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Asian shares mostly up in quiet trade

A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. Asian markets slumped Thursday, extending a global rout on renewed fears about emerging economies after the US Federal Reserve pressed ahead with its stimulus reduction and Turkey and South Africa hiked interest rates.  AP

Asian markets mostly rose while the dollar edged up in holiday-narrowed trade on Friday following a mixed lead from Wall Street and news of a deal between Russia and the West to ease Ukraine tensions.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Dollar up in Asia on US jobs data, Ukraine deal

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The dollar rose in quiet Asian trade Friday, winning support from positive US jobs data and a deal between Russia and the West aimed at easing tensions in Ukraine.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asia stocks fail to match Wall Street gains

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Asian stock markets were mostly lower Thursday, with Japan’s Nikkei leading the retreat as investors locked in profits after a strong rally.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian shares mixed after fresh Wall St. losses

A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo Friday morning, April 11, 2014. Asia's markets were mixed on Monday, April 14, following another heavy sell-off on Wall Street while concerns over the crisis in Ukraine resurfaced.  AP PHOTO/KOJI SASAHARA

Asia’s markets were mixed on Monday following another heavy sell-off on Wall Street while concerns over the crisis in Ukraine resurfaced.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Crude oil prices fall further in Asia

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Oil prices extended losses in Asian trade Friday as data showing a slowdown in China’s giant economy sparked concerns about weak demand.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian shares mostly up, but yen sinks Tokyo

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Asia’s markets mostly rose on Wednesday following a slight rebound on Wall Street but Tokyo took another hit from a stronger yen.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian shares mixed, tech firms follow US peers down

A man walks by an electronic stock price indicator in Tokyo on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Asian stock markets were mixed Tuesday after Japan's central bank refrained from expanding its stimulus and declines in tech stocks weighed on prices.  AP PHOTO/EUGENE HOSHIKO

Asian markets were mixed on Tuesday following another heavy sell-off on Wall Street, with technology stocks taking a beating, while a stronger yen added to downward pressure on Japan’s Nikkei.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian shares slip after Wall Street sell-off

A man looks at an electronic stock price indicator in Tokyo on Monday, April 7, 2014. Internet and technology stocks tumbled across Asia on Monday as a sell-off spread from Wall Street where investors knocked down such companies over worries about excessively high valuations.  AP PHOTO/SHIZUO KAMBAYASHI

Asian markets retreated Monday, taking their lead from a heavy sell-off on Wall Street despite a healthy US jobs report, while the dollar struggled to regain losses suffered against the yen at the end of last week.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Oil prices mixed in Asian trade

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Oil prices were mixed in subdued Asian trade Friday as dealers stood on the sidelines bracing for the release of a key US jobs report, analysts said.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian shares mostly up after new Wall St. record

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Asian markets mostly rose Thursday following another record close on Wall Street as US private jobs growth picked up, but Shanghai gave up early gains despite China unveiling a mini-stimulus program.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian shares climb on strong manufacturing reports

People walk past an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Asian stock markets pushed higher Wednesday on signs of a pickup in the US economy and expectations of further stimulus in Japan.  AP PHOTO/EUGENE HOSHIKO

Asian markets enjoyed a healthy rally on Wednesday following positive manufacturing data from the United States and Europe, while Tokyo was also boosted as the dollar pushed toward the 104-yen level.

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

Asian shares mixed following China, Japan data

People stand in front of an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo on March 20, 2014. Asian markets were mixed Tuesday, April 1, as official data showed a slight pick-up in Chinese manufacturing while a closely watched survey showed Japanese business confidence at a more than six-year high.  AP PHOTO/KOJI SASAHARA

Asian markets were mixed Tuesday as official data showed a slight pick-up in Chinese manufacturing while a closely watched survey showed Japanese business confidence at a more than six-year high.

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

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