World markets mixed as US health care bill vote looms
Asian markets mixed as US health bill delay raises doubts
TOKYO (AP) -- Global stocks were mixed Thursday, as investors awaited a vote in the U.S. Congress on health care legislation that is seen as a bellwether for President Donald Trump's ability to deliver on campaign promises of tax and regulatory reforms. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX was up 0.4 percent at 11,949 and the CAC 40 in France rose 0.2 percent to 5,003. Britain's FTSE 100 was flat at 7,325. U.S.
TOKYO (AP) -- Shares were modestly higher Thursday in Asia after Wall Street steadied overnight. Investors are awaiting a vote in the U.S. Congress on health care legislation that is seen as a bellwether for the capacity of the administration of President Donald Trump to deliver on campaign promises for tax and regulatory reform. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index edged 0.1 percent higher to 19,057.26. Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.3 percent to 24,399.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Global stock markets fell Wednesday, with Tokyo tumbling more than 2 percent, as jitters over U.S. President Donald Trump's ability to deliver on his reform agenda darkened sentiment. German's DAX lost 0.7 percent and the CAC 40 in France fell 0.8 percent, while futures showed U.S. stocks were set to open lower. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 slid 0.9 percent to 7,309.15. France's CAC 40 dropped 0.8 percent to 4,964.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Shares fell in Asia early Wednesday after U.S. stocks took their biggest loss in five months. The sell-off overnight on Wall Street was spurred by obstacles to a health care bill backed by President Donald Trump that also raised questions over prospects for his agenda of boosting growth by cutting taxes and regulations. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 stock index fell 2 percent to 19,071.
TOKYO (AP) -- Global stocks mostly rose and the dollar weakened on Tuesday as crude oil prices recovered following recent heavy losses. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 added 0.4 percent to 5,033 and Germany's DAX gained 0.1 percent to 12,068. Britain's FTSE 100 edged 0.1 percent lower to 7,422. U.S. shares were set to advance with Dow futures trading up 0.1 percent and S&P 500 futures were 0.2 percent higher. ENERGY: Benchmark U.S.
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian shares were mixed in lackluster trading on Tuesday, as markets searched for a dominant theme, weighing currency fluctuations, signs of growing protectionism and other uncertainties. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 0.3 percent to 19,459.16 and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 was unchanged at 5,779.10. South Korea's Kospi added 1.1 percent to 2,181.09. Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.3 percent to 24,585.50, while the Shanghai Composite added 0.2 percent to 3,256.37.
LONDON (AP) -- Global stock markets were trading lower Monday after finance ministers from the world's major economies dropped a pledge to oppose trade protectionism from a weekend statement due to resistance by the Trump administration. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France's CAC-40 fell 0.3 percent to 5,015 while Britain's FTSE 100 declined 0.1 percent to 7,417. Germany's DAX declined 0.3 percent to 12,061.
BEIJING (AP) -- Asian markets were mixed Monday after global finance ministers dropped a pledge to oppose trade protectionism from a weekend statement in the face of resistance from the Trump administration. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng index advanced 0.5 percent to 24,429.89 points and the Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.2 percent to 3,242.97. Japanese markets were closed for a holiday. Seoul's Kospi shed 0.5 percent to 2,153.21 and Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 retreated 0.
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stocks limped to the finish line in another winning week, with indexes turning in a mixed performance on Friday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index slipped 3.13 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,378.25 on Friday. Gains a couple days earlier fueled by the Federal Reserve meant the index rose 0.2 percent for the week.
TOKYO (AP) -- Global markets were mixed Friday as investors awaited a meeting of finance and economic ministers of the Group of 20 industrial countries. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 lost 0.1 percent in early trading to 5,007.66, while Germany's DAX fell 0.5 percent to 12,028.09. Britain's FTSE 100 inched up nearly 0.1 percent to 7,418.84. U.S. shares were set to drift lower with Dow futures down 0.1 percent and S&P 500 futures 0.
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian markets were mixed Friday, weighing prospects that the U.S. Federal Reserve will not raise interest rates as many times as some investors expect. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 edged down 0.3 percent in morning trading to 19,523.27. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 added 0.3 percent to 5,803.90. South Korea's Kospi was up 0.3 percent to 2,156.74. Hong Kong's Hang Seng inched up 0.2 percent to 24,345.66, while the Shanghai Composite shed 0.
LONDON (AP) -- Global stocks pushed higher Thursday in the wake of relatively dovish comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve that accompanied another rate hike and amid relief over the Dutch election result. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX was up 0.6 percent at 12,082 while France's CAC-40 rose 0.5 percent to 5,009. London's FTSE 100 gained 0.6 percent to 7,410.
LONDON (AP) -- Stock markets in Europe and Wall Street futures eked out modest gains Wednesday ahead of an expected interest rate increase by the U.S. Federal Reserve. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was up 0.2 percent at 7,373 while Germany's DAX was flat at 11,987. The CAC 40 in France was 0.1 percent higher at 4,978.
HONG KONG (AP) -- Asian stocks fell Wednesday as the Fed met to decide on whether to hike interest rates in view of improvements in the U.S. economy. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 stock index lost 0.3 percent to 19,549.43 and South Korea's Kospi shed 0.3 percent to 2,128.12. The Hang Seng in Hong Kong slid 0.4 percent to 23,724.91 and the Shanghai Composite Index dipped 0.1 percent to 3,235.82.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Global stocks drifted lower on Tuesday as investors looked to the Federal Reserve's policy meeting for an expected interest rate increase and hints on future hikes. Britain's pound fell after the country's parliament cleared the way for Britain to start its exit process from the European Union. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 shed 0.1 percent to 7,358 while France's CAC 40 fell 0.6 percent to 4,968. Germany's DAX lost 0.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian stock markets drifted in slow trading on Tuesday as investors awaited the outcome of the Federal Reserve's meeting and a batch of economic and political events later this week. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 fell 0.1 percent to 19,619.14 but South Korea's Kospi rose 0.6 percent to 2,129.64. Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost 0.1 percent to 23,818.77. The Shanghai Composite Index added 0.1 percent to 3,238.93.
LONDON (AP) -- European stock markets eked out some modest gains Monday after a strong U.S. jobs report helped Wall Street end last week on a high note. However a welter of potential "event risks" this week kept sentiment in check. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX rose 0.2 percent to 11,985 while the CAC 40 in France added 0.2 percent to 5,002. Britain's FTSE 100 was up 0.3 percent to 7,362. U.S.