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Global stocks mixed as investors await Trump tax cut plan

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Shares were mixed in Europe on Thursday after another day of gains in Asia as investors awaited U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement on tax cuts that could give a boost to U.S. companies and household spending. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 lost 0.1 percent to 7,272.31 while France's CAC 40 added 0.1 percent to 5,283.04. Germany's DAX was steady at 12,463.31.

Asian stocks climb on hopes for US tax cuts, budget deal

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Shares rose in Asia on Wednesday after hopes for tax cuts by U.S. President Donald Trump drove record-breaking gains overnight on Wall Street KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 gained 0.7 percent to 19,204.30 and South Korea's Kospi rose 0.3 percent to 2,204.38. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index advanced 0.5 percent to 24,590.77 and the Shanghai Composite Index was up 0.3 percent to 3,143.62. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.

Global markets gain higher as French election rally lingers

TOKYO (AP) -- Shares were higher Tuesday in Europe and Asia as the rally driven by the outcome of France's vote persisted. Hopes for U.S. tax reform and a compromise on the U.S. budget deadline also lifted sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 edged 0.1 percent higher to 5,275.32, while the FTSE 100 of Britain jumped 2.1 percent to 7,264.68. Germany's DAX was steady at 12,456.89. U.S.

Asia tracks French election rally; weak yen lifts Tokyo

TOKYO (AP) -- The worldwide surge in share prices sparked by the outcome of France's vote Sunday carried into Asian markets early Tuesday. Japanese shares gained as the dollar remained near the 110 yen level, helping exporters. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index climbed 0.8 percent to 19,034.74 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong jumped 0.9 percent to 24,349.69. South Korea's Kospi added 0.5 percent to 2,183.

French election result gives markets a start-of-week lift

LONDON (AP) -- European stock markets and the euro ratcheted higher Monday, particularly in France, after the first round of the country's presidential election saw centrist Emmanuel Macron emerge on top -- stoking hopes that he will defeat far-right Marine Le Pen in the run-off in two weeks' time. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 spiked 4.6 percent to nine-year highs of 5,290, while Germany's DAX advanced 3.2 percent to 12,427.

Asian stocks mixed as investors mull French election outcome

TOKYO (AP) -- Asian stocks were mixed Monday as investors weighed the results of the first round of the French presidential election. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 1.2 percent to 18,843.98. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.1 percent to 5,857.00. South Korea's Kospi added 0.2 percent to 2,169.96. Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost 0.1 percent to 24,016.23, while the Shanghai Composite fell 1.6 percent to 3,123.80.

Asian stocks mixed as investors mull French election outcome

TOKYO (AP) -- Asian stocks were mixed Monday as investors weighed the results of the first round of the French presidential election. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 1.3 percent in morning trading to 18,870.24. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.1 percent to 5,862.50. South Korea's Kospi added 0.3 percent to 2,170.39. Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost 0.3 percent to 23,979.21, while the Shanghai Composite fell 0.2 percent to 3,122.97.

Losses for finance, health care companies send stocks lower

NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stocks slumped Friday as financial and health care companies moved lower. Industrial companies rose as stocks continued the up-and-down pattern they've been stuck in for the last month. Stocks slumped in morning trading as banks fell in tandem with bond yields and interest rates and energy companies sank with oil prices. Strong results from Honeywell and aviation electronics maker Rockwell Collins helped industrial firms.

Global stocks mixed ahead of French vote

BEIJING (AP) -- European stocks declined while most Asian markets rose Friday ahead of the first round of voting in France's closely watched presidential election. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, France's CAC-40 retreated 0.6 percent to 5,043.53 and London's FTSE-100 shed just under 0.1 percent to 7,124.36. Germany's DAX was little-changed at 12,023.01. On Wall Street, the future for the Standard & Poor's 500 index was up 0.

Asian stocks advance after US markets rally

BEIJING (AP) -- Asian stocks rose Friday ahead of the first round of voting in France's closely watched presidential election, after Wall Street rallied on strong corporate earnings. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 gained 0.8 percent to 18,585.31 and the Shanghai Composite Index edged up 0.1 percent to 3,174.74. Hong Kong's Hang Seng advanced 0.3 percent to 24,145.52 and Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 added 0.7 percent to 5,861.50. Seoul's Kospi rose 0.9 percent to 2,168.

French shares outperform as polls show narrow Macron lead

LONDON (AP) -- France's main stock market outperformed its counterparts in Europe on Thursday as traders priced in a growing likelihood of a victory by centrist Emmanuel Macron in the upcoming presidential election. KEEPING SCORE: Paris' CAC 40 was up 0.8 percent at 5,042, while Germany's DAX was unchanged at 12,015. The FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was similarly steady at 7,113. U.S.

Asian shares gain on oil price rebound, strong Japan exports

TOKYO (AP) -- Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Thursday after crude oil prices rebounded from an overnight sell-off and Japan reported stronger-than-expected exports in March. Easing tensions over North Korea helped brighten the mood after weeks of jitters over the U.S. response to Pyongyang's missile tests and nuclear weapons program. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index gained 0.2 percent to 18,474.64 and the Kospi in South Korea rose 0.4 percent to 2,147.16.

Global stocks mixed after UK announces snap election

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Global stock markets were mixed on Wednesday as investors gauged the impact from British Prime Minister Theresa May's surprise decision to hold early elections. KEEPING SCORE: British stocks opened lower following a heavy loss in the previous session, while other European shares bounced back. The FTSE 100 fell 0.1 percent to 7,142.30 while France's CAC 40 rose 0.2 percent to 4,999.18 and Germany's DAX gained 0.2 percent to 12,025.24.

Asian stocks slip on UK surprise election, weak earnings

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian stocks fell Wednesday after British Prime Minister Theresa May's surprise decision to hold early elections. Weak corporate earnings weighed on Wall Street investor sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 was flat at 18,417.54 and South Korea's Kospi shed 0.5 percent to 2,136.85. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index fell 0.8 percent to 23,744.10 while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 1.2 percent to 3,159.89. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 was down 0.

World stocks slide as geopolitics, European votes weigh

HONG KONG (AP) -- World stocks fell Tuesday amid concerns about the security situation on the Korean Peninsula, France's upcoming presidential election, and Britain's surprise decision to hold a general election. KEEPING SCORE: European benchmarks opened lower after the Easter holiday and kept sliding throughout the day. Britain's FTSE 100 was down 1.7 percent at 7,204, France's CAC 40 lost 1.2 percent to 5,010 and Germany's DAX shed 0.6 percent to 12,040.

Asian stock markets mixed as North Korea tensions lessen

HONG KONG (AP) -- Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday as tensions over the situation on the Korean Peninsula softened somewhat following U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's departure from South Korea for Japan. A strong post-Easter finish on Wall Street provided upward momentum. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index added 0.2 percent to 18,398.24 while South Korea's Kospi slipped 0.2 percent to 2,140.80. Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 1 percent to 24,016.

Shares waver as US warns era of patience with NKorea is over

TOKYO (AP) -- Shares in Asia were mixed on Monday after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, on a visit to South Korea, warned that U.S. patience with Pyongyang has run out. Many global markets were closed for Easter holidays. KEEPING SCORE: Markets were closed in France, Germany and Britain. U.S. shares were set to drift lower, with Dow futures slipping nearly 0.1 percent at 20,401. S&P 500 futures were also down 0.1 percent at 2,325.60.