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Asia Markets Close Higher

Posted October 27th, 2011 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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Major Asian stock markets closed higher Thursday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained two percent to finish at 8,927. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index soared three and one-quarter percent to finish the day’s trading at 19,689. Share prices were also higher in Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei and Wellington. No trading was […]

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Asian Stocks Higher

Posted October 27th, 2011 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed higher Thursday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained just over two percent to finish at 8,927. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index soared three and one-quarter percent to finish the day’s trading at 19,689. Share prices were also higher in Manila, Shanghai, Sydney, Taipei and Wellington. In currency trading, the dollar was selling at […]

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Evacuation Orders Issued as Bangkok Facing Massive Flooding

Posted October 27th, 2011 at 1:35 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in the Thai capital Bangkok are urging residents of two outlying districts inundated with flood waters to evacuate their homes and take refuge in nearby shelters. Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra issued the warning late Wednesday for residents in the Don Muang and Bang Phalad districts, both of which are nearly completely submerged. The airport […]

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Thai Government Orders Holiday So Residents Can Evacuate Flood

Posted October 26th, 2011 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Thailand’s government has ordered a five-day holiday for much of the country so that residents in and near Bangkok can escape what authorities say is an imminent massive flood. Tens of thousands of people packed roads Wednesday in whatever vehicles they could find. Store shelves were empty with some supermarkets rationing bottled water and other […]

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Thai Navy Deploys to Help Save Bangkok From Floods

Posted October 26th, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Thailand are turning to desperate measures as they try to prevent the Chao Praya River from overflowing its banks and inundating central Bangkok. The Thai navy has deployed a fleet of ships to the Chao Praya and other rivers, where they are using their propellers to try to speed the flow of water […]

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Panetta, in Seoul, Affirms Commitment to South Korea’s Defense

Posted October 26th, 2011 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has reaffirmed the American commitment to protect South Korea against provocations from the North. Panetta’s comments came Wednesday, in an address to U.S. troops shortly after arriving in Seoul on the final leg of an Asian tour. His address echoed comments in an essay published Wednesday in a major South […]

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Asian Markets Close Higher

Posted October 26th, 2011 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed mostly higher Wednesday. In Asia, Tokyo’s Nikkei index lost two-tenths of a percent to close at 8,748. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index was up half of a percent to end at 19,066. Elsewhere, markets were higher in Seoul, Singapore, Mumbai, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Shanghai, Taipei and Wellington, but lower in Manila […]

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Thai Navy Deploys to Help Save Bangkok From Floods

Posted October 26th, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Thailand are turning to desperate measures as they try to prevent the Chao Praya River from overflowing its banks and inundating central Bangkok. The Thai navy has deployed a fleet of ships to the Chao Praya and other rivers, where they are using their propellers to try to speed the flow of water […]

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Asian Markets Mostly Higher

Posted October 26th, 2011 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets were higher in trading Wednesday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained just over one-tenth of a percent to close at 8,772. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index was up nearly half of a percent to end at 19051. Elsewhere markets were higher in Shanghai, Taipei and Wellington, but lower in Manila. The dollar was selling […]

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Thai Navy Deploys to Help Save Bangkok From Floods

Posted October 26th, 2011 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Thailand are turning to desperate measures as they try to prevent the Chao Praya River from overflowing its banks and inundating central Bangkok. The Thai navy has deployed a fleet of ships to the Chao Praya and other rivers, where they are using their propellers to try to speed the flow of water […]

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