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  • Japan's Nikkei stock index climbed 0.5 percent on Monday, while the benchmark 10- year U.S. Also undermining bond market sentiment, data released early in the session showed Japan's exports rose in April to mark their fifth straight month of gains, signaling that more robust overseas demand could underpin a steady economic recovery. Growing signs of life in...

  • HONG KONG, May 22- Asian stocks posted their biggest daily rise in a month on Monday following modest gains in U.S. shares, though the greenback came under renewed pressure as Washington's political turmoil undermines confidence in U.S. economic policy. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan climbed 0.9 percent on Monday helped by gains in...

  • TOKYO— Global shares were mixed on Monday, with Asian markets cheered by the latest rally on Wall Street and relative quiet in U.S. politics while benchmarks in Europe mostly drifted lower in early trading. Britain's FTSE 100 gained 0.3 percent to 7,491.61. Trump will travel on to Israel and Europe and attend a summit of the Group of Seven nations.

  • President Donald Trump, now on a trip to the Middle East, left behind political drama in Washington that some fear could derail his administration's promises of tax reform and fiscal stimulus, if not his presidency. Trump's budget proposal, set to be unveiled on Tuesday, will include cuts to Medicaid and propose changes to other assistance programs for...

  • *Corn rises to highest since May 10, soybeans extend gains. SINGAPORE, May 22- Chicago corn futures rose for a second straight session on Monday, climbing to their highest since May 10, while soybeans gained more ground with cold and wet weather expected to delay planting in parts of the U.S. The Chicago Board Of Trade most-active corn contract was up 0.3 percent at...

  • TOKYO— Asian stocks rose Monday, cheered by the latest rally on Wall Street and relative quiet in U.S. politics as President Donald Trump began his first official trip overseas as president. Trump will travel on to Israel and Europe and attend a summit of the Group of Seven nations. NORTH KOREA: North Korea's latest missile test, on Sunday, was a solid-fuel ballistic...

  • *Hong Kong, Australia lead regional gainers. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up 0.9 percent on Monday helped by gains in Australia and Hong Kong stocks despite fresh curbs unveiled by regulators on the property markets in the latter. "This won't have much impact on the market as buyers will continue to focus on the primary market...

  • TOKYO— Japan's exports rose a solid 7.5 percent in April from a year earlier though the trade surplus dropped as higher oil prices pushed the value of imports higher. Trade with other Asian markets such as South Korea and Taiwan has recovered recently, helping drive stronger growth in Japan. Japan's trade surplus with the U.S., a focus of attention for the...

  • Always open to US return to TPP: Japan's Seko

    Hiroshige Seko, minister of economy, trade and industry of Japan, says the U.S. might have accounted for a large part of the deal but TPP still has its value.

  • TOKYO, May 22- Japan's exports rose in April to mark their fifth straight month of gains, as shipments of semiconductors and steel expanded, signaling that more robust overseas demand could underpin a steady economic recovery. The data also showed Japan's trade surplus with the United States narrowed. But Japan's trade surplus with the United States fell 4.2...

  • Asian investors continued to monitor the situation on the Korean peninsula, after North Korea fired a ballistic missile into waters off its east coast on Sunday, its second missile test in a week. South Korea said the launch dashed hopes for Seoul's new liberal government's aim for peace between the neighbours. Against its perceived safe-haven Japanese...

  • Not surprising that markets didn't move on Japan trade data

    Elias Haddad from Commonwealth Bank reacts to the release of Japan's latest trade numbers.

  • A cargo ship makes its way through the Miraflores locks as it crosses the Panama Canal on April 7, 2016 in Panama City, Panama.

    Pacific Alliance countries are in talks to expand the trade bloc outside Latin America and into high-growth Asia amid uncertainty over TPP.

  • Like free-trade superheroes, Japan and New Zealand are spearheading efforts to make the Trans-Pacific Partnership a reality without the U.S.

  • Containers at Busan Port in Busan, South Korea.

    In a pushback against Trump’s protectionist rhetoric, 11 nations in the TPP have agreed on Sunday to proceed without the U.S.

  • Bitcoin with QR code

    Bitcoin climbed above $2,000 for the first time Saturday on increased demand from Japanese and Chinese investors.

  • U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (R) and Japan's Trade Minister Hiroshige Seko pose for a photo during the APEC Ministers Responsible For Trade (APEC MRT 23) meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam May 20, 2017.

    Newly confirmed U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer was thrust into the APEC spotlight, as trade partners seek clarity on Trump's policies.

  • Shipping containers with fog, deal fading, trade

    Trade ministers huddling on the sidelines of APEC are faced with tough challenges in resurrecting TPP since Trump ditched it.

  • MINNEAPOLIS- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari gives brief welcome remarks before the first conference of the Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute in Minneapolis 1430 GMT. MINNEAPOLIS- Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard gives dinner speech before the first conference of the Opportunity and Inclusive Growth...

  • MINNEAPOLIS- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari gives brief welcome remarks before the first conference of the Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute in Minneapolis 1430 GMT. MINNEAPOLIS- Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard gives dinner speech before the first conference of the Opportunity and Inclusive Growth...