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Asian markets pull back after recession fears weigh on Wall Street

Asian markets were mostly lower in early trading Wednesday, after recession worries led to losses on Wall Street. 1:25 a.m. Today

Asian markets mixed as China rolls out new benchmark lending rate

Asian markets were mixed in quiet trading early Tuesday, after China’s central bank announced its new benchmark lending rate. 11:47 p.m. Aug. 19, 2019

China's central bank sets lower benchmark rate

BEIJING--China's central bank has lowered its new benchmark lending rates in a bid to guide borrowing costs down as the economy expands at its slowest pace in decades. The People's Bank of China set the one-year Loan Prime Rate--the new reference rate replacing the previous benchmark interest rates--at 4.25% on Tuesday, down from 4.31% before. 10:39 p.m. Aug. 19, 2019

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Asian markets climb on China stimulus move, trade-talks optimism

Asian shares propelled higher Monday as investors embrace move to lower interest rates for companies, along with encouraging signs over trade talks between the U.S. and China

4:01 a.m. Aug. 19, 2019
Japan exports drop for 8th straight month in July

TOKYO--​Japan's exports dropped for an eighth straight month in July as shipments of chip-making machines and automobile parts declined, reflecting the slowdown in China and other Asian economies. Japan's exports fell 1.6% last month from a year earlier, data released by the Ministry of Finance showed Monday.

8:46 p.m. Aug. 18, 2019
 - Bloomberg News
Asian markets mixed after conflicting trade messages from China

Asian markets were mixed in early trading Friday, after China threatened to retaliate if the Trump administration goes ahead with its latest tariff threats, yet still held out hopes for a trade deal.

11:33 p.m. Aug. 15, 2019
 - Bloomberg News
Asian markets retreat on global recession fears

Asian markets fell in early trading Thursday, following Wall Street’s worst day of the year amid signals of recession.

11:45 p.m. Aug. 14, 2019
WSJ Investigation: Huawei Staff Help Governments to Spy on People

On the ground in Uganda, our reporters uncovered how Chinese telecom giant Huawei is providing surveillance tools that African governments use to stifle dissent. Video: Clément Bürge. Photo: Sumy Sadurni for The Wall Street Journal video content

10:18 a.m. Aug. 14, 2019
 - Bloomberg News
Asian markets rise as investors relieved by Trump’s tariff reprieve

Asian shares gained, though were below session highs, Wednesday after the U.S. said it would hold off on tariffs of Chinese imports of mobile phones, toys and several other items typically on holiday shopping lists.

11:28 p.m. Aug. 13, 2019
China's industrial output growth slows in July

BEIJING--Value-added industrial output in China rose 4.8% in July from a year earlier, slowing from the 6.3% increase in June, the National Bureau of Statistics said Wednesday. July's rise undershot a median forecast for 5.9% growth, according to a poll of 13 economists by The Wall Street Journal. Fixed-asset investment in China's urban areas rose 5.7% in the January-July period from a year earlier.

11:05 p.m. Aug. 13, 2019
 - Reuters
Asian markets fall as Hong Kong tensions remain high

Asian markets fell in early trading Tuesday as tensions in Hong Kong ratcheted up following protests Monday that shut down the city’s airport.

11:57 p.m. Aug. 12, 2019

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