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Tokyo stocks up 0.71 percent by break

A woman walks by an electric stock board outside a securities firm on April 18, 2014, in Tokyo. AP FILE PHOTO

Tokyo stocks rose 0.71 percent Thursday morning, tracking a rise on Wall Street after the Federal Reserve said the US economy was picking up.

Posted: May 1st, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian shares rise despite weak China data

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Asian markets climbed Monday as investors brushed off fresh evidence indicating that China’s manufacturing sector is shrinking, while some analysts said it could prompt lawmakers to loosen monetary policy.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories,Stocks | Read More »

Asian shares mixed as eyes turn on Fed meeting

A man walks past a world stock price chart on a street in Tokyo on March 10, 2014 Asia's markets were mixed in edgy trade on Wednesday, March 19, after Russia ratcheted up tensions in Eastern Europe by formally absorbing Crimea from Ukraine.  AP PHOTO/EUGENE HOSHIKO

Asia’s markets were mixed in edgy trade on Wednesday after Russia ratcheted up tensions in Eastern Europe by formally absorbing Crimea from Ukraine.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Yellen to put Fed’s new leadership on display

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, as she testifies before the Senate Banking Committee to deliver the semiannual Monetary Policy Report to Congress. AP FILE PHOTO

The Janet Yellen era at the Federal Reserve begins in earnest this week with a two-day meeting, a policy statement and fresh economic forecasts. Yet all that will be a prelude to the marquee event: Yellen’s first news conference as Fed chair.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

BSP chief calls for calm in markets

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BSP Governor Amando M. Tetangco Jr.: Room to keep rates low is ‘narrower’. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The central bank has called for calm in financial markets following statements by the United States’ top monetary official emphasizing the need for continued stimulus to support the American economy.

Posted: February 13th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

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