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Asian Stock Markets Higher

Posted October 24th, 2011 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets were higher in trading Monday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index rose 1.9 percent to close at 8,844. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index jumped 4.13 percent to end at 18,771. Elsewhere, share prices were higher in Shanghai, Sydney, Taipei and Manila. Wellington markets were closed for a national holiday . The dollar was selling at […]

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Tokyo Stocks, Dollar Up

Posted October 24th, 2011 at 2:30 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese share prices ended higher Monday, while the dollar rose against the yen. Tokyo’s Nikkei index rose 1.9 percent to close at 8,844. In currency trading, the dollar was selling at 76.33 yen, up slightly from late Friday. The Taipei market jumped 3 percent to close at 7,470.

US Stocks Make Strong Gains

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. stock indexes moved up sharply in Friday’s trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 2.3 percent to close at 11,809. The S&P 500 index advanced 1.9 percent to end at 1,238 while the NASDAQ moved up 1.5 percent to hit 2,637. European stocks were higher at the close. London’s Financial Times index rose 1.9 […]

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US Stocks Advance Sharply in Midday Friday Trading

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. stock indexes are up sharply in midday trading Friday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is ahead 1.8 percent. The S&P 500 index is up 1.5 percent, while the NASDAQ composite index is ahead 1.3 percent. Stocks closed markedly higher in Europe. London’s Financial Times index ended up 1.9 percent to close at 5,489. The […]

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US Stocks Advance in Early Friday Trading

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. stock indexes are up in early trading Friday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 index are both ahead 1.4 percent, while the NASDAQ composite index is up 1.2 percent. Stocks are up sharply in afternoon trading in Europe. London’s Financial Times index is up 1.4 percent, while the CAC-40 in Paris […]

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European Stocks Higher in Midday Trading

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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European stock prices are higher in midday trading Friday. London’s Financial Times index, the DAX index in Frankfurt and the CAC-40 in Paris are all up nearly one percent. In New York, the S&P futures contract is up more than seven points, indicating a higher opening. Tokyo’s Nikkei index lost a fraction of a percent […]

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Asia Markets Mostly Lower

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Major Asian markets closed mostly lower Friday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index lost a fraction of a percent to finish at 8,677. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index gained just one quarter of one percent to finish the day’s trading at 18,025. Share prices were lower in Manila, Shanghai, Sydney, Mumbai, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Wellington, but higher […]

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Nikkei Falls Slightly, Dollar Slips

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese share prices ended slightly lower Friday, while the dollar was down narrowly against the yen. Tokyo’s Nikkei index lost a fraction of a percent to finish at 8,677. The dollar was selling at 76.67 yen in currency trading, a loss of just over a tenth of a yen from Thursday. Gold was trading at […]

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Asian Stocks Mostly Lower

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed mostly lower Friday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index lost a fraction of a percent to finish at 8,677. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index gained just one quarter of one percent to finish the day’s trading at 18,025. Share prices were lower in Manila, Shanghai, Sydney, and Wellington, but higher in Tapei. In currency […]

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Japanese Markets Down as Dollar Dips a Fraction

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 2:30 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese markets closed slightly lower Friday, while the U.S. dollar is trading lower against the Japanese yen. Tokyo’s Nikkei index lost a fraction of a percent to finish at 8,677. The dollar was selling at 76.76 yen, a loss of a fraction of a yen from Thursday. The Taipei market closed at 7,254, gaining just […]

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