U.S. stock indexes fell more than 1% on Thursday, as investors sold off technology, industrials and energy stocks on fears that a spiraling trade war between the United States and China would crimp global growth. Technology, among sectors most exposed to China, was the hardest hit. Microsoft Corp and Apple Inc were down more than 1%, dragging the sector lower, while the chip index dropped 2.3%. Oil prices plunged more than 4% on trade fears, leaving the energy index down 3.2%, the biggest decliner among the major 11 S&P sectors. Materials, financial and consumer discretionary sectors...

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Hong Kong stocks dived on Friday, topping off another torrid week, as investors fret about rising trade tensions between China and the United States. The Hang Seng Index fell 1.16 percent, or 328.61 points, to 27,946.46. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index tumbled 2.48 percent, or 73.41 points, to 2,882.30, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange,...

Chinas stock market closed lower on Friday, clocking the fourth consecutive weekly loss, largely due to re-escalating trade tensions as Washington blacklisted Chinese tech company Huawei. The Shanghai Composite index was down fell 2.5% to 2,882.30, losing 1.9% for the week. The blue-chip CSI300 index also lost 2.5% on Friday, accumulating weekly losses of 2.2%. CSI300s financial sector...

European stocks opened lower Friday as trade fears ratcheted up, amid the U.S. administrations bid to blacklist Chinese telecoms giant Huawei and the ruling Chinese Communist Partys newspaper striking a defiant tone. The pan-European STOXX 600 dropped 0.4% at the opening bell, autos leading the losses with a fall of 1.1% in the early minutes of trading. In Asia, most major indexes gained...

Tokyo stocks closed higher on Friday, taking heart from rallies on Wall Street as concerns over the US-China trade war receded slightly and investors eyed Japanese GDP data early next week. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 0.89 percent or 187.11 points to end at 21,250.09, while the broader Topix index gained 1.09 percent, or 16.70 points, to 1,554.25. Source : AFP

Japans Nikkei share average jumped on Friday and looked set to end the week with a slight gain, led by rallies in Sony and technology shares, though concerns about U.S.-China tensions kept many investors cautious. The Nikkei rose 1.56% to 21,391 points by midday. For the week, it was on track to add 0.2 percent. The broader Topix rose 1.59% to 1,561.94, up 0.8% so far this week. The rally...

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