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Millions Affected by Southeast Asia Flooding

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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. Death tolls are rising across Southeast Asia, where millions of people have been affected by flooding caused by powerful typhoons and record monsoon rains. Hundreds of people have now died in the Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Cambodian officials said Monday the worst flooding in 11 years has forced thousands of people to evacuate […]

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Asian Markets Mostly Higher

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets were mostly higher in trading Monday. Tokyo markets were closed Monday for a national holiday . Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rose slightly to end at 17,711. Elsewhere, share prices were higher in Taipei, Sydney and Manila. Markets closed lower in Shanghai and Wellington. The dollar was selling at 76.65 yen in […]

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Asian Markets Close Higher

Posted October 7th, 2011 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed higher Friday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained one percent , to close at 8,605. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index climbed 3.11 percent , to end at 17,707. Elsewhere, share prices were higher in Sydney, Mumbai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Wellington, Manila, Taipei and Seoul. Stocks slipped in Jakarta and Bangkok, while markets were […]

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Asian Markets Higher

Posted October 7th, 2011 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets were higher in early trading Friday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained one percent , to close at 8,605. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index climbed 3.11 percent , to end at 17,707. Elsewhere, share prices were higher in Taipei, Sydney, Manila and Wellington. Shanghai markets were closed for a holiday . The dollar was […]

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Asia Markets Close Higher

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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Major Asian stock markets closed higher Thursday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained 1.7 percent to finish at 8,522. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index soared 5.7 percent to finish the day’s trading at 17,172. Share prices were also higher in Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei and Wellington. The indexes in Mumbai and Shanghai […]

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Asian Stocks Trading Higher

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed higher Thursday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained nearly one and three-quarters percent to finish at 8,522. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rose nearly five and three-quarters percent to finish the day’s trading at 17,172. Share prices were also higher in Manila, Sydney, Taipei and Wellington. The Shanghai index remained closed on Thursday. […]

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Apple Users Across Asia Mourn Death of Jobs

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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The death of Apple founder Steve Jobs is being felt strongly in Asia, where the products he pioneered are largely made and immensely popular. Millions of tributes to Jobs appeared Thursday on microblog sites in China, where members of the world’s largest on-line community routinely line up for days to purchase each new Apple product. […]

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Asia Markets Close Mixed

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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Major Asian stock markets closed mixed Wednesday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index fell nearly one percent to finish at 8,383. Share prices were higher in Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney and Wellington, but lower in Manila, Mumbai, Seoul and Taiwan. The indexes in Hong Kong and Shanghai were closed. In currency trading, the U.S. dollar was selling […]

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Japan’s FM to Discuss Economic, Maritime Issues in SE Asia

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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Japan’s new foreign minister says he will travel next week to Southeast Asia, where he is expected to discuss economic and maritime issues ahead of an ASEAN summit next month. Koichiro Gemba, who was named as foreign minister last month, said Tuesday he will visit Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia from Tuesday to Friday next week. […]

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Hong Kong Leads Asian Markets in Broad Slump

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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Hong Kong’s stock index slumped to a two-and-a-half-year low Tuesday as concerns about the Greek debt crisis continued to play out in Asia. The Hang Seng index fell 3.4 percent after a fall of 4.38 percent Monday, hitting its lowest level since April 2009. The pessimism was felt across the region, with Japan’s Nikkei index […]

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