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Hong Kong Stocks End Week with Gains (REview)

Hong Kong stocks finished Friday on a positive note, with investors retaining optimism over the outlook following this week's signing of the China-US trade pact that eased tensions between the economic superpowers. The Hang Seng index added 0.60 percent, or 173.38 points, to close at 29,056.42. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.05 percent, or 1.41 points, to 3,075.50 and the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, slipped 0.29 percent, or 5.29...

S&P 500, Dow close at new records, notch best weekly gains since August

U.S. stocks closed at all-time highs Friday, marking the third-straight record close for the Dow and S&P 500, as investors cheered bullish economic data and continued to ride a wave of trade optimism. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 50 points, or 0.2%, to about 29,348, the S&P 500 index gained roughly 13 points, or 0.4% to close at 3,330 and the Nasdaq Composite index advanced 32 points, or 0.2% to end the session at roughly 9,389. All three benchmarks set new intraday and...

Oil posts second straight week of declines as global demand concerns weigh

Oil prices steadied on Friday as sluggish economic growth in China, the world's biggest crude importer, raised concerns over fuel demand and countered optimism from the signing of a China-U.S. trade deal. Brent crude futures gained 25 cents to trade at $64.87 per barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures gained 2 cents to settle at $58.54. For the week, Brent fell 0.2%, while WTI lost 0.8%. China's economy, the world™s second-largest, grew by 6.1% in 2019, its slowest expansion in...