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Tokyo stocks open flat

Pedestrians walk past a quotation board displaying the Nikkei key index of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) in front of a securities company in Tokyo on September 19, 2013. Tokyo stocks rose 1.80 percent on September 19 after the US Federal Reserve surprised markets by leaving its massive stimulus drive intact. AFP

Tokyo stocks were almost flat in opening trade Friday after US central bank chief Janet Yellen reiterated her hopeful-but-watchful view on the economy, lifting US stocks but keeping the dollar in check.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Hong Kong stocks up 0.43 percent by break

A man walks past a screen displaying stock index outside a local bank in Hong Kong. AP FILE PHOTO

Hong Kong stocks climbed 0.43 percent by the break on Friday after three days of losses as investors look ahead to next week’s US Federal Reserve policy meeting.

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Tokyo stocks flat in early trade

A woman stands in front of an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo Oct. 4, 2013. Asian markets slipped Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, with traders growing nervous that talks to raise the US borrowing limit remain deadlocked just days before the deadline to avoid a default.  AP PHOTO/KOJI SASAHARA

Tokyo shares were flat in opening trade on Friday, weighed down by a stronger yen and lingering concerns over the US economy.

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

Dollar up against yen on hopes for US debt talks

The Philippines prepaid more foreign debts in 2013 than the year before, thus causing its outstanding obligations to non-Filipino creditors to decline. AP FILE PHOTO

The dollar rose against the yen in Asia Friday on optimism that talks between President Barack Obama and Republicans will end in a deal to raise the US debt ceiling before the government runs out of money.

Posted: October 11th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Hong Kong stocks open up 0.23 percent

A man walks past a screen displaying stock index outside a local bank in Hong Kong. AP FILE PHOTO

Hong Kong stocks rose 0.23 percent in early Friday trade after US shares fell for a second consecutive day following disappointing earnings reports.

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

Tokyo shares open lower but seen buoyant

A man looks at the share price of Japan Airlines on an electronic stock board after a ceremony to mark its relisting at the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo. AP FILE PHOTO

Tokyo stocks opened slightly lower Friday despite another record performance on Wall Street but analysts said the market was still on an overall upward trajectory, supported by the weak yen.

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

Tokyo stocks give up early gains by break

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Tokyo stocks lost early gains Friday morning as investors took their bets off the table in low-volume trade with many regional and overseas markets closed for public holidays, dealers said.

Posted: March 29th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Japanese shares open up 0.48 percent on weak yen

A man looks at the electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, as Japan's Nikkei surged 247.23 points, or 2.28 percent to 11,113.95, its highest level since April 2010. Asian stock markets rose Wednesday after strong US corporate earnings outweighed sagging consumer confidence.  AP PHOTO/ITSUO INOUYE

Japanese shares opened 0.48 percent higher Friday, as investors continued to rally around the yen’s depreciation.

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

Hong Kong stocks up 0.75 percent by the break

A man walks past a screen displaying stock index outside a local bank in Hong Kong. AP FILE PHOTO

Hong Kong shares rose 0.75 percent by the break on Friday after China released better-than-expected growth data for 2012.

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

Tokyo stocks open 1.72 percent higher

A man looks at the share price of Japan Airlines on an electronic stock board after a ceremony to mark its relisting at the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo. AP FILE PHOTO

Tokyo stocks opened 1.72 percent higher Friday after the dollar hit its highest level in more than two-and-a-half years against the yen.

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

Tokyo stocks open up 1.25 percent

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Tokyo stocks opened 1.25 percent higher on Friday as the yen plunged on expectations that the Bank of Japan would take further easing measures at a policy meeting in late January.

Posted: January 11th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Hong Kong stocks open up 0.26 percent

A man walks past a screen displaying stock index outside a local bank in Hong Kong. AP FILE PHOTO

Hong Kong shares rose 0.26 percent in early trade on Friday morning despite a lack of progress in Washington talks aimed at averting the fiscal cliff.

Posted: December 28th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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