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Asian Markets Close Mixed

Posted July 15th, 2011 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed mixed Friday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained four-tenths of a percent , to close at 9,974. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index lost three-tenths of a percent , to end at 21,875. Elsewhere, share prices were higher in Shanghai, Taipei, Seoul, Jakarta and Manila. Stocks closed lower in Sydney, Mumbai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur […]

Asian Markets Mixed

Posted July 15th, 2011 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets were mixed in early trading Friday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained four-tenths of a percent , to close at 9,974. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index lost three-tenths of a percent , to end at 21,875. Elsewhere, share prices were higher in Shanghai, Taipei and Manila. Markets closed lower in Sydney and Wellington. The […]

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Asia Markets Close Mixed

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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Major Asian stock markets closed mixed Thursday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index lost just over one-quarter of one percent to finish at 9,936. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index gained a fraction of one percent to finish the day’s trading at 21,940. Share prices were higher in Bangkok, Jakarta, Manila, Mumbai, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, but lower in Kuala […]

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Mullen Warns South Korea of Continued Threat from North

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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America’s highest ranking military officer says North Korea poses a “very real” threat to South Korea. Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters in Seoul Thursday the isolated regime has shown no signs of easing in its pursuit of nuclear weapons. Mullen made the remarks after attending the […]

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Asian Stocks Mixed

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed mixed Thursday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index lost just over one-quarter of one percent to finish at 9,936. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index gained a fraction of one percent to finish the day’s trading at 21,940. Share prices were higher in Manila and Shanghai, but lower in Sydney, Taipei and Wellington. In currency […]

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Mullen Attends Korea Command Change After Successful China Tour

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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America’s highest ranking military officer is in South Korea for the inauguration of a new commander of U.S. forces in the country. Joint Chiefs Chairman Mike Mullen traveled to Seoul after a four-day to visit to China, in which he was given rare access to that country’s nuclear missile and submarine bases. In South Korea […]

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Asia Markets Close Mostly Higher

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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Major Asian stock markets closed mostly higher Wednesday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained nearly four-tenths of one percent to finish at 9,963. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index was up nearly one and one-quarter percent to finish the day’s trading at 21,927. Share prices were also higher in Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Mumbai, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore […]

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Asian Stocks Mostly Higher

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets mostly higher in early trading Wednesday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained nearly four-tenths of one percent to finish at 9,963. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index was up nearly one and one-quarter percent to finish the day’s trading at 21,927. Share prices were also higher in Manila, Shanghai and Sydney, but lower in Taipei […]

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Clinton Announces Travel to Indonesia, Hong Kong

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 9:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will travel to Indonesia and Hong Kong later this month. The State Department says Clinton will arrive in Bali July 21 and will attend the annual gathering of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. A State Department spokeswoman says the visit demonstrates the U.S. commitment to […]

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Asia Markets Close Lower

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Major Asian stock markets closed lower Tuesday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index dropped nearly one and one-half percent to finish at 9,926. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index plunged over three percent to finish the day’s trading at 21,663. Share prices were lower in Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Mumbai, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei and Wellington. In […]

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