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Asian Markets Mostly Lower

Posted August 26th, 2011 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets were mostly lower in early trading 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, Wellington and Manila. Markets closed slightly higher in Taipei […]

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Asia Markets Close Mostly Higher

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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Major Asian stock markets closed mostly higher Thursday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained more than one and one-half percent to finish at 8,772. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rose nearly one and one-half percent to finish the day’s trading at 19,752. Share prices were higher in Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei and Wellington, but lower in […]

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Asian Stocks Mostly Higher

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed mostly higher Thursday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained more than one and one-half percent to finish at 8,772. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index earned nearly one and one-half percent to finish the day’s trading at 19,752. Share prices were higher in Shanghai, Sydney, Taipei and Wellington, but lower in Manila. In currency […]

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Asia Markets Close Lower

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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Major Asian stock markets closed lower Wednesday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index lost just over one percent to finish at 8,640, wiping out gains made early in the day’s trading. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index plunged just over two percent to finish the day’s trading at 19,467. Share prices were also lower in Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, […]

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Biden Thanks US Forces for Their Japanese Relief Efforts

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden wound up his Asian tour Wednesday by thanking U.S. service members and their families for their assistance to the Japanese people after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Mr. Biden expressed his appreciation to the service personnel at the Yokota Air Base outside Tokyo for helping to save countless lives. […]

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Biden Thanks US Forces for Their Japanese Relief Efforts

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden traveled to a U.S. air base outside Tokyo Wednesday to thank service members and their families for their assistance to the Japanese people after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Mr. Biden expressed his appreciation to the service personnel at the Yokota Air Base for “making America look as good […]

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Asian Stocks Lower Wednesday

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed lower Wednesday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index lost just over one percent to finish at 8,640, wiping out gains made early in the day’s trading. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index plunged just over two percent to finish the day’s trading at 19,467. Share prices were also lower in Manila, Shanghai, Sydney, Taipei and […]

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Biden Thanks US Forces for Their Japanese Relief Efforts

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden traveled to a U.S. air base outside Tokyo Wednesday to thank service members and their families for their assistance to the Japanese people after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The visit was Mr. Biden’s final stop before flying home at the end of a week-long trip that also took […]

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China, Japan, South Korea to Meet for Free Trade Talks

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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Officials from East Asia’s three largest economic powers — China, Japan and South Korea — will meet next week to discuss the feasibility of negotiating a free trade agreement. South Korea’s trade ministry said Wednesday that representatives from industry, government and academia will take part in the three-day meeting beginning next Wednesday in the Chinese […]

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Biden Wraps Up Asia Tour

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 10:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden is wrapping up his Asian tour Wednesday with a visit to U.S. Embassy workers in Tokyo and U.S. troops stationed at Yokota Air Base in Japan. He returns to Washington after a stop in Hawaii Thursday where he will deliver a speech at a Marine Corps base. While in Japan, […]

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