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Oil down in Asia on US stockpiles gain, stronger dollar

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Crude prices were lower in Asian trade Friday on a rise in US stockpiles, with the strong dollar also putting pressure on prices, analysts said.

Posted: May 10th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian markets mixed, BoJ move disappoints

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A man walks by the electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

Asian markets were mixed on Tuesday, with Tokyo’s Nikkei falling and the yen strengthening as dealers were left disappointed by the Bank of Japan’s plan to boost the economy.

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

Asian markets mixed, eyes on Bank of Japan meeting

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A mother and child cycle past an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. Asian stock markets were mixed Monday amid uncertainty about the outcome of a central bank meeting in Japan and nervousness over whether US political leaders will be able to reach a deal on the government's debt limit.  AP PHOTO/KOJI SASAHARA

Asian markets were mixed Monday, with Tokyo’s Nikkei hit by a stronger yen and profit-taking after last week’s rally, while dealers await the outcome of a policy meeting at the Bank of Japan.

Posted: January 21st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian shares mixed, Nikkei ends flat as yen weakens

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A man looks at the share price of Japanese manufacturer GS Yuasa on the electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. Asian markets were mixed on Thursday, with Tokyo ending flat after a seesaw session that saw parts suppliers hit after global aviation agencies grounded Boeing's Dreamliner.  AP PHOTO/KOJI SASAHARA

Asian markets were mixed on Thursday, with Tokyo ending flat after a seesaw session that saw parts suppliers hit after global aviation agencies grounded Boeing’s Dreamliner.

Posted: January 18th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian shares lower, Tokyo hurt by rising yen

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A man walks past an electric stock price indicator in Tokyo, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. Asian shares mostly fell Wednesday on profit-taking after recent gains, with Tokyo suffering heavy losses as the yen rebounded strongly following weeks of steep declines. AP/SHIZUO KAMBAYASHI

Asian shares mostly fell Wednesday on profit-taking after recent gains, with Tokyo suffering heavy losses as the yen rebounded strongly following weeks of steep declines.

Posted: January 16th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Asian stocks mixed, Tokyo hits 32-month high

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A man walks by a screen showing the foreign currency exchange rates in downtown Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. Most Asian markets surrendered early gains.  AP PHOTO/LEE JIN-MAN

HONG KONG—Asian shares were mixed Tuesday on a lack of direction from Wall Street, but Tokyo hit a 32-month high on hopes for new central bank easing despite giving up early gains as the yen rebounded.   Some bourses advanced early in the session on reassurances from Fed chief Ben Bernanke that quantitative easing was [...]

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

Asian stocks up, Shanghai jumps on regulator comments

A man walks by the electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. Asian shares were mostly higher Monday, led by a surge on the Shanghai index after the securities regulator raised hopes for increased foreign investment in China's stock market.  AP PHOTO/ITSUO INOUYE

Asian shares were mostly higher Monday, led by a surge on the Shanghai index after the securities regulator raised hopes for increased foreign investment in China’s stock market.

Posted: January 15th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian markets rise on upbeat China trade data

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A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013.  AP FILE PHOTO

HONG KONG—Asian markets climbed on Thursday after China released better-than-expected trade data that provide further evidence the world’s number two economy has emerged from a drawn-out slumber.   The Nikkei in Japan was also boosted by the continued weakness of the yen, while a rally on Wall Street capped a two-day losing streak and provided [...]

Posted: January 10th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian markets mostly up, weaker yen lifts Nikkei

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Asian markets were mostly higher on Wednesday, snapping a recent losing streak as the US corporate earnings season got off to a positive start with aluminium giant Alcoa reporting a large jump in profit.

Posted: January 10th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian markets lower as profit-taking offsets US data

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Workers of the Tokyo Stock Exchange react to the rise of the opening price at the first trading of the year on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Jan. 4, 2013. Asian markets mostly fell on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, as last week's gains prompted profit-taking, overshadowing Friday's Wall Street rally and upbeat US job-creation figures.  AP PHOTO/KOJI SASAHARA

Asian markets mostly fell on Monday as last week’s gains prompted profit-taking, overshadowing Friday’s Wall Street rally and upbeat US job-creation figures.

Posted: January 7th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian markets mostly up after fiscal cliff rally

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Asian markets mostly rose Thursday extending the previous day’s huge gains after US lawmakers agreed a deal to avert the fiscal cliff, but concerns over upcoming fights in Washington hurt sentiment.

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Asian markets surge as US averts fiscal cliff

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Asian markets rose sharply on Wednesday after the US Congress backed a deal to avert a “fiscal cliff” of drastic tax rises and spending cuts in an upbeat start to the year for regional markets.

Posted: January 2nd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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