Tag Archive | "stocks"

Asia shares slip as fears grow over US debt limit

Friday, October 4, 2013

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Pedestrians walk past a quotation board displaying the Nikkei index in Tokyo on October 2, 2013

Asian shares fell on Friday as a budget deadlock in Washington showed no signs of ending, with investors growing nervous that the stalemate could trigger a damaging debt default.

Asian shares rise but gains capped by US worries

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

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Asian markets rose October 1, 2013 but early gains were pared in a muted reaction from investors after the US government partially closed down as Congress missed a deadline to agree a new budget

Asian markets rose Tuesday but early gains were pared in a muted reaction from investors after the US government partially closed down as Congress missed a deadline to agree a new budget.

RBS sells 20% of insurer Direct Line

Friday, September 20, 2013

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The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) London headquarters is pictured on February 28, 2013

Britain's state-rescued Royal Bank of Scotland has sold a further 20 percent of its insurance unit Direct Line Group for £630 million ($1.01 billion, 748 million euros), it said Friday.

Asian stocks rise after strong Japan, China data

Monday, September 9, 2013

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Traders looks at a stocks monitor at the Philippine Stock Exchange in Manila on April 8, 2013

Asian markets rose Monday as strong Chinese trade data lifted hopes for the global economic outlook while Japanese stocks were boosted by improved growth figures and Tokyo's successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics.

Turkish lira falls despite bank action, amid Syria tension

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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Turkish liras are being counted at a stock-exchange office in Istanbul, on April 30, 2007

The Turkish lira fell further against the dollar on Wednesday, despite assurances by the central bank and amid tension over Syria.

Asian stocks mostly rise as Fed taper fears wane

Monday, August 26, 2013

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A woman walks past a share prices board in Tokyo on August 23, 2013

Asian markets mostly made modest gains Monday as speculation eased over whether the US Federal Reserve will begin an early tapering of its massive stimulus programme.

Asia markets drop as emerging currencies weaken

Thursday, August 22, 2013

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A man walks past an Indonesian stock exchange display board in Jakarta on August 20, 2013

India's rupee sank to another record low on Thursday as emerging Asian currencies retreated after US Federal Reserve minutes failed to provide clarity about the future of its stimulus programme.

Emerging Asia currencies struggle as Fed move looms

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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A parking lot employee counts rupee notes in New Delhi on August 14, 2013

Currencies in developing Asia struggled on Wednesday as concerns grow that the US Federal Reserve will soon begin to unwind its massive stimulus programme, diverting cash back to the West.

Asian markets down on lingering Fed fears

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

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A woman walks past an electric prices board in Tokyo on August 1, 2013

Asian markets fell Tuesday following another weak lead from Wall Street, while attention returns to the US Federal Reserve's stimulus programme as the bank releases minutes of its latest policy meeting.

Asian markets mixed after Wall St losses

Monday, August 19, 2013

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People walk past a quotation board flashing the Nikkei index in Tokyo on August 15, 2013

Asian markets were mixed Monday following a weak lead from Wall Street as traders erred on the side of caution on expectations the US Federal Reserve will soon begin reeling in its stimulus programme.


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