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Throngs of North Koreans Cheer as Xi and Kim Meet for Historic Summit

Chinese President Xi Jinping visited North Korea for a two-day summit with Kim Jong Un, with both leaders seeking to bolster their leverage in separate negotiations with the U.S. Photo: Getty

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Asian stocks retreat, led by Nikkei after weak Japan manufacturing data

Asian markets were mixed in early trading Friday, as investors refocused on geopolitical tensions.

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Asian markets rise as Fed leaves itself wiggle room, hopes for trade talks rekindled

Asian markets gained Thursday, after the U.S. Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged but indicated it is ready to make ease monetary policy if needed.

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Asian markets suge on renewed hopes of trade deal

Asian markets surged Wednesday, following new hope on the trade front and strong gains on Wall Street.

Japan's exports fall for sixth consecutive month

TOKYO--Japan's exports tumbled for the sixth straight month in May, hit by a sharp drop in shipments of chip-making tools and automobile parts, amid heightened trade tensions between the U.S. and China.

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Asian markets mostly gain ahead of central bank meetings

Asian markets mostly gained in muted early trading Tuesday, as investors awaited key central bank meetings later this week.

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Asian markets mostly higher as investors await Fed meeting

Asian shares were mostly higher Monday amid a wait-and-see attitude about the direction of interest rates and the trade dispute between the U.S. and China.

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Hong Kong Leader Suspends Extradition Bill to ‘Restore Calm’

Following a week of mass demonstrations and violent clashes between protesters and police, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced the indefinite suspension of a controversial bill that would allow for suspects to b...

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As China exports slow, government might face growing labor unrest, researcher says

Chinese workers are protesting at a significant rate, despite government repression, research shows.

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UBS top economist put on leave after “Chinese pigs” comment provokes outcry

A top analyst at UBS took a leave of absence after his inclusion of the phrase “Chinese pigs” in research commentary this week.

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Asian markets fall on weak China data, geopolitical jitters

Asian markets were mostly lower Friday as investors weighed up fresh data showing weakness in China, plus geopolitical jitters.

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Hong Kong’s Status as Global Financial Hub Under Threat

A proposed extradition bill is raising fears that Beijing will encroach on Hong Kong’s legal independence. Can the city remain an attractive financial hub for international companies? Photo composite: Sharon Shi

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Asian markets fall, led by Hang Seng’s slide

Asian markets fell Thursday, following losses on Wall Street and turmoil in Hong Kong.

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Huawei's Chinese Phones Are Also American

The U.S. blacklisting of Huawei is cutting off American businesses from a big client. WSJ’s Dan Strumpf looks at the American technology that has powered the Chinese company’s smartphones. Photo composite: Sharon Shi

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Asian markets retreat; Hang Seng sinks amid Hong Kong protests

Asian markets mostly fell Wednesday, led by Hong Kong amid mass protests over a proposed extradition bill and after the Dow Jones Industrial Average snapped a six-session winning streak.

Ticker Name Last Chg Chg %
ADOW The Asia Dow Index USD 3320.86 -15.23 -0.46%
NIK NIKKEI 225 Index 21258.64 -204.22 -0.95%
HSI Hang Seng Index 28473.71 -76.72 -0.27%
SHCOMP Shanghai Composite Index 3001.98 14.86 0.50%
1 S&P BSE Sensex Index 37930.77 537.28 1.44%