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Oil prices mixed ahead of long Easter weekend

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Oil prices finished in mixed fashion Thursday ahead of the long Easter weekend as Russia and the West sought to defuse the escalating Ukraine crisis.

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

Oil prices down in Asian trade

An investor looks at the stock price monitor at a private securities company in Shanghai, China, Monday, July 29, 2013. Asian stock markets fell Monday as traders awaited a packed schedule of data releases this week in the US and a key meeting of the Federal Reserve.  AP PHOTO

Oil was lower in Asian trade on Tuesday as investors paused ahead of a US central bank meeting, hoping for clear signals on stimulus measures.

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

Oil prices up in Asia on Cyprus bailout deal

A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, March 18, 2013. Asian stock markets mostly rebounded on Tuesday while the yen fell against the dollar and euro as concerns over the eurozone abated on news Cyprus was reworking a controversial savings levy.  AP PHOTO/KOJI SASAHARA

Oil prices rose in Asian trade Monday after Cyprus and its international creditors struck a 10-billion-euro bailout deal, averting a collapse of the country’s banking system.

Posted: March 25th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Oil firms to roll back prices Monday

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Oil firms announced cuts in pump prices effective 12:01 a.m. Monday.

Posted: March 25th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Oil prices drop below $95 per barrel

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Oil fell below $95 a barrel Thursday as disagreement among U.S. Federal Reserve officials about its super easy monetary policy weighed on prices ahead of the release of a report on U.S. crude inventories.

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

Asian shares mixed, Nikkei ends flat as yen weakens

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A man looks at the share price of Japanese manufacturer GS Yuasa on the electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. Asian markets were mixed on Thursday, with Tokyo ending flat after a seesaw session that saw parts suppliers hit after global aviation agencies grounded Boeing's Dreamliner.  AP PHOTO/KOJI SASAHARA

Asian markets were mixed on Thursday, with Tokyo ending flat after a seesaw session that saw parts suppliers hit after global aviation agencies grounded Boeing’s Dreamliner.

Posted: January 18th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian shares lower, Tokyo hurt by rising yen

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A man walks past an electric stock price indicator in Tokyo, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. Asian shares mostly fell Wednesday on profit-taking after recent gains, with Tokyo suffering heavy losses as the yen rebounded strongly following weeks of steep declines. AP/SHIZUO KAMBAYASHI

Asian shares mostly fell Wednesday on profit-taking after recent gains, with Tokyo suffering heavy losses as the yen rebounded strongly following weeks of steep declines.

Posted: January 16th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Asian stocks mixed, Tokyo hits 32-month high

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A man walks by a screen showing the foreign currency exchange rates in downtown Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. Most Asian markets surrendered early gains.  AP PHOTO/LEE JIN-MAN

HONG KONG—Asian shares were mixed Tuesday on a lack of direction from Wall Street, but Tokyo hit a 32-month high on hopes for new central bank easing despite giving up early gains as the yen rebounded.   Some bourses advanced early in the session on reassurances from Fed chief Ben Bernanke that quantitative easing was [...]

Posted: January 16th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian stocks up, Shanghai jumps on regulator comments

A man walks by the electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. Asian shares were mostly higher Monday, led by a surge on the Shanghai index after the securities regulator raised hopes for increased foreign investment in China's stock market.  AP PHOTO/ITSUO INOUYE

Asian shares were mostly higher Monday, led by a surge on the Shanghai index after the securities regulator raised hopes for increased foreign investment in China’s stock market.

Posted: January 15th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian markets rise on upbeat China trade data

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A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013.  AP FILE PHOTO

HONG KONG—Asian markets climbed on Thursday after China released better-than-expected trade data that provide further evidence the world’s number two economy has emerged from a drawn-out slumber.   The Nikkei in Japan was also boosted by the continued weakness of the yen, while a rally on Wall Street capped a two-day losing streak and provided [...]

Posted: January 10th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian markets mostly up, weaker yen lifts Nikkei

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Asian markets were mostly higher on Wednesday, snapping a recent losing streak as the US corporate earnings season got off to a positive start with aluminium giant Alcoa reporting a large jump in profit.

Posted: January 10th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian markets lower as profit-taking offsets US data

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Workers of the Tokyo Stock Exchange react to the rise of the opening price at the first trading of the year on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Jan. 4, 2013. Asian markets mostly fell on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, as last week's gains prompted profit-taking, overshadowing Friday's Wall Street rally and upbeat US job-creation figures.  AP PHOTO/KOJI SASAHARA

Asian markets mostly fell on Monday as last week’s gains prompted profit-taking, overshadowing Friday’s Wall Street rally and upbeat US job-creation figures.

Posted: January 7th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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