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Asia Markets Close Mixed

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Major Asian stock markets closed mixed Tuesday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained a fraction of one percent to finish at 9,972. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index lost one-tenth of one percent to finish the day’s trading at 22,748. Share prices were higher in Manila, Seoul, Shanghai and Taipei, but lower in Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai, […]

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Asian Stocks Close Mixed

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed mixed Tuesday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained a fraction of one percent to finish at 9,972. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index lost one-tenth of one percent to finish the day’s trading at 22,748. Share prices were higher in Manila, Shanghai and Taipei, but lower in Sydney and Wellington. In currency trading, the […]

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Asian Markets Higher

Posted July 4th, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets were higher in trading Monday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index rose one percent to close at 9,965. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index jumped one-and-two-thirds percent to end at 22,770. Elsewhere, share prices were higher in Shanghai, Sydney, Wellington, Taipei and Manila. The dollar was selling at 80.62 yen in currency trading, down two-tenths of […]

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Asian Markets Close Mostly Higher

Posted July 1st, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed mostly higher Friday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained half a percent , to close at 9,868. Hong Kong markets were closed for a holiday . Elsewhere, share prices were higher in Taipei, Seoul, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Wellington and Manila. Markets closed lower in Shanghai, Sydney and Mumbai. Bangkok markets were closed […]

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Asian Markets Mostly Higher

Posted July 1st, 2011 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets were mostly higher in early trading Friday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained half a percent , to close at 9,868. Hong Kong markets were closed for a holiday . Elsewhere, share prices were higher in Taipei, Wellington and Manila. Markets closed lower in Shanghai and Sydney. In currency trading, the dollar was selling […]

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Asia Markets Close Higher

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Major Asian stock markets closed higher Thursday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained nearly one-quarter of one percent to finish at 9,816. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rose just over one and one-half percent to finish the day’s trading at 23,398. Share prices were also higher in Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei […]

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Asian Stocks Higher

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed higher Thursday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained nearly one-quarter of one percent to finish at 9,816. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rose just over one and one-half percent to finish the day’s trading at 23,398. Share prices were also higher in Manila, Shanghai, Sydney, Taipei and Wellington. In currency trading, the dollar […]

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UN Agency Warns of Electoral Violence in Asia

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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A United Nations agency is calling for strong oversight and other measures to strengthen election credibility in Asia, saying the risk of electoral violence is high in the region. In a report released Wednesday, the U.N. Development Program says even the suspicion of election fraud can be enough to spark violence in democracies where the […]

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Asia Markets Close Mostly Higher

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Major Asian stock markets closed mostly higher Wednesday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index rose just over one and one-half percent to finish at 9,797. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index closed at 22,061, virtually unchanged from Tuesday. Share prices were higher in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney and Taipei, but lower in Manila, Shanghai and Wellington. […]

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Asian Nations Are Urged to Address Disasters Together

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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A United Nations agency says Asian nations must work together to reduce the impact of increasingly severe weather events and natural disasters that threaten the region’s economic recovery. Nagesh Kumar, the deputy chief of the U.N. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, issued the warning Wednesday to delegates from 31 Asian nations […]

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