China Isn’t the Biggest Movie Market Anymore. Blame Pandemic Lockdowns.

Text size China has lost its top spot as the world’s largest moviegoing market. Here: people watch a movie in 2020 in China when cinemas reopened. STR/AFP via Getty Images After two years as the world’s largest moviegoing market, China has lost its top spot to North America, thanks to Covid restrictions in Shanghai, Beijing, … Read more

China Isn’t the Biggest Movie Market Anymore. Blame Pandemic Lockdowns.

Text size China has lost its top spot as the world’s largest moviegoing market. Here: people watch a movie in 2020 in China when cinemas reopened. STR/AFP via Getty Images After two years as the world’s largest moviegoing market, China has lost its top spot to North America, thanks to Covid restrictions in Shanghai, Beijing, … Read more

Asian markets rise, with boost from Wall Street’s latest rally

TOKYO — Asian shares rose Friday amid mixed signs for investors such as rising energy prices and COVID-19 restrictions easing in China. Trading was closed in China for the Dragon Boat Festival, a national holiday. Benchmarks in the rest of the region edged higher, cheered by an overnight rally on Wall Street. Market players are … Read more

Asian markets slide amid COVID, rate-hike worries

TOKYO — Asian shares declined Thursday, echoing a retreat on Wall Street as investors fretted about higher interest rates and rising coronavirus cases in parts of the region. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 NIK, -0.16% lost 0.2% and Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 XJO, -0.80% edged down 1%. South Korea’s Kospi 180721, -1.00% slipped 1%. Hong Kong’s Hang … Read more

Global Stocks Rise as China Signals Stimulus for Shanghai

International stocks rose Monday, extending a rally that has pared some of this year’s losses, while US markets were closed for the Memorial Day holiday. The Stoxx Europe 600 added 0.6%, led by shares of technology and luxury-goods firms. Germany’s DAX gained 0.8% and London’s FTSE 100 edged up 0.2%. Global markets were boosted by … Read more