Asian shares mixed as boost from US stimulus package fades

World shares edged higher on Wednesday as some markets wrapped up trading for 2020, anticipating a dose of fresh support for the U.S. economy and efforts to speed up coronavirus vaccinations to help curb the pandemic. Shares rose in London, Paris, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Tokyo’s benchmark fell back after surging to a 30-year high…Continue Reading

Asian business confidence gains steam, pandemic still top risk :Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Asian firms turned most optimistic in the fourth quarter this year, a Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey showed, as business activity picked up in the region and COVID-19 vaccines started rolling out in Western countries ahead of their Asian launch.FILE PHOTO: A man works in a laboratory of Chinese vaccine maker Sinovac Biotech, developing…Continue Reading

Asian stocks mixed after Wall St record on stimulus hope

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets and U.S. futures mostly edged higher Friday on optimism over economic stimulus and coronavirus vaccine development despite a spike in U.S. unemployment claims.Though some markets in Asia closed slightly lower, European indexes were up and Wall Street appeared set to post small gains on the open.That would set the…Continue Reading

Asian stocks follow Wall Street lower amid virus worries

BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks and U.S. futures declined Tuesday as surging coronavirus infections in the United States and some other countries tempered investor optimism over development of possible vaccines.Markets in London, Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong declined. Frankfurt and Paris were little changed.Investor worries have risen as some U.S. states and European countries reimpose…Continue Reading

‘Black and Asian are people bottom of Tory priorities’

When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.Invalid EmailHow does the Government expect to persuade black and Asian…Continue Reading

Black and Asian people up to twice as likely to be infected by coronavirus

When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.Invalid EmailBlack and Asian people are up to twice as likely…Continue Reading

Asian Americans are growing fastest in Nevada. Here’s how they voted.

“TikTok Titas” in the Silver State may have helped Joe Biden win gold in this year’s dramatic presidential election.Older Filipina American women — known as “titas” — made a splash in Nevada in get-out-the-vote moments during the campaign, from vibrant car parades to popular TikTok clips. They’re just one of a variety of Asian American…Continue Reading