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Asia shares higher after S&P 500 breaks record

People walk past an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Asian stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday after the latest record close for the Standard & Poor's 500.  AP PHOTO/EUGENE HOSHIKO

Asian markets mostly ticked higher Wednesday following another record close on Wall Street as investors welcomed more upbeat data indicating the US economy is back on track.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asia shares mixed, Nikkei hit by strong yen

People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Asian stock markets were mixed Tuesday with a record close on Wall Street offset by profit-taking, while Japan's Nikkei succumbed to a stronger yen.  AP PHOTO/KOJI SASAHARA

Asian markets were mixed Tuesday with a record close on Wall Street offset by profit-taking, while Japan’s Nikkei succumbed to a stronger yen.

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Oil prices down in Asian trade

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Oil prices fell in Asian trade Monday on a stronger dollar as investors digested Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen’s defense of the bank’s monetary policy, analysts said.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asia shares mixed after Yellen speech

A man walks past an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

Asian markets were mixed Monday following a broadly negative lead from Wall Street after the head of the US central bank said she was still concerned about employment in the country.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian shares edge higher ahead of US Fed chief’s speech

Pedestrians are reflected on an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Asian shares mostly edged higher Wednesday, Aug. 20, following a positive lead from Wall Street, where stocks advanced on encouraging US economic data before a keynote speech this week by the Federal Reserve chief.  AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko

Asian shares mostly edged higher Wednesday following a positive lead from Wall Street, where stocks advanced on encouraging US economic data before a keynote speech this week by the Federal Reserve chief.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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