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Oil, shares slip on doubts over Saudi-Russia deal

04 April, 2020 9:55 am 9:55 am

TOKYO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil prices retreated on Friday after massive gains, while stocks in Asia edged down, as doubts grew over an oil price deal between Saudi Arabia and Russia that US President Donald Trump said he had brokered. With the coronavirus pandemic raising the risk of a prolonged global downturn, investors continued to … Read More

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Coronavirus epidemic ‘far from over’ in Asia: WHO official

03 March, 2020 11:54 am 11:54 am

BEIJING (Reuters) – The coronavirus epidemic is “far from over” in the Asia-Pacific region, and current measures to curb the spread of the virus are buying time for countries to prepare for large-scale community transmissions, a WHO official said on Tuesday. Even with all the measures, the risk of transmission in the region will not … Read More

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Asia shares suffer virus chills, central banks offer what they can

03 March, 2020 8:35 am 8:35 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares slid on Monday and oil prices took another tumble as fears mounted that the global shutdown for the coronavirus could last for months, doing untold harm to economies despite central banks’ best efforts. “We continue to mark down 1H20 global GDP forecasts as our assessment of both the global pandemic’s … Read More

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Asia shares rise on more stimulus hopes but dollar loses steam

03 March, 2020 8:30 am 8:30 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks rose on Friday as investors wagered policymakers will roll out more stimulus measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic after U.S. unemployment filings surged to a record. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 1.2%. Australian shares gave up gains to fall 1.09%, but Japan’s Nikkei rose 1.44%. E-Mini … Read More

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Asia rides Wall Street surge as investors place hopes on US stimulus

03 March, 2020 9:00 am 9:00 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares extended their rally on Wednesday in the wake of Wall Street’s massive rebound as the US Congress appeared closer to passing a $2 trillion stimulus package to mitigate the economic blow from the coronavirus pandemic. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS rose 1.7% with Australian shares jumping … Read More

Asia stocks rally, oil skids as investors reassess Mideast risk

01 January, 2020 11:28 am 11:28 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares rebounded on Tuesday as investors’ reassessed the risk of an all-out conflict between the United States and Iran, while Wall Street battled back to the black as tech stocks climbed. Oil surrendered hefty gains as some speculated Iran would be unlikely to strike against the US in a way that … Read More

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Asia remembers devastating 2004 tsunami when 230,000 people lost in a day

12 December, 2019 9:49 am 9:49 am

PHANG NGA, Thailand (Reuters) – Communities across Asia commemorated the 230,000 victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami on Thursday, the 15th anniversary of one of the world’s most deadly disasters. On the morning after Christmas Day in 2004, a 9.1 magnitude quake off northern Sumatra island triggered a tsunami with waves as high as 17.4 … Read More

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Asian shares trapped in a trade maze, oil nurses losses

11 November, 2019 8:41 am 8:41 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares stumbled on Wednesday as the Sino-US trade talks produced nothing but a stream of conflicting messages, while concerns about a glut of supply left oil prices nursing their biggest one-day loss in seven weeks. Figures from the American Petroleum Institute out late Tuesday showed a far larger rise in crude … Read More

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Asian shares reach three-month peak as risk embraced

10 October, 2019 10:11 am 10:11 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares scaled a three-month high on Tuesday after Wall Street hit all-time peaks amid hopes of progress in Sino-US trade talks and for another dose of policy stimulus from the Federal Reserve this week. Japan’s Nikkei .N225 led the way with a rise of 0.6% to reach ground last trod a … Read More

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Asia hopes for best in trade talks, Brexit vote

10 October, 2019 8:55 am 8:55 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian share markets made guarded gains on Tuesday amid cheery chatter about the chance of a Sino-US trade deal, while investors were sanguine yet another vote on Brexit would still avert a hard exit for the UK. A holiday in Tokyo kept turnover light and MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside … Read More

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Asia stocks welcome trade talks, euro on defensive

07 July, 2019 9:32 am 9:32 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares on Wednesday gave a guarded welcome to hints of progress in the Sino-US trade saga, while the dollar hit two-month highs on the euro as investors wagered on a dovish outcome from the European Central Bank’s coming policy meeting. Sentiment had been helped by a Bloomberg report that US Trade … Read More

Pakistan thrash arch-rivals India 13-2 to reach West Asia Baseball Cup fina...

07 July, 2019 6:54 pm 6:54 pm

COLOMBO (92 News) – Pakistan thrashed arch-rivals India 13-2 in the first semi-final of the West Asia Baseball Cup 2019 on Thursday. Playing first, Pakistan scored 13 runs. In reply, India could only hit two score. Defending champions Sri Lanka will face Iran in the second semi-final.

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Pakistan to witness lunar eclipse today

07 July, 2019 8:50 am 8:50 am

LAHORE (92 News) – A partial lunar eclipse, starting on Tuesday night and ending early Wednesday morning, will be visible in Pakistan, according to the Climate Data Processing Centre (CDPC). The CDPC predicts that the lunar eclipse will begin on July 16 at 11:44 pm and end at 1:02 am on July 17. It will … Read More

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Stocks relieved at trade truce, bonds step back

07 July, 2019 10:38 am 10:38 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Stocks rallied and bonds retreated in Asia as a thaw in the Sino-US trade dispute averted one threat to the global economy, leading investors to pare wagers on aggressive policy easing by the major central banks. The dollar firmed modestly on the safe-haven yen as Treasury yields rose and futures reined in … Read More

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Asia shares slump to four-month low on risk of interminable trade war

05 May, 2019 2:23 pm 2:23 pm

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares broke support and caved to a four-month low on Thursday, as concerns grew that the Sino-US trade conflict was fast morphing into a prolonged technology cold war between the world’s two largest economies. In early European trading, futures for the pan-region Euro Stoxx 50 and German DAX were each down … Read More