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Asia stocks down, China manufacturing growth slows

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Asian stock markets fell Wednesday in holiday-thinned trading after the pace of China’s manufacturing growth slowed in April, raising fears of a weaker recovery in the world’s second-largest economy.

Posted: May 1st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asia stocks rise on signs of improving US economy

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A man watches an electric price display of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. Japan’s benchmark index toppled off a 32-month high Wednesday after its currency’s downward slide went into reverse. AP/Shizuo Kambayashi

Asian stock markets rose Thursday after a Federal Reserve survey found the U.S. economy improved in 2012 and earnings from a handful of big banks far exceeded expectations.

Posted: January 17th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Asia stocks mixed on Obama remarks

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A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Asian stock markets remained in a holding pattern Thursday as investors assessed President Barack Obama's comments that reaching a budget deal to prevent the U.S. from a possible recession was "not that tough" and could even be done quickly. AP/Koji Sasahara

Asian stock markets remained in a holding pattern Thursday as investors assessed President Barack Obama’s comments that reaching a budget deal to prevent the U.S. from a possible recession was “not that tough” and could even be done quickly.

Posted: December 6th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asia stocks mixed ahead of US presidential vote

An investor monitors the stock prices at a private securities company Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 in Shanghai, China. AP

Asian stock markets were mixed Tuesday as traders refrained from major steps ahead of the US presidential election and a leadership change in China.

Posted: November 6th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asia stocks rise on continued optimism over China

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In this Tuesday, October 23, 2012, photo, traders watch screens in a booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Stock futures are rising Tuesday, October 24, 2012, ahead of the latest housing data and a report from China that could signal a recovery for the manufacturing sector of the world’s second largest economy. AP/Richard Drew

Asian stock markets rose Thursday as investors kept their sights on a possible improvement in the Chinese economy.

Posted: October 25th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Asia stocks fall after Spain gets downgrade

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Currency traders work at the foreign exchange dealing room of the Korea Exchange Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. Worries about Europe's debt crisis, signs of weak global growth and expectations of lower U.S. corporate earnings sent most Asian stock markets down Wednesday. South Korea's Kospi dropped 1.4 percent at 1,955.84. AP/Lee Jin-man

Asian stock markets fell Thursday after Spain, the fourth-largest euro economy, was slapped with a two-notch credit downgrade and the U.S. earnings season opened with a whimper.

Posted: October 11th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Asia stocks higher ahead of US jobs report

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In this Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, file photo, traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. A pair of encouraging economic reports helped nudge the stock market higher Wednesday. Measures of business activity in the service sector and job growth last month came in better than economists had expected. AP/Richard Drew

Encouraging retail sales and a better-than-expected jobs report from the U.S. helped boost Asian stock markets Friday ahead of a monthly report on employment in the world’s top economy.

Posted: October 5th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asia stocks rise as Europe shockwaves fade

Men walk in front of the electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Asian stock markets staged a modest recovery Tuesday as the initial shockwaves from election results in Europe faded. Trading is expected to remain volatile as Greece struggles to form a government after voters punished pro-austerity parties. Japan's Nikkei 225 index edged up 0.6 percent to 9,172.09, a day after closing at its lowest level in three months. AP/Itsuo Inouye

Asian stock markets staged a modest recovery Tuesday as the initial shockwaves from election results in Europe faded.

Posted: May 8th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Asia stocks fall as Europe debt woes flare anew

Asian stock markets fell Thursday after a weak Spanish bond auction inflamed concerns about the European debt crisis and hopes faded for more help for the US economy from the Federal Reserve.

Posted: April 5th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asia stocks rise on positive US factory report

Asian stocks rose Tuesday, lifted by a positive report on US manufacturing, but shares in Japan sank as a strengthening yen hurt the country’s powerhouse export sector.

Posted: April 3rd, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asia stocks rise as China manufacturing improves

Asian stock markets edged higher Thursday as Chinese manufacturing improved for the third month in a row in a sign of renewed strength in the global economy.

Posted: March 1st, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asia stocks rise after Dow closes above 13,000

Asian stock markets rose Wednesday, powered higher by the strongest close for US stocks since before the 2008 financial crisis.

Posted: February 29th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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