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Tokyo stocks end higher on weaker yen, stronger oil TOKYO: Tokyo stocks closed higher Friday, ending the week on a positive note as a weaker yen and a rally in oil prices lifted investor sentiment.The benchmark Nikkei 225 index climbed 0.36 percent, or 59.81 points, to end at 16,545.82, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares rose 0.38 percent, or 4.88 points, to 1,295.67.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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Tokyo stocks flat by break as rally fizzles TOKYO: Tokyo stocks lost early gains to end the morning session barely changed in thin trade on Friday as Japan's week-long Obon holiday draws to a close.The benchmark Nikkei 225 index moved into positive territory at the start of trading with petroleum-linked shares rising on higher oil prices.But by the break the morning rally had run out of steam, with the Nikkei edging down 0.07 percent, or 11.34 points, to 16,474.67.The broader Topix index of ...

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Sri Lankan shares post 3-month closing high, led by blue chips COLOMBO: Sri Lankan shares posted a three-month closing high on Thursday, led by gains in blue chips such as John Keells Holdings Plc and Ceylon Tobacco Company Plc, while foreign investor buying also boosted sentiment.The benchmark Colombo stock index ended 0.23 percent, or 15.30 points, firmer at 6,593.25, its highest close since May 20.Foreign investors, who have been net sellers of 3 billion rupees ($20.63 million) of shares this year, bought a net 343.2 million ...

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China stocks rise on renewed interest in property sector; HK up SHANGHAI: China stocks rose on Thursday morning, helped by a resurgence in real estate shares, as Financial Street become another developer, after Vanke, to be caught up in M&A-driven share surges.Hong Kong shares maintained strong upward momentum, with investors seeking to front-run expected fresh inflows from the upcoming Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect.The CSI300 index rose 0.5 percent, to 3,391.40 points at the end of the morning session, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.4 percent, ...

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Asia stocks jump, dollar trips as risk appetite returns HONG KONG: Asian shares are on track for their biggest single-day rise in nearly two weeks while the greenback retreated after minutes of the U.S. Federal Reserve's latest meeting showed that the chances of a September rate hike are looking pretty slim.MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.7 percent, its biggest rise since Aug. 8, as investors took the Fed's hesitancy as a reason to increase their positions after a 14 ...

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Hong Kong stocks finish up but Shanghai slips HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks were up by the close Thursday as technology and telco stocks jumped, but mainland Chinese stocks ended lower as investors awaited more corporate results.The Hang Seng Index rose 0.98 percent, or 223.38 points, to 23,023.16.But the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.17 percent, or 5.44 points, to 3,104.11, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, slipped 0.05 percent, or 1.05 points, to 2,042.22.Copyright AFP (Agence ...

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Tokyo shares slump as strong yen hits exporters TOKYO: Tokyo shares slumped on Thursday as fading expectations of an imminent Federal Reserve rate hike sparked a rally in the yen, hitting exporters including Toyota and Nissan.The benchmark Nikkei 225 index shed 1.55 percent, or 259.63 points, to close at 16,486.01, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares also fell 1.55 percent, or 20.34 points, to 1,290.79.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...