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Asian markets lifted by China manufacturing data

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A woman chats with her fellow investor at a private securities company Tuesday, March 12, 2013 in Shanghai, China. Asian stock markets dropped Tuesday, dragged down by new worries about China's recovery and Europe's doldrums. (AP Photo)

Asian markets were mixed Thursday as Chinese data showing manufacturing activity in the world’s No. 2 economy picked up in March, while Tokyo was lifted by renewed weakness in the yen.

Posted: March 21st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian markets slip, yen advances against dollar

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An investor walks in front of the stock price monitor at a private securities company Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Shanghai, China. Asian stock markets mostly fell on Wednesday, with few catalysts to drive buying after recent gains, while Wall Street provided a limp lead.  AP PHOTO

Asian markets mostly fell on Wednesday, with few catalysts to drive buying after recent gains, while Wall Street provided a limp lead.

Posted: March 13th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian markets down, yen weakens further

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A woman chats with her fellow investor in front of the stock price monitor at a private securities company Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Shanghai, China. Asian stock markets dropped Tuesday, dragged down by new worries about China's recovery and Europe's doldrums.  AP Photo

Asian markets mostly rose and the dollar extended its run against the yen Tuesday after Wall Street started the week on another high.

Posted: March 12th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian markets mixed, China data offsets US jobs news

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A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo on March 8, 2013. Asian markets were mixed Monday, March 11, 2013, after another record-breaking performance on Wall Street while Shanghai dipped as disappointing economic data fueled concerns about China's economy.  AP PHOTO/ITSUO INOUYE

Asian markets were mixed Monday after another record-breaking performance on Wall Street while Shanghai dipped as disappointing economic data fueled concerns about China’s economy.

Posted: March 11th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian markets mostly lower after recent gains

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People walk past an electronic board showing the Nikkei 225 index, outside a securities company in Tokyo, Thursday, March 7, 2013.  AP

Asian stock markets on Thursday mostly reversed gains from the previous day even though the Dow hit another record on Wall Street, but Tokyo’s Nikkei was supported by a weaker yen.

Posted: March 7th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian markets rise after Dow hits record high

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An investor walks in front of the stock price monitor at a private securities company on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, in Shanghai. The Dow's new all-time high and better economic data from the United States propelled Asian stock markets higher Wednesday.  AP PHOTO/EUGENE HOSHIKO

Asian markets rallied Wednesday following a record-breaking performance by shares on Wall Street, with Tokyo and Sydney both hitting multi-year highs.

Posted: March 6th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian markets rebound, Shanghai leads gains

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A man checks his cell phone outside a securities firm in Tokyo on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Asian markets climbed Tuesday following a big sell-off in the previous session, with Shanghai leading the rebound as China's annual parliamentary gathering kicked off.  AP PHOTO/JUNJI KUROKAWA

Asian markets climbed Tuesday following a big sell-off in the previous session, with Shanghai leading the rebound as China’s annual parliamentary gathering kicked off.

Posted: March 5th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian markets mostly lower as US cuts kick in

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An investor walks past the stock price monitor at a private securities company on Monday, March 4, 2013, in Shanghai, China. AP FILE PHOTO

Asian markets mostly fell Monday after US lawmakers failed to prevent the imposition of $85 billion in spending cuts that kicked in at the end of last week.

Posted: March 4th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian markets rise on Wall St. rally, ECB comments

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A man looks at his watch while walking in front of an electronic stock indicator in Tokyo, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. Asian stock markets rose Thursday after the Dow on Wall Street hit a more than five-year high, while the head of the European Central Bank soothed concerns over the eurozone. AP PHOTO/SHIZUO KAMBAYASHI

Asian markets rose Thursday after the Dow on Wall Street hit a more than five-year high, while the head of the European Central Bank soothed concerns over the eurozone.

Posted: February 28th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian markets mostly slip on Italy uncertainty

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People walk by an electronic stock board showing the stock prices at a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Asian stock markets fell Tuesday amid anxiety about the uncertain outcome of Italy's general election.  AP PHOTO/KOJI SASAHARA

Asian markets mostly fell on Tuesday, with dealers spooked by an election in Italy that left no clear winner, leading to political uncertainty and fresh fears about eurozone stability.

Posted: February 26th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian markets mostly up, yen falls on BoJ chief reports

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People look at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

Asian markets mostly rose Monday, with Tokyo surging after the yen hit a near three-year low against the dollar, while concerns eased that the US Federal Reserve could soon end its loose monetary policy.

Posted: February 25th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian markets hit by Fed stimulus fears

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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, an investor supports his head with a hand while looking at an electric stock price display at a trading hall in a securities firm in Shanghai, China, on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

Asian markets suffered a heavy sell-off on Thursday following a tumble on Wall Street as traders grow concerned that the US Federal Reserve could bring an early end to its huge stimulus program.

Posted: February 22nd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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