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Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street rises to record

YURI KAGEYAMA

February 19, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mixed Thursday in Asia after Wall Street recovered to record highs, but worries persist about damage to the regional economy from the new virus that began in China.Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.3% to 23,474.78, shedding bigger early gains. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 ad...

Asian shares mostly rise despite continuing virus fears

YURI KAGEYAMA

February 18, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly rose Wednesday, despite overnight losses on Wall Street and continuing fears about an outbreak of a new virus that began in China.The Nikkei 225 rose 1.1% in morning trading to 23,453.59 after data for January showed Japan's exports fell less than expected in January. R...

Asian shares rise despite worries about virus outbreak

YURI KAGEYAMA

February 11, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were higher Wednesday, although the outbreak of a new virus in the region continued to weigh on investor sentiments.Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.5% in morning trading to 23,813.14. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.6% to 7,094.00. Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.7% to 27,771....

S&P 500 slips for first time this week as momentum stalls

ALEX VEIGA and STAN CHOE

February 7, 2020

Wall Street closed out the market’s best week in eight months Friday with a broad slide as technology and health care stocks gave back some of their recent gains.The pullback, which followed a sell-off in markets around the world, snapped a four-day winning streak for the major U.S. stock indexes....

Asian shares up on China efforts despite virus worries

YURI KAGEYAMA

February 4, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Wednesday on optimism that China's latest actions may help curtail some of the expected economic damage from the virus outbreak.Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 1.1% to 23,330.11 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 added 0.3% to 6,967.20. South Korea's ...

Asia shares mixed as WHO says China virus a global emergency

ELAINE KURTENBACH

January 30, 2020

Shares were mixed in Asia after the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of a new virus that has spread from China to more than a dozen countries a global emergency.Markets in mainland China remained closed as the U.S. warned against all travel to China following the WHO's announcement.Japan's N...