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Asia’s Millionaire Total Tops Europe For First Time

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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A new study finds there are more millionaires in Asia than in Europe for the first time. The study released Thursday says there are now 3.3 million people in Asia with investable assets — not counting their primary homes — of $1 million or more. That exceeds the 3.1 million people in Europe and is […]

Asian Stocks Mixed

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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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 Shanghai and Wellington, but lower in Manila, Sydney and Taipei. In currency […]

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Asia Markets Close Mostly Higher

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Major Asian stock markets closed mostly higher Wednesday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained more than one and three-quarters percent to finish at 9,629. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index gained just a fraction of a percent to finish the day’s trading at 21,860. Share prices were higher in Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney and Taipei, […]

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Asian Stocks Mostly Higher

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 5:52 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed mostly higher Wednesday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained more than one and three-quarters percent to finish at 9,629. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index gained just a fraction of a percent to finish the day’s trading at 21,860. Share prices were higher in Manila, Shanghai, Sydney and Taipei, but lower in Wellington In […]

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Asian Stocks Mostly Higher

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 5:48 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed mostly higher Wednesday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained more than one and three-quarters percent to finish at 9,629. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index gained just a fraction of a percent to finish the day’s trading at 21,860. Share prices were higher in Manila, Shanghai, Sydney and Taipei, but lower in Wellington In […]

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Asian Stocks Mostly Higher

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed mostly higher Wednesday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained more than one and three-quarters percent to finish at 9,629. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index gained just a fraction of a percent to finish the day’s trading at 21,860. Share prices were higher in Manila, Shanghai, Sydney and Taipei, but lower in Wellington In […]

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ADB Urges Asian Nations to Boost Clean Energy Investments

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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The head of the Asian Development Bank is calling for governments in the region to take “radical steps” to increase energy efficiency and invest in renewable energy. ADB President Haruhiko Kuroda said Wednesday that a failure to address the need for energy security could cost Asia its hard-won progress in reducing poverty. Speaking in Manila, […]

Asia Markets Close Mostly Higher

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Major Asian stock markets closed higher Tuesday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained one and one-tenth percent to finish at 9,460. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index also rose one and one-tenth percent to finish the day’s trading at 21,851. Share prices were higher in Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Mumbai, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Taipei, but […]

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Asian Stocks Mostly Higher

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed mostly higher Tuesday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained one and one-tenth of a percent to finish at 9,460. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index also rose one and one-tenth of a percent to finish the day’s trading at 21,851. Share prices were higher in Shanghai, Sydney, Taipei and Manila, but lower in Wellington. […]

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Asian Markets Close Mostly Lower

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed mostly lower Monday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index rose a fraction of a percent to close at 9,354. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index lost four-tenths of a percent to end at 21,600. Elsewhere, share prices were lower in Shanghai, Taipei, Seoul, Sydney, Mumbai, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Wellington and Manila. Markets in Singapore and […]

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