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Asian Stocks Mixed

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed mixed Wednesday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index soared 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 Sydney and Taipei, but lower in Manila, Shanghai and Wellington. In currency trading, the dollar was selling at […]

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Asia Markets Close Mostly Higher

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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Major Asian stock markets closed higher Tuesday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained nearly three-quarters of one percent to finish at 9,649. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rose nearly one-tenth of one percent to finish the day’s trading at 22,062. Share prices were also higher in Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei and […]

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Asian Stocks Higher

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed higher Tuesday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained nearly three-quarters of one percent to finish at 9,649. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rose nearly one-tenth of one percent to finish the day’s trading at 22,062. Share prices were also higher in Manila, Shanghai, Sydney, Taipei and Wellington. In currency trading, the dollar was […]

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US Ranks Burma, N. Korea, PNG, Micronesia Poor on Human Trafficking

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has ranked Burma, North Korea, Micronesia and Papua New Guinea with the poorest record for fighting human trafficking among Southeast Asian countries, while saying South Korea and Taiwan fully comply with human trafficking standards. In its annual report issued Monday, the State Department kept North Korea in the so-called Tier Three among […]

Asian Stock Markets Close Mostly Lower

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed mostly lower Monday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index dropped one percent to close at 9,578. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index fell six-tenths of a percent to end at 22,042. Elsewhere, share prices were lower in Taipei, Seoul, Sydney, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Jakarta, Wellington and Manila. Markets closed higher in Shanghai and Mumbai. […]

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Asian Markets Mostly Lower

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 4:40 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 9,578. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index fell six-tenths of a percent to end at 22,042. Elsewhere, share prices were lower in Taipei, Sydney, Wellington and Manila. Shanghai markets closed slightly higher. The dollar was selling at 80.78 […]

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Typhoon Sweeps Across South Korea, Killing 7

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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Disaster officials say at least six people are dead and several others missing after a powerful typhoon swept across South Korea. A search-and-rescue official and a student are reported among the dead. Typhoon Meari skirted the west coast of the country Sunday, forcing the cancelation of dozens of domestic flights, knocking out power and flooding […]

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Asian Markets Close Mostly Higher

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed mostly higher Friday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained nine-tenths of a percent , to close at 9,679. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index jumped 1.90 percent , to end at 22,172. Elsewhere, share prices were higher in Shanghai, Seoul, Sydney, Mumbai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Jakarta and Manila. Markets closed lower in Taipei […]

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Asian Markets Mostly Higher

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets were mostly higher in early trading Friday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained nine-tenths of a percent , to close at 9,679. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index jumped 1.90 percent , to end at 22,172. Elsewhere, share prices were higher in Shanghai, Sydney and Manila. Markets closed lower in Taipei and Jakarta. The dollar […]

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Asia Markets Close Mixed

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Major Asian stock markets closed mixed Thursday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index lost more than one-quarter of one percent to finish at 9,597. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index lost almost one-half of one percent to finish the day’s trading at 21,759. Share prices were higher in Jakarta, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore and Wellington, but lower in Bangkok, Kuala […]

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