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Asian markets inch up ahead of U.S. jobs report

Asian markets gained in early trading Friday after a senior Chinese official said negotiations for a phase-one trade deal with the U.S. are progressing. 11:39 p.m. Dec. 5, 2019

Asian markets gain on renewed optimism about U.S.-China trade deal

Asian shares were rising Thursday amid renewed hopes a U.S. trade deal with China may be nearing, despite tough recent talk from President Donald Trump. 10:19 p.m. Dec. 4, 2019

Asian markets sink after Trump’s trade-deal comments

Asian markets fell in early trading Wednesday after President Donald Trump said a trade deal with China may not come until after the 2020 presidential election. 11:16 p.m. Dec. 3, 2019

Asia Headlines

China Caixin services PMI hits 7-month high

BEIJING--Growth in China's service sector activity accelerated to a seven-month high in November, flashing another positive sign about the shape of the world's second-largest economy. The Caixin China services purchasing managers index rose to 53.5 in November from 51.1 in October, Caixin Media Co. and researcher Markit said Wednesday.

9:32 p.m. Dec. 3, 2019
Australia's economy sputters despite stimulus

SYDNEY--Australia's economy failed to fire up in the third quarter, despite the Reserve Bank of Australia rolling out cuts to its official cash rate, the first in three years, and Canberra chiming in with a reduction in income tax.

9:05 p.m. Dec. 3, 2019
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Asia-Pacific markets fall as global trade tensions rise

Asian markets fell in early trading Tuesday after the Trump administration sparked trade tensions on new fronts.

10:55 p.m. Dec. 2, 2019
Caixin also shows uptick in China's manufacturing

BEIJING--A private gauge of China's factory activity showed an expansion for the fourth straight month in November, following a sharp rebound in an official gauge, indicating warming demand for Chinese goods.

11:58 p.m. Dec. 1, 2019
 - Bloomberg News
Asian markets rise after surprise gain in China’s factory activity

Asian markets gained in early trading Monday following an unexpected jump in China’s manufacturing activity in November.

11:32 p.m. Dec. 1, 2019
China's factory activity unexpectedly ramps up

BEIJING--Activity in China's factories unexpectedly accelerated in November, according to an official measure, ending six months of contraction. Both domestic and external demand showed improvement, but economists say it is too soon to conclude that the world's second-largest economy is back on track: Uncertainties include rising consumer inflation and lingering doubts about whether Beijing and Washington can reach a partial trade deal.

4:08 p.m. Dec. 1, 2019
 - Bloomberg News
Huawei prepares lawsuit to fight against FCC restrictions

The company has also drastically increased its spending on Washington lobbyists and has engaged in a public-relations makeover.

6:10 a.m. Nov. 29, 2019
 - KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images
Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; Hang Seng drops 2%

Japan reported Friday that its factory output fell 4.2% in October, much worse than forecast and the biggest month-on-month drop since January 2018

12:41 a.m. Nov. 29, 2019

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