By Louise Watt Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — The new Chinese year is the one to go bananas over. On Feb. 8, the zodiac calendar enters the Year of the Monkey — the ninth of 12 animal signs. Plastic monkeys are adorning shopping centers and office buildings, and government departments have been giving out toy […]
Does the Chinese stock market affect you?
By Ken Sweet AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The extreme volatility in China’s stock market is ongoing and about half of the 2,800 companies listed in the country’s mainline index have suspended trading of their shares. Markets bounced back strongly Thursday after the Shanghai composite lost another 5.9 percent the previous day, meaning […]