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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 shares open 1.18 percent higher

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

Japanese shares opened 1.18 percent higher on Friday following a rally on European markets after the eurozone and British central banks signalled that easy-money policies will remain in place.

Posted: July 5th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Japanese stocks open 1.09 percent lower

A man checks his cell phone outside a securities firm in Tokyo on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Asian markets climbed Tuesday following a big sell-off in the previous session, with Shanghai leading the rebound as China's annual parliamentary gathering kicked off.  AP PHOTO/JUNJI KUROKAWA

Tokyo stocks opened 1.09 percent lower on Friday due to uncertainty over the Cyprus banking crisis and a higher yen.

Posted: March 22nd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Tokyo stocks open up 0.82 percent

People walk past an electronic board showing the Nikkei 225 index, outside a securities company in Tokyo, Thursday, March 7, 2013.  AP

Tokyo stocks opened 0.82 percent higher on Friday, taking its cue from the United States after Wall Street hit an all-time high.

Posted: March 8th, 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 »

Tokyo stocks open 1.72 percent higher

A man looks at the share price of Japan Airlines on an electronic stock board after a ceremony to mark its relisting at the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo. AP FILE PHOTO

Tokyo stocks opened 1.72 percent higher Friday after the dollar hit its highest level in more than two-and-a-half years against the yen.

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

Tokyo stocks leap 3 percent in early trade

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Tokyo stocks jumped more than three percent on Friday, the first day of 2013 trading, following global rallies on a US deal to avert a “fiscal cliff” of tax hikes and huge spending cuts.

Posted: January 4th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Tokyo stocks open up 1.14 percent

A man looks at the share price of Japan Airlines on an electronic stock board after a ceremony to mark its relisting at the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo. AP FILE PHOTO

Tokyo stocks opened 1.14 percent higher on Friday after gains on Wall Street on solid US economic data.

Posted: November 2nd, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Tokyo stocks down 0.14 percent by noon

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Tokyo stocks slipped 0.14 percent Friday morning with selling on recent gains partly offset by a weaker yen.

Posted: October 26th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Tokyo shares close 0.15% lower

A man looks at the share price of Japan Airlines on an electronic stock board after a ceremony to mark its relisting at the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo. AP FILE PHOTO

Tokyo shares closed 0.15 percent lower on Friday, hit by sharp falls in mobile carrier Softbank and clothing company Fast Retailing.

Posted: October 12th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Japan’s Softbank plunges 17 percent on Sprint takeover talks

Shares in Japanese mobile carrier Softbank plunged nearly 17 percent by Friday’s close on concerns about the size of a possible multi-billion-dollar takeover of US giant Sprint Nextel.

Posted: October 12th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Tokyo stocks up 0.42 percent in morning trade

A man quenches thirst as he looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo on Aug. 3, 2012. Tokyo was down 0.95 percent to 8,983.78 on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, as Asian markets fell after Wall Street closed flat in response to a mixed bag of US economic data.  AP PHOTO/KOJI SASAHARA

Tokyo stocks rose 0.42 percent Friday morning, propped up by a weaker yen and better-than-expected US economic data.

Posted: October 5th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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