Wall Street retreat on pandemic pains

Shares slipped Tuesday in Asia after markets tumbled worldwide on worries about the pandemic’s economic pain. ...

Asian markets lower after Wall St declines for third week

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Monday after Wall Street declined for a third week and Britain reported a rise in...

Asian stocks retreat on lack of new Fed action

Asian stock markets declined Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve indicated its benchmark interest rate will stay close to zero at least through 2023...

Asian shares mostly higher after Wall Street gains

Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Wednesday after advances for big technology companies carried Wall Street to further gains overnight. ...

Asian markets mixed after Wall Street rises on dealmaking

Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday after Wall Street rose on a flurry of corporate deals and China's economic activity improved. ...

Asian shares mixed after technology fall leads US stock fall

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Friday following a selloff of technology shares on Wall Street. ...

Asian stocks gain after Wall Street rebounds from tech slump

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets gained Thursday after Wall Street rebounded from a three-day slump for tech stocks. ...

Last 2 journalists working for Australian media leave China

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The last two journalists working for Australian media in China have left the country after police demanded interviews with them...

Asian markets mixed after Wall Street slides

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Monday after Wall Street turned in its biggest weekly decline in more than two months. ...

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