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Global markets extend 2018 rally with fresh records

The 2018 global equity rally continued apace Friday, with Asian and European markets posting healthy gains and Wall Street also grinding higher once again. A lower-than-forecast rise in the U.S. payroll, reported ahead of Wall Street’s open, barely put a ...

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Asia markets edge up as commodities rise, Apple fears ease

HONG KONG – Asian markets edged upward Wednesday in thin trading after the Christmas break, as fears over lackluster iPhone demand eased and commodities rose. Shares in Apple — the biggest US company by market capitalization — and its Asian ...

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Dollar at 1-month high on strong price data as markets await Fed

The employee of a currency exchange shop counts US dollar banknotes, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico Monday. Jose Luis Gonzalez, Reuters. TOKYO – The dollar stood near a four-week high against a basket of currencies on Wednesday after strong US wholesale ...

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PH shares recover as Asian markets hold near decade highs

MANILA – Philippine shares recovered from a 2-day slide on Tuesday, as Asian markets held within striking distance of recent decade highs. The Philippine Stock Exchange Index was up 0.21 percent to 8,365.64 in early trading. The peso opened at ...

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Asian markets extend gains, dollar up but dealers cautious

HONG KONG – Asian equities edged up Tuesday as traders took a breather after recent strong gains, with more records on Wall Street unable to spur strong buying, but the dollar built on the previous day’s rally. While optimism remains ...

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PH shares bounce back as Asian markets near 10-year high

MANILA – Philippine shares bounced back on Thursday as the bull run in global equities powered Asian stocks to a near decade high. Investors remain upbeat on President Rodrigo Duterte’s tax reform program, even as senators fail to pass their ...

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PH shares climb to new peak as Asian markets rally

MANILA – Philippine shares touched a new intra-day high on Friday, as overnight gains on Wall Street fueled a rally in Asian markets. The Philippine Stock Exchange Index rose to a new record of 8,406.34 before closing at 8,310.88, 0.2 ...

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As Apple slows, fast-moving Chinese rivals gain in wealthy markets

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE – Slowing innovation at iPhone maker Apple gives Asian rivals their best chance yet to conquer developed markets, retailers and consumers say – thanks to better designs and lower prices. Apple last week unveiled new iPhones with wireless ...

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Asia markets pare N. Korea losses, Seoul and Tokyo end up

HONG KONG – Seoul, Tokyo and Hong Kong stocks ended higher on Friday as traders brushed off initial concerns over North Korea’s latest missile launch while most other Asian markets managed to pare their losses. Pyongyang fired its second rocket ...

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Asian markets sink after N.Korea's latest nuclear test

HONG KONG – Asian and European stocks tumbled along with the South Korean won Monday while the safe-haven yen rallied on news that North Korea had tested what it claimed was a hydrogen bomb, ramping up international tensions. Less than ...

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