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Asia shares mostly up, dollar approaches 105 yen

A man checks the stock prices on an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo on Aug. 19, 2014. Asian markets mostly rose on Tuesday, Sept. 2, with Tokyo gaining more than one percent as the yen sank against the dollar, while Shanghai was boosted by hopes China will introduce economy-boosting measures.  AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko

Asian markets mostly rose on Tuesday, with Tokyo gaining more than one percent as the yen sank against the dollar, while Shanghai was boosted by hopes China will introduce economy-boosting measures.

Posted: September 3rd, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Dollar, euro surge against yen in Asian trading

People walk past an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo. AP

The dollar and euro rallied against the yen in Asia on Tuesday as Japanese central bank policymakers prepare to meet, under pressure to launch more economic stimulus as the economy falters.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asia shares start week higher after new Wall St. record

People walk past an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo on Aug. 27, 2014. Asian markets edged up Monday, Sept. 1, following a record close on Wall Street at the end of last week, while analysts said data indicating sluggishness in the Chinese economy could prompt fresh stimulus from Beijing.  AP PHOTO/EUGENE HOSHIKO

Asian markets edged up Monday following a record close on Wall Street at the end of last week, while analysts said data indicating sluggishness in the Chinese economy could prompt fresh stimulus from Beijing.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Ukraine tensions pull US stocks modestly lower

The New York Stock Exchange is shown Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011. US stocks fell modestly Thursday as rising fears about renewed tensions between Ukraine and Russia outweighed a batch of encouraging US economic data.  AP PHOTO/MARK LENNIHAN

US stocks fell modestly Thursday as rising fears about renewed tensions between Ukraine and Russia outweighed a batch of encouraging US economic data.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asia shares mostly down

People are reflected on the electronic board of a securities firm in Tokyo showing stock prices Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Asia's markets mostly fell Thursday, Aug. 28, with investors unable to build on the previous day's advances after the S&P on Wall Street notched up another record.  AP PHOTO/KOJI SASAHARA

Asia’s markets mostly fell Thursday, with investors unable to build on the previous day’s advances after the S&P on Wall Street notched up another record.

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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