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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

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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 »

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