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World stocks subdued, Nikkei flat on profit taking

A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo Friday morning, April 11, 2014. Asia's markets were mixed on Monday, April 14, following another heavy sell-off on Wall Street while concerns over the crisis in Ukraine resurfaced.  AP PHOTO/KOJI SASAHARA

World stocks were subdued Thursday ahead of a long weekend for many markets, with Japan’s Nikkei faltering as investors locked in profits after a strong rally.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asia stocks fail to match Wall Street gains

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Asian stock markets were mostly lower Thursday, with Japan’s Nikkei leading the retreat as investors locked in profits after a strong rally.

Posted: April 17th, 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 »

Tokyo stocks down 0.74 percent by break

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 down 0.74 percent by the break, as Sony shares dived after the electronics giant slashed its full-year outlook.

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

Tokyo stocks open 1.28 percent higher

A woman walks outside a securities firm in Tokyo Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. Asian markets were weaker Monday after heated political rhetoric from the US raised worries that the partial shutdown of the American government could bring the world's largest economy close to defaulting on its debt.  AP PHOTO/JUNJI KUROKAWA

Tokyo stocks opened 1.28 percent higher on Friday after Wall Street rallied on hopes that Washington might make progress in breaking its on-going budget impasse.

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

Global stocks jittery after US government shutdown

A woman walks past a screen showing the world stock index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. The Asian Development Bank cut its economic growth forecast for developing Asia on Wednesday, citing weakness in region's two largest economies China and India and jitters over plans to scale back U.S. stimulus that destabilized financial markets. AP

Global stocks remained jittery Wednesday on fears that a partial shutdown of the U.S. government could undermine the country’s fragile economic recovery.

Posted: October 2nd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian stocks quiet on Washington shutdown worries

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Asian stocks were mostly down in early Monday trading, though only slightly, as jittery investors watched the United States government near a shutdown.

Posted: September 30th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Tokyo stocks flat by noon

People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo Monday, July 1, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

Tokyo stocks finished the morning session flat on Friday, erasing earlier losses, after Wall Street vaulted to new records and as the yen weakened against the dollar.

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

Tokyo’s Nikkei stock index closes 3.51 percent higher

A man checks his mobile phone in front of the electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Asian markets mostly rose Wednesday as dealers welcomed another batch of strong US data while China's central bank said it had moved to ease a liquidity crisis that has gripped the country's financial markets.  AP PHOTO/ITSUO INOUYE

Tokyo stocks jumped 3.51 percent Friday as Japan’s premier bourse got a boost from a weaker yen and following comments from US Federal Reserve officials aimed at soothing concerns over its stimulus programe.

Posted: June 28th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Tokyo stocks down 0.87 percent by break

Pedestrians walk past a share price board in Tokyo on May 30, 2013. Tokyo stocks tumbled more than three percent in opening trade May 30 after falls on Wall Street and the dollar's drop against the yen. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 3.12 percent, or 446.53 points, to 13,879.93 in the first few minutes of trading.  AFP/ KAZUHIRO NOGI

Tokyo stocks fell 0.87 percent on Friday morning, extending the previous day’s losses and following a slump on Wall Street driven by fears the US Federal Reserve will begin belt-tightening later in the year.

Posted: June 21st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian markets down on concern about Japan, US

Tokyo electronic stock board AP PHOTO

Asian stocks fell Wednesday amid concern about a lack of new Japanese moves to calm bond markets and uncertainty about the outlook for US monetary policy.

Posted: June 12th, 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 »

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