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Asian Markets Close Higher

Posted August 29th, 2011 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed higher Monday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index rose six-tenths of a percent to close at 8,851. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index climbed 1.5 percent to end at 19,871. Elsewhere, share prices were higher in Taipei, Kuala Lumpur, Wellington, Seoul, Sydney, Singapore, Mumbai and Bangkok. Shanghai stocks closed lower. Markets in Jakarta and Manila […]

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Typhoon Nanmadol Downgraded to Tropical Storm

Posted August 29th, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Typhoon Nanmadol produced torrential rains and winds of over 100 kilometers per hour as it powered across southern and eastern Taiwan Monday, shutting down schools and businesses and forcing the evacuation of thousands of people. It was downgraded to a tropical storm later Monday as it lost strength and moved out to sea. There were […]

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Asian Markets Mostly Higher

Posted August 29th, 2011 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets were mostly higher in trading Monday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index rose six-tenths of a percent to close at 8,851. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index climbed 1.5 percent to end at 19,871. Elsewhere, share prices were higher in Sydney, Wellington and Taipei, while stocks ended lower in Shanghai. Manila markets were closed for a […]

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Typhoon Nanmadol Hits Taiwan

Posted August 29th, 2011 at 1:05 am (UTC-5)
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Typhoon Nanmadol made landfall in southern Taiwan Monday, bringing high winds and torrential rains that shut down schools and businesses and forced the evacuation of thousands of people. The storm, with winds of over 100 kilometers per hour, hit the island just before dawn in Taitung county in the southeast and moved toward heavily populated […]

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Typhoon Kills 10 in Philippines, Stalks Taiwan

Posted August 28th, 2011 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Taiwan is bracing for a deadly typhoon headed north from the Philippines, where it lashed the main island of Luzon with torrential rains and high winds, leaving at least 10 people dead. The Typhoon Nanmadol is expected to make landfall in Taiwan Monday, striking near the port city of Khaosiung before raking the island’s eastern […]

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Typhoon Kills 8 in Philippines, Stalks Taiwan

Posted August 28th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Taiwan is bracing for a deadly typhoon headed north from the Philippines, where it lashed the main island of Luzon with days of torrential rains and high winds, killing at least eight people. Forecasters charted the slow-moving Typhoon Nanmadol about 200 kilometers south of Taipei early Monday, with evacuations of coastal areas under way. The […]

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Typhoon Kills 8 in Philippines, Heads for Taiwan

Posted August 28th, 2011 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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Taiwan is bracing for a deadly typhoon headed north from the Philippines, where it lashed the main island of Luzon with days of torrential rains and high winds, killing at least eight people. Late Sunday, forecasters placed the slow-moving Typhoon Nanmadol about 250 kilometers south of Taipei. Official media reported evacuations of coastal areas were […]

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Typhoon Kills 7 in Philippines, Heads for Taiwan

Posted August 28th, 2011 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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Taiwan’s weather bureau issued sea and land warnings Sunday, as slow-moving Typhoon Nanmadol moved away from the Philippines, leaving death and destruction in its wake. Taiwan weather officials say Nanmadol may not make landfall, but warn that the powerful storm is expected to move north along Taiwan’s eastern coast Monday and Tuesday on its way […]

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Typhoon Pounds Philippines On Way to Taiwan, Okinawa

Posted August 27th, 2011 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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A powerful Typhoon pounded the northern Philippines Saturday with heavy rains and high winds, prompting concerns of flooding and landslides. Philippine officials said Typhoon Nanmadol, with wind gusts reaching 230 kilometers per hour, was moving slowly over the northern province of Cagayan, slowed by a high-pressure area over Taiwan. Local officials have reported that two […]

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Asian Markets Close Mostly Lower

Posted August 26th, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed mostly lower Friday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained three-tenths of a percent , to close at 8,798. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index dropped nine-tenths of a percent , to end at 19,583. Elsewhere, share prices were lower in Shanghai, Sydney, Mumbai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Wellington and Manila. Markets closed higher in […]

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