Financial markets

A woman walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. Shares advanced in on Tuesday Asia after hopes for economic aid from Washington helped Wall Street recover its losses from the initial shock of learning President Donald Trump had tested positive for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
October 05, 2020 - 8:36 pm
Shares advanced in on Tuesday Asia after hopes for economic aid from Washington helped Wall Street recover its losses from the initial shock of learning President Donald Trump had tested positive for the coronavirus. Trump left the hospital after spending less than three days there, returning to...
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A new lighting system illuminates the ancient Acropolis hill in Athens, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Ancient temples on the Acropolis are illuminated after a new lighting system was installed and launched. The lower-energy LED lighting fixtures will light up more parts of the ancient site and is also intended to reduce light pollution with better-targeted lighting. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)
October 05, 2020 - 4:23 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s economy will contract by an estimated 8.2% this year due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic before picking up next year, the government said Monday as it submitted its 2021 draft budget to parliament. The 2021 budget was “drawn up in an environment of...
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Microsoft President Brad Smith, left, speaks with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis during a ceremony held in the Acropolis Museum, in the background is the ancient Parthenon temple, central Athens, on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. Microsoft has announced plans to build three data centers in greater Athens, providing a badly needed investment of up to $1 billion to the Greek economy which has been hammered by the pandemic. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
October 05, 2020 - 4:12 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Microsoft has announced plans to build three data centers in greater Athens, providing a badly needed investment of up to $1 billion to the Greek economy which has been hammered by the pandemic. The news was announced Monday by the U.S. tech giant and Greek Prime Minister...
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Israeli police officers arrest an Israeli protester during a demonstration against lockdown measures that they believe are aimed at curbing protests against prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu Tel Aviv, Israel, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
October 03, 2020 - 12:57 pm
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Tens of thousands of Israelis demonstrated in hundreds of locations across Israel against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, pressing ahead with their campaign against the Israeli leader on Saturday night after the government banned large, centralized demonstrations as part...
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Pedestrians pass the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in New York. Stocks are pulling lower Friday, as Wall Street's first reaction to President Donald Trump's testing positive for the coronavirus was to retrench. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
October 02, 2020 - 1:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street’s major stock indexes fell on Friday after President Donald Trump tested positive for the coronavirus, but the losses ended up milder than investors braced for early in the morning. The S&P 500 slumped 1.7% as soon as trading began, only to churn through another...
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Cars and trucks drive on a highway before sunrise in Frankfurt, Germany, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
October 02, 2020 - 6:19 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Annual inflation in the 19-country eurozone sagged further below zero in September, bolstering expectations that the European Central Bank will add to its emergency stimulus efforts to help cushion the impact of the pandemic on the economy. The consumer price index was...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2020 file photo, buildings line Wall Street, in New York. Wall Street is ticking higher in Thursday, Oct. 1, trading with hopes that Washington can get past its partisanship to deliver more support for the economy. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
October 01, 2020 - 1:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes ended higher after another day of back-and-forth trading as Wall Street waits to see if Washington can get past its partisanship to deliver more support for the economy. The S&P 500 index rose 0.5% Thursday, after briefly turning negative, as investors handicapped...
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Koichiro Miyahara, center, President and CEO of Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. (TSE), and other officers attend a press conference at the Tokyo Stock Exchange Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Tokyo. Trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was suspended Thursday because of a problem in the system for relaying market information. Most other Asian markets were closed for national holidays. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
October 01, 2020 - 3:59 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Stock Exchange plans to resume normal operations Friday after it halted trading for the day due to what they said was a malfunction in its computer systems — the worst such outage ever. There was no indication that the outage at the world's third-largest exchange resulted from...
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A TV crew films the blank stock board at Tokyo Stock Exchange Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Tokyo. The Tokyo Stock Exchange temporarily suspended all trading due to system problem. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
September 30, 2020 - 8:48 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was suspended Thursday because of a problem in the system for relaying market information. Most other Asian markets were closed for national holidays. The Tokyo Stock Exchange said that all trading was stopped because of the problem, and will not...
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In this photo provided by the New York Stock Exchange traders gather at a post on the NYSE trading floor during the direct listing of Asana, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Wall Street is rallying Wednesday with rising hope that Washington may break through its partisanship to deliver more aid for the economy. (Courtney Crow/New York Stock Exchange via AP)
September 30, 2020 - 1:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rallied on Wednesday, but only after zooming up, down and back up again in a fitting end to what was a wild month and quarter for Wall Street. Prospects for additional support from Congress for the economy helped drive the day’s trading, as they have for weeks. The S...
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