Asian shares mixed as China reports economy slowed in 2Q

ELAINE KURTENBACH

Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, July 15, 2019. Shares are mixed in Asia, led by gains in Chinese markets after the government reported that the economy grew at the slowest pace in a decade in the last quarter.

Huawei calls on US to lift export restrictions

People walk past a Huawei retail store in Beijing, Sunday, June 30, 2019. Once again, Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping have hit the reset button in trade talks between the world's two biggest economies, at least delaying an escalation in tension between the U.S. and China that had financial markets on edge and cast a cloud over the global economy.

ASEAN defense ministers discuss security proposals

ASEAN defense ministers pose for a group photo ahead of the ASEAN Defense Ministers' Meeting Thursday, July 11, 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand. They are, from left to right, are Brunei's Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yusof, Cambodia's Tea Banh, Indonesia's Ryamizard Ryacudu, Laos' Chansamone Chanyalath, Malaysia's Mohamad Sabu, Thailand's Prawit Wongsuwan, Myanmar's Sein Win, Philippines' Delfin Lorenzana, Singapore's Ng Eng Hen, Vietnam's Nguyen Chi Vinh and ASEAN secretary-general Lim Jock Hoi.

Asian shares mostly retreat ahead of Fed statement

An investor walks in front of stock trading boards at a private market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Asian shares mostly fell Tuesday in quiet trading as investors waited for signs on what might be ahead for U.S. interest rates.

Asian stocks sink after US jobs data hurt hopes of rate cut

A currency trader walks by the screens showing the foreign exchange rates at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, July 8, 2019. Asian stocks tumbled Monday after relatively strong U.S. employment data tempered hopes the Federal Reserve might cut interest rates.

Mitsubishi Motors shareholders approve ouster of Ghosn

A woman walks past a sign of Mitsubishi Motors at its headquarter in Tokyo Friday, June 21, 2019. Mitsubishi Motors Corp. shareholders approved on Friday the ouster of Carlos Ghosn, who was pivotal in the Japanese automaker's three-way partnership with Nissan and Renault until he was arrested on financial misconduct charges last year.

Waymo teams up with Renault, Nissan on robotaxis outside US

FILE - This Tuesday, May 8, 2018, file photo shows a Waymo logo displayed on the window of a car at the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, Calif. Self-driving car pioneer Waymo is teaming up with automakers Renault and Nissan to make its first journey outside the U.S. with a ride-hailing service that will dispatch a fleet of robotaxis in France and Japan.

Bitcoin craze hits Iran as US sanctions squeeze weak economy

This undated photo provided by the Police News Agency, shows boxes of machinery used in Bitcoin "mining" operations that were confiscated by police in Nazarabad, Iran. Squeezed by sanctions and fueled by subsidized electricity, Iranians and others lured to the country increasingly are turning to Bitcoin and other digital cryptocurrencies. Some mine for the currency. That involves harnessing the power of their computers to verify and secure other users’ transactions around the world so that the same bitcoin isn’t spent twice. They are given new bitcoins as rewards.

Survey: Companies add fewest jobs in 9 years in May

FILE - In this March 7, 2019, file photo visitors to the Pittsburgh veterans job fair meet with recruiters at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. On Wednesday, June 5, payroll processor ADP reports how many jobs private employers added in May.

From Nazis to hippies: end of the road for Volkswagen Beetle

FILE - In this April 27, 1966 file photo, Volkswagen workers drive their Beetle cars from the parking lot on their way home at the end of a days work at the world's largest single auto plant, the Volkswagen factory (seen in background) in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen is halting production of the last version of its Beetle model in July 2019 at its plant in Puebla, Mexico, the end of the road for a vehicle that has symbolized many things over a history spanning eight decades since 1938.

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