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Asian Markets Rise as Japan Exceeds GDP Expectations

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets rose Monday, riding a global market rally and buoyed by news that Japan’s earthquake-battered economy shrank less than expected in the April to June period. Japan’s gross domestic product contracted 0.3 percent over the three months as manufacturers struggled with the effects of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. But that was […]

Asian Markets Higher

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets were higher in early trading Monday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index rose 1.37 percent , to close at 9,086. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index jumped 2.67 percent , to end at 20,143. Elsewhere, share prices were higher in Shanghai, Sydney, Wellington, Taipei and Manila. The dollar was selling at 76.89 yen in currency trading, […]

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Asian Markets Rise as Japan Exceeds GDP Expectations

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 12:15 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets trended upward Monday, riding a global market rally and buoyed by news that Japan’s earthquake-battered economy shrank less than expected in the April to June period. Japan’s gross domestic product contracted 0.3 percent over the three months as manufacturers struggled with the effects of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. But that […]

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Diplomat Sees US Focus Shifting from Mideast to Asia-Pacific

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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A leading U.S. diplomat says America must refocus from vexing near-term challenges in the Middle East to longer-term concerns in the Asia-Pacific region. Kurt Campbell, the assistant secretary of state for East Asia, made the remark in a newspaper interview published Monday in The Australian. He says the United States will not neglect its responsibilities […]

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Asian Markets Close Mostly Higher

Posted August 12th, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed mostly higher Friday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index dipped two-tenths of a percent , to close at 8,964. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rose a tenth of a percent , to end at 19,617. Elsewhere, share prices were higher in Shanghai, Sydney, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Wellington and Manila. Markets closed lower in […]

Asian Markets Mostly Higher

Posted August 12th, 2011 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets were mostly higher in early trading Friday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index dipped two-tenths of a percent , to close at 8,964. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rose a tenth of a percent , to end at 19,617. Elsewhere, share prices were higher in Sydney, Wellington and Manila. Taipei markets closed lower. The dollar […]

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Asia Markets Close Mixed

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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Major Asian stock markets closed mixed Thursday. Tokyo’s Nikkei dropped more than one-half of one percent to finish at 8,982. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index lost one percent to finish the day’s trading at 19,595. Share prices were higher in Bangkok, Jakarta, Manila, Seoul, Shanghai and Wellington, but lower in Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai, Singapore and […]

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Asian Stocks Mixed

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed mixed Thursday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index dropped more than one-half of one percent to finish at 8,982. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index lost one percent to finish the day’s trading at 19,595. Share prices were higher in Manila, Shanghai and Wellington, but lower in Taipei. Trading was virtually unchanged in Sydney. In […]

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Asia Markets Close Mostly Higher

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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Major Asian stock markets closed mostly higher Wednesday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained just over one percent to finish at 9,039. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index soared well over than two and one-quarter percent to finish the day’s trading at 19,784. Share prices were also higher in Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Mumbai, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney, […]

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Asian Stocks Higher

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed higher Wednesday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained just over one percent to finish at 9,039. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index soared well over than two and one-quarter percent to finish the day’s trading at 19,784. Share prices were also higher in Manila, Shanghai, Sydney, Taipei and Wellington. In currency trading, the dollar […]

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