Tag Archives: Asia

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Asia stocks quiet, dollar firm after upbeat US job data

02 February, 2019 9:14 am 9:14 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asia stocks hovered near four-month highs on Monday after a mixed performance on Wall Street at the close of last week, while the dollar firmed against the yen following strong U.S. job and manufacturing data. MSCI’s broadest Read More

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Pompeo says Trump-Kim summit to be held somewhere in Asia

01 January, 2019 9:30 am 9:30 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he was dispatching a team to make preparations for the next summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to be held somewhere in Asia late Read More

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Asia stocks scale 4-month peak as Fed turns more cautious; dollar sags

01 January, 2019 9:16 am 9:16 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asia stocks rose to a four-month high on Thursday after the Federal Reserve pledged to be patient with further interest rate hikes, signaling a potential end to its tightening cycle amid signs of slowing global growth. The Read More

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Trump, North Korea’s Kim to hold second summit in late February

01 January, 2019 8:22 am 8:22 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in late February but will maintain economic sanctions on Pyongyang, the White House said after Trump met Pyongyang’s top nuclear negotiator. Read More

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Asia stocks rise broadly on US-China trade relief

01 January, 2019 12:20 pm 12:20 pm

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks rose across the board on Friday as a report of progress in US-China trade talks stirred hopes of a deal in their tariff dispute and supported risk sentiment. Spreadbetters expected European stocks to take their Read More

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Asia stocks rise after grim October, set for worst month since 2011

10 October, 2018 10:35 am 10:35 am

TOKYO/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Asian stocks were set to end the month up from 20-month lows on Wednesday amid pledges by China to support its domestic markets, but sentiment was fragile after equity markets bled trillions of dollars in a grim Read More

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Asia shares turn up, euro rebounds as reports temper Italian debt fears

10 October, 2018 8:30 am 8:30 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares reversed early losses while the euro rebounded from six-week lows on reports Italy will cut its budget deficit at a faster pace than expected, raising hopes Rome could stave off a problematic debt blow-out. Italy Read More

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Asia Inc second quarter profits grow at slowest pace in nearly two years as...

09 September, 2018 11:29 am 11:29 am

(Reuters) – Asian companies posted their lowest profit growth in nearly two years in the June quarter and earnings are likely to come under further pressure, weighed down by the escalating US-China trade war and high currency volatility, Reuters analyses Read More

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Asia stocks slip to 14-month lows on simmering trade worries

09 September, 2018 10:56 am 10:56 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks slipped to 14-month lows on Wednesday, as investor confidence was chilled by the latest round of verbal threats in an intensifying U.S.-China trade conflict. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS lost 0.3 Read More

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Asia shares worn down by trade tension, yen a safe harbour

09 September, 2018 9:39 am 9:39 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares carved out a 14-month trough on Friday as investors feared a new salvo of Sino-US tariffs could come at any moment, while a slump in US chip stocks rippled through the tech-heavy region. MSCI’s broadest Read More

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Asia stocks slip; weakness in China outweighs NAFTA trade optimism

08 August, 2018 10:29 am 10:29 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks surrendered earlier gains and dipped on Thursday, With Chinese markets fixed firmly on risks from the Sino-US trade war and taking little comfort from an apparent easing in business tensions in North America and Europe. Read More

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Lighter and fitter, Khawaja ready to burst Asia hoodoo

08 August, 2018 9:58 am 9:58 am

CANBERRA  (92 News) – Usman Khawaja made his first impact in the quadrangular series by hitting 101* in a thrilling last-ball win for Australia A in a bid to establish himself as an all-conditions, all-formats batsman. Among those who played the Read More

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Muslims around the world celebrate Eidul Azha

08 August, 2018 1:37 pm 1:37 pm

MAKKAH (Reuters) – Muslims around the world marked the Eidul Azha holiday on Tuesday, gathering at mosques or in vast open sites to celebrate one of the two most important festivals of the Islamic calendar. Commemorating the willingness of Ibrahim, Read More

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Japan’s Akihito pushed imperial boundaries to reach out to Asia

08 August, 2018 8:25 am 8:25 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – When Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko stood, heads bowed, at a seaside cliff on Saipan 60 years after a bloody World War Two battle, their silent prayers conveyed a message many felt resonated louder than words. Read More

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Asian shares rally on China rebound; trade worries linger

06 June, 2018 9:47 am 9:47 am

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Asian share markets rallied from nine-month lows on Friday, after China eased foreign investment limits, but underlying sentiment was dampened by worries over trade frictions a week before initial US and Chinese tariffs were set to take Read More

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