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Asian stocks dip, Tokyo retreats as BoJ stands pat on policy

A woman looks at an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. Asian stock markets slipped Wednesday despite record closing highs on Wall Street, with Tokyo stocks retreating after the central bank stood pat on monetary policy even as Japan tipped back into recession.  AP PHOTO/SHIZUO KAMBAYASHI

Asian markets slipped Wednesday despite record closing highs on Wall Street, with Tokyo stocks retreating after the central bank stood pat on monetary policy even as Japan tipped back into recession.

Posted: November 19th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian stocks mostly down, Tokyo sees late rally

A man looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo on Nov. 5, 2014.  AP FILE PHOTO

Asian markets mostly fell Wednesday but Tokyo reversed early selling to add to the 10 percent rally since the Bank of Japan’s surprise monetary easing announcement last week.

Posted: November 6th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian shares mostly up as US avoids default

Illegal parking agents cycle past an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 as Japan's bench mark Nikkei 225 Index closed at 14,588.51 after gaining 119.37 points, or 0.83 percent. An eleventh hour agreement that averted a U.S. government debt default boosted Asian stock markets Thursday. AP

Asian shares mostly rose Thursday after US lawmakers passed a last-minute bill to reopen the government and raise the country’s borrowing limit, avoiding a devastating default that threatened to spark another global recession.

Posted: October 17th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asia markets closed for holiday

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HONG KONG —Financial markets in Japan and Malaysia are closed on Monday for national holidays.  

Posted: September 16th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian markets mostly up despite downbeat Japan data

Passersby walk past an electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index outside a Hong Kong local bank Monday, Aug. 12, 2013. Slower-than-expected economic growth weighed on Japan's stock market Monday but gains were posted elsewhere in Asia following signs that China's economy may be picking up.  AP PHOTO/VINCENT YU

Asian markets were mostly up on Monday despite Japan posting lower-than-expected economic growth and off the back of US stocks retreating from record peaks last week.

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

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