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Oil prices mixed in Asia trade

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Oil prices were mixed in Asian trade Friday after posting solid gains in New York on optimism over US economic growth and concerns about supply disruptions in Nigeria.

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

Tokyo stocks open down 0.32 percent

A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo on Thursday, March 20, 2014. Asian stocks inched down Thursday after comments from the new head of the Federal Reserve suggested US interest rates could rise sooner than financial markets were anticipating.  AP FILE PHOTO

Tokyo stocks opened 0.32 percent lower on Friday after a lackluster performance on Wall Street and as the yen inched higher on upbeat data that showed Japan’s bid to reach lasting inflation was gathering steam.

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

Growth seen staying within gov’t target range for 2014

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Economic growth may have slowed down since the start of 2014, but leading indicators still point to an expansion within the government’s more ambitious target for the year.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Indicator points to growth slowdown

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The composite leading economic indicator (LEI) for the first quarter dropped from the figures recorded previously, signaling a potential slowdown of economic growth in the first three months.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Dollar firms in Asia after US growth data

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The dollar rose in Asia Friday following better-than-forecast US growth figures, which also eased concerns about emerging markets after a heavy sell-off this week.

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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