*France says this only "first political discussion". BUCHAREST, Feb 22- European Union ministers began debating on Friday when to start trade negotiations with the United States, aware that U.S. Diplomats say Germany, whose exports of cars and parts to the United States are worth more than half the EU total, wants to press ahead.
LONDON, Feb 22- Global shares rose on Friday as signs of progress on trade offset a worsening economic outlook, while the Aussie dollar recouped some losses after China denied it had halted Australian coal imports. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was up 0.1 and Germany's DAX 0.2 percent. Chinese shares had faltered earlier amid concern about slowing domestic...
Shane Oliver of AMP Capital says U.S. President Donald Trump needs a deal with China because he cannot afford a further slowdown in the country's economy if he wants to be re-elected during the 2020.
U.S. stock futures are pointing to a flat open as investors digest soft economic data and monitor developing trade talks with China.
*Shanghai stocks higher, blue-chip CSI300 index up. U.S., China haggle over toughest issues in trade war talks. *China's Jan home price growth at 9- month low as confidence dips.
SHANGHAI, Feb 22- Shares in Asia recouped early losses on Friday, buoyed by strong gains in China as signs of progress in trade talks with the United States offset worries about a deteriorating global economic outlook. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was 0.3 percent higher by mid-afternoon, having spent the day dipping in and out of...
Patrick Chovanec of Silvercrest Asset Management says the market is "groping in the dark" a little because of a lack of data due to the U.S. government shutdown in 2018.
European stocks were mixed Friday morning, as market participants closely monitored signs of progress in trade talks between the world's two largest economies.
Eric Brewer of the Center for a New American Security says U.S. President Donald Trump should put pressure on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to commit to working-level dialogues on issues like sanctions relief and denuclearization.
SHANGHAI, Feb 22- Shares in Asia slipped on Friday as a deteriorating global economic outlook outweighed further signs of progress in trade talks between China and the United States. After inching higher in early trade, MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell into the red as more markets opened across the region, dipping 0.1 percent.
Federal prosecutors, including now-Labor Secretary Alex Acosta, improperly misled victims of sex criminal Jeffrey Epstein during their investigation of the influential financier a decade ago, a judge ruled on Thursday.
Trump-affiliated lobbying firm Turnberry Solutions signs American Ethane Company as clients. The company is funded by Russian billionaires.
Harris currently leads Democrat Dan McCready by about 900 votes in the contest.
GOP Rep. Kevin Brady says Americans are seeing smaller 2018 refunds because they got more of their own money in their paychecks.
An estimated 71.6 million people watched the final debate between White House contenders Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on TV on Wednesday.
Clinton and Trump agree on this issue, but they're both wrong about how to fix the problem, says Pinar Çebi Wilber.
There isn't a "chorus" behind Donald Trump's debate performance, experts told CNBC.