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Asian Markets Close Mostly Lower

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed mostly lower Friday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index lost two-thirds of a percent , to close at 9,492. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index dropped 1.31 percent , to end at 22,950. Elsewhere, share prices were lower in Seoul, Sydney, Mumbai, Singapore, Bangkok, Wellington and Manila. Markets closed higher in Shanghai, Taipei, Kuala Lumpur […]

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Gates Meets with U.S. Allies at Asian Security Conference

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. and Chinese defense chiefs said Friday that military relations between the two countries had made some progress and are moving in a positive direction. U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates and his Chinese counterpart, General Liang Guanglie made the statement Friday in Singapore, where they held talks ahead of the start of the Shangri-La Dialogue […]

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Asian Markets Mostly Lower

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets were mostly lower in early trading Friday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index lost two-thirds of a percent , to close at 9,492. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index dropped 1.31 percent , to end at 22,950. Elsewhere, share prices were higher in Shanghai and Taipei. Markets closed lower in Sydney, Wellington and Manila. In currency […]

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Gates Meets with U.S. Allies at Asian Security Conference

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 1:45 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is meeting with several of his Asian counterparts Friday in Singapore, ahead of the start of the Shangri-La Dialogue security conference. After meeting with Singapore Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen, the two issued a joint statement praising what they called their two countries’ excellent and longstanding bilateral defense relationship. Ng […]

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Asia Markets Close Mostly Lower

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Major Asian stock markets closed mostly lower Thursday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index dropped nearly one and three-quarter percent to finish at 9,555. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index lost just over one and one-half percent to finish the day’s trading at 23,254. Share prices were also lower in Bangkok, Mumbai, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei and Wellington, […]

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Asian Stocks Mostly Lower

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed mostly lower Thursday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index dropped nearly one and three-quarter percent to finish at 9,555. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index lost just over one and one-half percent to finish the day’s trading at 23,254. Share prices were also lower in Shanghai, Sydney, Taipei and Wellington, but higher in Manila. In […]

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US Stresses Commitment to Afghanistan, Central Asia

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A senior U.S. official has underscored the U.S. commitment to Afghanistan and to a long-term relationship with Central Asia during a three-day trip to Afghanistan and Uzbekistan. In Tashkent Tuesday, U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough met with Uzbek President Islam Karimov, who said relations with the United States are developing stably and consistently […]

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Asia Markets Close Mixed

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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Major Asian stock markets closed mostly higher Wednesday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained more than one-quarter of one percent to finish at 9,720. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index lost nearly one-quarter of one percent to finish the day’s trading at 23,626. Share prices were higher in Manila, Mumbai, Singapore, Taipei and Wellington, but lower in Bangkok, […]

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Asian Stocks Mixed

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed mixed Wednesday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained more than one-quarter of one percent to finish at 9,720. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index lost nearly one-quarter of one percent to finish the day’s trading at 23,626. Share prices were higher in Manila, Taipei and Wellington. Trading was either flat or unchanged in Shanghai […]

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Gates to Stress US Commitment to Asia at Singapore Forum

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he will stress America’s continuing commitment to Asia during an upcoming security forum in Singapore. Gates spoke to reporters in Hawaii during a stopover on his way to the Shangri La Dialogue, which will be attended by defense ministers and military chiefs from across the Asia-Pacific region. China is […]

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