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Asian shares mostly up, but yen sinks Tokyo

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Asia’s markets mostly rose on Wednesday following a slight rebound on Wall Street but Tokyo took another hit from a stronger yen.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian shares slip after Wall Street sell-off

A man looks at an electronic stock price indicator in Tokyo on Monday, April 7, 2014. Internet and technology stocks tumbled across Asia on Monday as a sell-off spread from Wall Street where investors knocked down such companies over worries about excessively high valuations.  AP PHOTO/SHIZUO KAMBAYASHI

Asian markets retreated Monday, taking their lead from a heavy sell-off on Wall Street despite a healthy US jobs report, while the dollar struggled to regain losses suffered against the yen at the end of last week.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian shares mostly up after new Wall St. record

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Asian markets mostly rose Thursday following another record close on Wall Street as US private jobs growth picked up, but Shanghai gave up early gains despite China unveiling a mini-stimulus program.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian shares climb on strong manufacturing reports

People walk past an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Asian stock markets pushed higher Wednesday on signs of a pickup in the US economy and expectations of further stimulus in Japan.  AP PHOTO/EUGENE HOSHIKO

Asian markets enjoyed a healthy rally on Wednesday following positive manufacturing data from the United States and Europe, while Tokyo was also boosted as the dollar pushed toward the 104-yen level.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian shares mixed following China, Japan data

People stand in front of an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo on March 20, 2014. Asian markets were mixed Tuesday, April 1, as official data showed a slight pick-up in Chinese manufacturing while a closely watched survey showed Japanese business confidence at a more than six-year high.  AP PHOTO/KOJI SASAHARA

Asian markets were mixed Tuesday as official data showed a slight pick-up in Chinese manufacturing while a closely watched survey showed Japanese business confidence at a more than six-year high.

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

Asian shares mostly up after Wall St. gains

A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo on Thursday, March 20, 2014. Asian markets mostly rose Monday, March 31, following a rally on Wall Street as attention turns to the release of key data from Japan and the United States later in the week.  AP PHOTO/KOJI SASAHARA

Asian markets mostly rose Monday following a rally on Wall Street as attention turns to the release of key data from Japan and the United States later in the week.

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

Asian shares broadly up after Wall St. rally

A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, March 20, 2014. Asian stocks inched down Thursday after comments from the new head of the Federal Reserve suggested U.S. interest rates could rise sooner than financial markets were anticipating. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Asian markets mostly rose Wednesday following a rally on Wall Street as dealers welcomed a better-than-expected jump in US consumer confidence to a six-year high, while there was muted response to a missile test by North Korea.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian shares mostly lower after US, Europe losses

People stand in front of an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo on March 20, 2014. Asian markets were mostly down Tuesday, March 25, as traders booked profits after the previous day's rally, while Wall Street provided another negative lead in response to anemic US and Chinese manufacturing data.  AP PHOTO/KOJI SASAHARA

Asian markets were mostly down Tuesday as traders booked profits after the previous day’s rally, while Wall Street provided another negative lead in response to anemic US and Chinese manufacturing data.

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

Asian shares down after Yellen hints at rate hike

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

Asian markets fell on Thursday after the head of the US Federal Reserve hinted that the central bank could raise interest rates sooner than expected.

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

Asian shares up after Wall Street rally

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Asian markets rose on Tuesday following a Wall Street rally as traders shrugged off growing tensions between the West and Russia following Crimea’s vote for Kremlin rule.

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

Asian shares mostly up but China data hits sentiment

A woman walks by a securities firm in Tokyo on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Asian markets were mostly higher on Thursday but sentiment took a hit after China released another batch of disappointing data, adding to fears about growth in the economic giant.  AP PHOTO/JUNJI KUROKAWA

Asian markets were mostly higher on Thursday but sentiment took a hit after China released another batch of disappointing data, adding to fears about growth in the economic giant.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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