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Asian stocks higher after Wall Street long weekend

BEIJING (AP) -- Asian stock markets were mostly higher Tuesday as investors looked ahead to minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve's latest meeting and Wall Street prepared to reopen after a three-day weekend. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 advanced 0.5 percent to 19,338.63 and the Shanghai Composite Index added 0.1 percent to 3,242.55. Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.1 percent to 24,162.60 while Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 shed 0.1 percent to 5,791.60. Seoul's Kospi gained 1.

Stocks inch to new records; S&P 500 up 4 straight weeks

NEW YORK (AP) -- Stock indexes inched ahead to record highs Friday, barely, after a late-afternoon push erased losses from earlier in the day. It caps the fourth straight week of gains for the Standard & Poor's 500 index, its longest such streak since July. Reports through the week showed that the economy is improving and corporate profits are growing more quickly than analysts expected.

Global shares slip after Wall Street fall and Samsung arrest

TOKYO (AP) -- Global shares slipped Friday following a drop on Wall Street as the stronger dollar sent Japanese issues lower and the arrest of an executive at Samsung weighed on Korean stocks. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 slipped nearly 0.2 percent to 4,892.25 in early trading, while Germany's DAX fell nearly 0.1 percent to 11,749.78. Britain's FTSE 100 dipped 0.1 percent to 7,270.48. U.S.

Asian shares slip after Wall Street fall and Samsung arrest

TOKYO (AP) -- Asian shares slipped Friday following a drop on Wall Street as the stronger dollar sent Japanese issues lower and the arrest of an executive at Samsung weighed on Korean stocks. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 0.6 percent to 19,238.81 in morning trading. South Korea's Kospi edged down 0.1 percent to 2,079.60. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 fell nearly 0.2 percent to 5,807.20. Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 0.1 percent to 24,082.

Global stock market rally runs out of steam

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Global stocks turned lower on Thursday as investors became cautious after a days-long run pushed U.S. indexes to record highs. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 was down 0.5 percent at 7,268 while France's CAC 40 fell 0.4 percent to 4,903. Germany's DAX slipped 0.2 percent to 11,765. Futures augured a tepid start on Wall Street. Dow and S&P futures were down 0.2 percent.

Asian stocks mixed on upbeat US data, rate hike expectations

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian stocks were mixed Thursday as investors took profit amid expectations that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates more aggressively than expected following upbeat U.S. economic data. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 fell 0.5 percent to 19,349.97 while South Korea's Kospi edged down 0.1 percent to 2,081.32. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index gained 0.4 percent to 24,086.18 and Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.2 percent to 3,219.22.

Global stocks gain as Fed shows confidence in rate hikes

BEIJING (AP) -- Global stock markets rose on Wednesday after Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen said the U.S. central bank could raise interest rates as soon as next month, a sign of confidence in the strength of the world's largest economy. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 gained 0.5 percent to 7,305 while France's CAC 40 rose 0.6 percent to 4,922. Germany's DAX was up 0.2 percent to 11,795.

Most Asian markets higher after new Wall Street high

BEIJING (AP) -- Most Asian stock markets rose Tuesday after U.S. stock indexes hit a new high and the American central bank chief said it could raise interest rates as early as next month. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index rose 1.2 percent to 19,473.50 and the Shanghai Composite Index advanced 0.3 percent to 3,228.00. Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.9 percent to 23,919.83 and Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 rose 0.9 percent to 5,809.50.

Global stocks mostly lower as investors await Yellen remarks

TOKYO (AP) -- Stock markets in Europe and Asia were subdued Tuesday as investors awaited comments by Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen for signs on the pace of interest rate increases in the world's largest economy. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX was flat at 11,774 and the CAC40 of France was up 0.1 percent at 4,892. The FTSE 100 of Britain was also 0.1 percent higher, at 7,282.

Asian shares fall back as investors await comments by Yellen

TOKYO (AP) -- Shares in Asia fell back after an early rally on Tuesday, as investors awaited comments to Congress by Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index fell 0.6 percent to 19,336.97 and the Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.1 percent to 3,212.43. Australia's S&P ASX 200 was steady at 5,759.50 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng index also was flat at 23,712.17. The Kospi in South Korea lost 0.

Global stocks rise on Trump policy hopes, EU growth

BEIJING (AP) -- Global stocks rose Monday after President Donald Trump promised tax cuts for companies and appeared to steady relations with key Asian trading partners Japan and China. Upbeat economic forecasts from the European Union also helped buoy sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX gained 0.9 percent to 11,768 while France's CAC-40 advanced 1 percent to 4,878. London's FTSE 100 gained 0.1 percent to 7,266.

Asian stock markets gain after Wall Street hits record high

BEIJING (AP) -- Asian stock markets have risen after major Wall Street indexes ended last week at record highs and a summit between President Donald Trump and Japan's prime minister appeared to sooth tensions over trade and currency policies. Benchmarks in Japan, China, Australia and South Korea all advanced. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index gained 0.5 percent to 19,483.38 and the Shanghai Composite Index advanced 0.6 percent to 3,216.83.

World stocks extend gains sparked by Trump tax cut vow

HONG KONG (AP) -- World stock markets mostly kept rising on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump promised he would soon cut taxes for businesses. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX added 0.3 percent to 11,678 and France's CAC 40 was flat at 4,825. Britain's FTSE 100 climbed 0.3 percent to 7,252. Greece's stock market was up 2.5 percent as its creditors met to find a way to ease concerns about the future of its bailout program.

Asian stocks cheered by Trump promise to cut business taxes

HONG KONG (AP) -- Asian stocks advanced Friday led by big gains in Japan after U.S. President Donald Trump promised that he would soon cut taxes for businesses. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index surged 2.3 percent as the yen weakened against the dollar, lifting shares of exporters. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index surged 2.3 percent to 19,349.53 and South Korea's Kospi added 0.5 percent to 2,075.49, Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.

Japan's Nikkei underperforms amid mounting political risks

LONDON (AP) -- Japan's main stock index underperformed Thursday ahead of meetings between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Donald Trump. Other worries, such as renewed concerns over Greece, kept a lid on markets elsewhere. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Britain's FTSE 100 inched 0.2 percent higher to 7,206 while Germany's DAX rose 0.6 percent to 11,618. The CAC 40 of France climbed 0.4 percent to 4,785.

New Nasdaq record on mixed day for US stocks as oil rebounds

TOKYO (AP) -- Asian shares mostly advanced Thursday after further gains on Wall Street that pushed the Nasdaq composite to a new record for the second day in a row. Japan's benchmark recovered lost ground after reports of strong machinery orders in December. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 stock index lost 0.2 percent to 18,971.46 but most other indices were higher. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index gained 0.3 percent to 23,563.

Political risks weigh on global markets ahead of oil data

LONDON (AP) -- A raft of political risks kept a lid on global stock markets on Wednesday, a day after the Dow Jones industrial average struck a new milestone. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was down 0.1 percent at 7,176 while Germany's DAX fell 0.1 percent to 11,539. The CAC 40 in France was 0.3 percent higher at 4,768. U.S.