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Japan Stocks Slip, But Australia, China Rise


Japanese blue-chip stocks fell Friday, extending losses into a second day after sharp gains earlier in the week, though Chinese and Australian shares inched higher. The moves came as Hong Kong and South Korean markets were closed for holidays, reportedly curbing trading volumes in bourses that were open. Japan’s Nikkei Stock Average moved off opening lows but still traded with ... Read More »

Asia stocks up as Wall Street climbs on tech


BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stock markets powered higher Thursday after a U.S. communications company posted a surprise jump in earnings that led to big gains in technology stocks and new highs on Wall Street. Markets took additional encouragement from the release of minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve’s March meeting, which showed a majority of policymakers in favor of continuing ... Read More »

Asian Stocks Rise Third Day

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Asian stocks rose, with the benchmark regional equities gauge heading for its longest winning streak in seven weeks, as investors speculated stimulus measures will boost economic growth and increase profits. BHP Billiton Ltd. (BHP), the world’s largest miner, climbed 1.7 percent to advance for a fourth day in Sydney, its longest winning streak in more than two months. Mitsubishi UFJ ... Read More »

Japan Stocks Add To Gains; Sydney, Seoul Rebound


(MarketWatch) — Japanese stocks extended gains Tuesday on hopes for further monetary easing under a new central bank chief, while Australian shares rebounded strongly from the previous day’s losses in the wake of positive cues from Wall Street. The Nikkei Stock Average rose 0.8% in Tokyo, while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 index rose 1.5% and South Korea’s Kospi gained 0.7%. Japanese ... Read More »

Asia stocks fall, China trade highlights slowdown

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(03-12) 03:41 PDT LONDON, United Kingdom (AP) – Markets were steady Monday ahead of a meeting of European finance ministers that is expected to pave the way for a second massive bailout for Greece that will prevent the debt-ridden country’s imminent bankruptcy. Ministers from the 17 countries that use the euro are meeting later and Greece will again be at ... Read More »

China’s Stocks Fall for Third Day


China’s stocks fell for a third day, the longest losing streak in almost two months, on concern a global slowdown will hurt earnings. Jiangxi Copper Co. paced losses by raw materials producers after commodity prices slid the most this year. China Life Insurance Co. (601628) slipped to a two-month low after the nation’s biggest insurer said profit may have fallen as much as ... Read More »

Chinese stocks down on lowered GDP target

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BEIJING, March 5 (Xinhua) — Chinese shares closed lower on Monday after Premier Wen Jiabao announced an economic growth target of 7.5 percent for this year, the lowest since 2004. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index closed at 2,445, down 15.69 points, or 0.64 percent, from the previous close. The Shenzhen Component Index dropped 73.5 points, or 0.71 percent, to end ... Read More »

Sina Leads Weekly Climb


Chinese U.S.-listed stocks are poised to advance this week, led by Sina Corp. (SINA), on prospects the government will roll out measures to boost growth in the world’s second-largest economy at an annual meeting next week. The Bloomberg China-US 55 index of the most-traded Chinese stocks in the U.S. was little changed at 108.47 by 12:57 p.m. in New York, gaining 0.9 percent ... Read More »

Asia stocks rise as China manufacturing improves

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BANGKOK -Asian stocks rose Friday as the U.S. jobs market showed new signs of improvement and global banks avoided a hit from Greece’s debt crisis. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index rose 0.4 percent to 9,747.80 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng climbed 1 percent to 21,607.49. South Korea’s Kospi added 0.5 percent to 2,041.14. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 was up 0.3 percent to ... Read More »

Asia stocks rise as China moves to boost economy

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BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) – Asian stock markets climbed Monday after China moved to boost its economy by freeing up bank lending and hopes grew that Greece will clinch the aid its needs to avoid bankruptcy. Oil prices jumped to a nine-month high near $105 a barrel after Iran said it halted crude exports to Britain and France in an escalation ... Read More »