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Asia Markets Close Mostly Higher

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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Major Asian stock markets closed mostly higher Tuesday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained nearly one and one-quarter percent to finish at 8,733. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index soared two percent to finish the day’s trading at 19,876. Share prices were higher in Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei and Manila, but lower in Bangkok […]

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Biden Promises Continued Help With Japanese Rebuilding Effort

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden praised the courage and resolve of the Japanese people as he visited areas devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Speaking at the airport in the hard-hit city of Sendai Tuesday, Mr. Biden said he was “humbled” by what he was seeing. He walked through some devastated areas and […]

Biden Promises Continued Help With Japanese Rebuilding Effort

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Joe Biden praised the courage and resolve of the Japanese people as he visited areas devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Speaking at the airport in the hard-hit city of Sendai Tuesday, Mr. Biden said he was “humbled” by what he was seeing. He walked through some devastated areas and met […]

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Asian Stocks Mostly Higher

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed mostly higher Tuesday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained nearly one and one-quarter percent to finish at 8,733. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index soared two percent to finish the day’s trading at 19,876. Share prices were higher in Shanghai, Sydney, Taipei and Manila, but lower in Wellington. In currency trading, the dollar was […]

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Biden Promises Continued Help With Japanese Rebuilding Effort

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 1:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden discussed the progress on Japan’s reconstruction Tuesday ahead of a visit to view earthquake damage in the northeastern city of Sendai. At a morning meeting in Tokyo, Prime Minister Naoto Kan thanked Biden for the “enormous assistance” already provided by the United States, including the deployment of a naval task […]

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Biden Begins Visit to Japan

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 9:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is beginning a visit to Japan, the last stop on his Asia trip, which has already taken him to China and Mongolia. Biden will meet with Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan Tuesday for talks on cooperation toward rebuilding the areas of Japan that were hit by a devastating earthquake and […]

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Asian Markets Close Mostly Lower

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed mostly lower Monday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index dropped one percent to close at 8,628. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was up half a percent to end at 19,487. Elsewhere, share prices were lower in Shanghai, Taipei, Seoul, Sydney, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Jakarta and Manila. Markets closed higher in Mumbai and Wellington. The […]

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Biden Visits Mongolia to Boost Trade and Encourage Democracy

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden praised Mongolia’s transition to democracy Monday during a 1-day visit that featured talks on closer economic and defense cooperation. Biden arrived in Ulan Bator after a 5-day trip to China. He is the first U.S. vice president to visit Mongolia since 1944, though former president George W. Bush made a […]

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Asian Markets Mostly Lower

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets were mostly lower in trading Monday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index dropped one percent to close at 8,628. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was up half a percent to end at 19,487. Elsewhere, share prices were lower in Shanghai, Sydney, Taipei and Manila. Wellington stocks edged up. The dollar was selling at 76.82 yen in […]

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Biden Visits Mongolia to Boost Trade and Encourage Democracy

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has arrived in Mongolia for a 1-day visit that officials say will feature talks with the nation’s leaders on closer economic and defense cooperation. Biden arrived at midday Monday after a 5-day trip to China. He is the first U.S. vice president to visit Mongolia since 1944, though former president […]

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