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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 »

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