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Tokyo stocks end down on yen, trade data TOKYO: Tokyo stocks ended lower Monday, hit by weak trade figures and as a stronger yen weighed on exporters after the G7 pressed Japan not to weaken its currency.Energy shares also fell owing to lower oil prices, while Japan published fresh data that showed exports faltered in April -- after separate figures last week showed the world's number three economy dodged a recession in the first quarter.The benchmark Nikkei 225 index slipped 0.49 percent, or 81.75 points, to close at 16,654.60, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares fell 0.35 percent, or 4.72 points, to 1,338.68.At a weekend gathering, the Group of Seven presented a clear rebuff to Tokyo's warnings that it may intervene in currency markets to stop the yen's rise.The group agreed on the "importance of all countries refraining from competitive devaluation", while US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew pressed Tokyo to uphold its earlier commitments not ...

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Shanghai stocks close higher, Hong Kong ends down HONG KONG: Shanghai closed higher on Monday helped by the buying of technology shares, but Hong Kong stocks ended the session down as oil prices also retreated.The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.64 percent, or 18.17 points, to 2,843.65, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, gained 1.45 percent, or 26.04 points, to 1,820.99.The Hang Seng Index fell 0.2 percent, or 43.17 points, to 19,809.03.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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Hong Kong and Shanghai stocks up by lunch HONG KONG: Hong Kong and Shanghai stocks rose in the morning session Monday though Asian markets moved cautiously as investors wait for fresh news on a possible US rate hike.The Hang Seng Index was up 0.3 percent, or 68.38 points, at 19,920.58.The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.52 percent, or 14.79 points, to 2,840.27 while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, gained 1.08 percent, or 19.33 points, to 1,814.28.Copyright AFP ...

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Tokyo stocks end down on yen, trade data TOKYO: Tokyo stocks ended lower Monday, hit by weak export figures and as a stronger yen weighed on automakers after the G7 pressed Japan not to weaken its currency.The benchmark Nikkei 225 index slipped 0.49 percent, or 81.75 points, to close at 16,654.60, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares fell 0.35 percent, or 4.72 points, to 1,338.68.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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Hong Kong and Shanghai stocks edge up by close HONG KONG: Hong Kong and Shanghai stocks ended higher Friday, as oil prices powered back and the market continued to weigh the impact of a possible US rate hike in June.The Hang Seng Index closed up 0.8 percent, or 157.87 points, to 19,852.20. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.66 percent, or 18.57 points, to 2,825.48, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, gained 1.07 percent, or 19.07 points, to ...

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Hong Kong rallies by lunch, Shanghai also up HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks rallied by the break Friday shaking off a negative lead from Wall Street and Europe as oil prices resumed their rise.The Hang Seng Index gained 1.2 percent, or 237.21 points, to 19,931.54.The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index also edged up 0.10 percent, or 2.81 points, to 2,809.72, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, rose 0.26 percent, or 4.69 points, to 1,780.57.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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Tokyo stocks close higher on weaker yen TOKYO: Tokyo stocks closed higher Friday, ending the week on a positive note as a weaker yen lifted exporters.The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose 0.54 percent, or 89.69 points, to close at 16,736.35, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares gained 0.51 percent, or 6.84 points, to 1,343.40.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...