Currency markets

People are reflected on an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Shares were higher in Asia on Wednesday, supported by rosy manufacturing data from Japan. The gains came despite losses on Wall Street, where a six-day winning streak was snapped by a plunge in Walmart stock and losses in other sectors. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
February 20, 2018 - 10:16 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Shares were higher in Asia on Wednesday, supported by rosy manufacturing data from Japan. The gains came despite losses on Wall Street, where a six-day winning streak was snapped by a plunge in Walmart stock and losses in other sectors. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index climbed 0...
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A woman walks past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. Asian shares were mostly lower Tuesday after a U.S. holiday and attention turned to the U.S. Federal Reserve. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
February 20, 2018 - 3:32 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Tuesday after a U.S. holiday. Investors were awaiting the release later in the day of minutes from the latest meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 gained 0.2 percent in early trading to 5,268.98, while Germany's DAX was up 0.3...
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A currency trader works at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Asian markets were higher on Monday following Wall Street gains last week, as market jitters showed signs of easing. Many major markets were closed on holidays. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
February 19, 2018 - 3:45 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Shares were higher in Europe and Asia on Monday following last week's gains on Wall Street. Investors' jitters appear to be subsiding after recent wild swings, eased by strong corporate earnings and other indicators. Many major markets were closed for lunar new year...
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People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm showing the Nikkei 225 index, in Tokyo, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. Shares were higher in Japan and Australia, with all other Asian markets closed Friday for the lunar new year holiday. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
February 15, 2018 - 10:43 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Shares were higher in Japan and Australia, with all other Asian markets closed Friday for the lunar new year holiday. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index climbed 1.1 percent to 21,699.71 and the S&P ASX 200 in Australia added 0.1 percent to 5,914.60. JAPAN CENTRAL BANK: As...
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A woman walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Asian shares posted solid gains on Thursday that mirrored Wall Street's advance as investor worries about inflation receded, although trading was thinned by closures for the Lunar New Year holiday. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
February 15, 2018 - 1:42 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian shares posted solid gains on Thursday that mirrored Wall Street's advance as investors' worries over inflation receded, although trading was thin as some markets closed for Lunar New Year holidays. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 1.5 percent to 21,464.98 and...
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FILE - This July 6, 2015, file photo shows a sign for Wall Street carved into the side of a building in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
February 14, 2018 - 10:13 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian shares posted solid gains on Thursday that mirrored Wall Street's advance as investors' worries over inflation receded, although trading was thinned by closures for the Lunar New Year holiday. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 1.3 percent to 21,435.13 and Hong...
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In this Feb. 13, 2018 photo the lights of the skyline of the Frankfurt, Germany, banking district are reflected in the river main after the sun set. (Boris Roessle/dpa via AP)
February 14, 2018 - 8:35 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Several of Europe's top finance officials are skeptical about virtual currencies like bitcoin, saying they are risky for investors and inefficient as a way to pay for things. Germany's top monetary official, Jens Weidmann, said in a speech Wednesday that virtual currencies...
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A woman walks past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. Asian shares were mixed Wednesday amid a wait-and-see mood ahead of Lunar New Year holidays as well as the release of U.S. inflation indicators later in the day. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
February 14, 2018 - 3:40 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mostly higher Wednesday as investors awaited the release of U.S. inflation data. Trading was winding down in China ahead of the Lunar New Year holidays. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 added 0.6 percent to 5,140.46, while Germany's DAX rose 0.8 percent to 12,293.65...
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A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Asian markets surged Tuesday following overnight gains on the Wall Street recouping some of the losses from the dreadful global rout but still far from recovering the price levels at the start of the year. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
February 12, 2018 - 10:51 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian shares tracked an overnight rally on Wall Street, with China leading Tuesday's gains. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 jumped 1.0 percent to 21,595.81 and South Korea's Kospi rose 1.5 percent to 2,420.05. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index surged 2.2 percent to 30,108.75...
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February 12, 2018 - 3:06 am
IN THE NEWS: TECH ACADEMY AWARDS BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Stewart hosted the academy's annual Scientific and Technical Awards ceremony. He called the honorees "film magicians" and poked fun at his own lack of high-tech understanding. He said "I have to tell you, I wouldn't know the...
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