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Asian shares mostly higher as Ukraine fears recede

A man uses a mobile phone in front of a securities firm's electronic stock board in Tokyo on Feb. 24, 2014. Asian stock markets mostly rose Wednesday, March 5, following a global rally on easing fears about Ukraine after Russian President Vladimir Putin played down the prospect of war.  AP PHOTO/SHIZUO KAMBAYASHI

A sense of relief over the easing of tensions in the Ukraine that boosted global stocks overnight lifted shares in Asia in early Wednesday trading.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

World stocks fall on unexpected dip in US economy

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Trader Michael Mozian works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. Stocks are falling after the government revealed that economic growth shrank in the final quarter of 2012, the first time that's happened in more than three years. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

An unexpected contraction in the U.S. economy at the end of 2012 sent world stock markets into retreat Thursday.

Posted: January 31st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

World stocks tentative ahead of Europe data

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A man looks at his cellphone at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. Asian stock markets were mostly higher Thursday, supported by Congress averting a U.S. government default and a pickup in China's manufacturing in January. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

World stock markets were mixed Thursday, with Asian markets supported by a pickup in China’s factory production ahead of the release of manufacturing and services sector data in Europe.

Posted: January 24th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asia stocks rise on signs of improving US economy

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A man watches an electric price display of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. Japan’s benchmark index toppled off a 32-month high Wednesday after its currency’s downward slide went into reverse. AP/Shizuo Kambayashi

Asian stock markets rose Thursday after a Federal Reserve survey found the U.S. economy improved in 2012 and earnings from a handful of big banks far exceeded expectations.

Posted: January 17th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Asia stocks jump as US staves off ‘fiscal cliff’

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Stock markets in Asia registered relief Wednesday over the U.S. congressional vote to stop hundreds of billions of dollars in automatic tax increases and spending cuts that risked plunging the world’s biggest economy into recession.

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

World stocks down as global growth woes intensify

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World stocks fell Monday as Europe’s debt crisis continued to roil markets and the World Bank cut its growth forecasts for Asia.

Posted: October 8th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Global economic uncertainty hurts stocks

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An investor looks at a stock price monitor at a private securities company Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, in Shanghai, China. Global financial markets fell Tuesday amid uncertainty over what authorities in the US, China and Europe might do to help the slowing world economy.  AP PHOTO

Global financial markets fell Tuesday amid uncertainty over what authorities in the US, China and Europe might do to help the slowing world economy.

Posted: September 4th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Oil falls to below $104 as US crude supplies jump

Oil prices fell to below $104 a barrel Wednesday in Asia after a report showed a larger than expected U.S. crude supply jump, suggesting demand may remain weak.

Posted: April 4th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Billions lost as fears of global recession hit world markets

World markets buckled under a frenzied sell-off on Thursday as investors panicked the global economy was headed for another recession, one which policymakers may be ill-equipped to prevent.

Posted: September 24th, 2011 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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