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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 »

Asian stocks mostly gain after Japan election

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe listens to a reporter's question in front of red rosettes on the names of his Liberal Democratic Party's winning candidates during ballot counting for the upper house elections at the party headquarters in Tokyo Sunday, July 21, 2013. Abe's ruling coalition won a majority in the upper house of Parliament in elections, media projected, giving it control of both chambers and a mandate to press ahead with difficult economic reforms. A sign at left reads: "Liberal Democratic Party." AP

Chinese stocks fell but other Asian markets edged up Monday after Japan’s ruling party won a majority in parliament’s upper house and a mandate to push ahead economic reforms.

Posted: July 22nd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian markets mostly up, Tokyo extends gains

Investors look at the stock price monitor at a private securities company in Shanghai, China, Monday, April 8, 2013. Asian stock markets were mostly higher on Wednesday, with Tokyo supported by the weak yen, while Shanghai slipped following a rare trade deficit for China in March.  AP PHOTO/EUGENE HOSHIKO

Asian markets were mostly higher on Wednesday, with Tokyo supported by the weak yen, while Shanghai slipped following a rare trade deficit for China in March.

Posted: April 10th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Asian markets up on Fed stand, strong yen hits Tokyo

People look at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

Asian markets mostly rose on Wednesday after US Federal Reserve head Ben Bernanke reaffirmed the central bank’s huge monetary easing scheme, but a stronger yen sent Tokyo lower.

Posted: February 27th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian markets fall, Japan weighed by strong yen

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Asian markets were mostly lower on Tuesday as Tokyo slipped following an uptick in the yen while Chinese shares fell on fears Beijing may act to rein in soaring property prices.

Posted: February 19th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian markets mostly higher on US fiscal hopes

Men look at the electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. Asian stock markets were mostly higher Tuesday, taking a lead from Wall Street as dealers grow confident US lawmakers will reach an agreement to avert the fiscal cliff.  AP PHOTO/ITSUO INOUYE

Asian markets mostly rose Tuesday, taking a lead from Wall Street as dealers grow confident US lawmakers will reach an agreement to avert the fiscal cliff.

Posted: December 18th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian markets mostly up after recent losses

A pedestrian walks past an electronic board displaying the Hang Seng index in Hong Kong on November 7, 2012.  AFP FILE PHOTO

Asian shares mostly rose on Wednesday as bargain hunters moved in after a recent sell-off fuelled by concerns over Greece’s debt woes and the US fiscal cliff.

Posted: November 14th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian markets slip after Wall Street losses

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A currency trader uses a phone at the foreign exchange dealing room of the Korea Exchange Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea on Sept. 14, 2012. Asian stock markets mostly fell on Tuesday following losses on Wall Street and as profit-takers moved in after last week's huge gains sparked by the US Federal Reserve stimulus plan.  AP PHOTO/LEE JIN-MAN

Asian markets mostly fell on Tuesday following losses on Wall Street and as profit-takers moved in after last week’s huge gains sparked by the US Federal Reserve stimulus plan.

Posted: September 19th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian markets mixed after previous rally

Office workers walk by the electric stock index display of a securities firm in Tokyo in this file photo. Asian markets were mixed Thursday, July 5, 2012, as investors took to the sidelines following recent gains and waited for a European Central Bank meeting amid expectations of an interest rate cut.  AP PHOTO/SHIZUO KAMBAYASHI

Asian markets were mixed in early trade on Friday after impressive rallies in the previous session while investors took heart from another strong performance on Wall Street.

Posted: July 20th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian markets slip on US losses, Europe woes

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Asian markets mostly fell Thursday as dealers followed losses on Wall Street while selling pressure was also stoked by fears over Spain and nervousness ahead of Greek polls at the weekend.

Posted: June 15th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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