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Hong Kong stocks down 0.80pc by lunch HONG KONG: Hong Kong shares ended the morning session 0.80 percent lower Tuesday as profit-taking after a five-day rally overshadowed a positive lead from Wall Street.The benchmark Hang Seng Index eased 200.17 points to 24,709.73 by the break on turnover of HK$49.40 billion (US$6.37 billion).Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...

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Hong Kong stocks open flat HONG KONG: Hong Kong shares opened flat Tuesday as profit-taking after a five-day rally offset a positive lead from Wall Street and Europe.The benchmark Hang Seng Index edged up 3.21 points to 24,913.11.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...

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China shares slightly higher in morning trade SHANGHAI: Chinese shares were slightly higher on Tuesday morning, tracking overnight gains in US stocks, on hopes for further domestic monetary easing, dealers said.The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.20 percent, or 6.67 points, to 3,389.85.The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, edged up 0.02 percent, or 0.33 points, to 1,548.35.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...

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Tokyo stocks up 1.44pc by break TOKYO: Tokyo stocks were up 1.44 percent Tuesday morning, tracking a rise on US and European markets despite worries over the victory of anti-austerity party Syriza in Greek elections.The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange gained 250.90 points to 17,719.42 by the break, while the Topix index of all first-section shares climbed 1.23 percent, or 17.22 points, to 1,419.30.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...

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Euro maintains gains, Asia stocks advance HONG KONG: The euro extended its gains against the dollar Tuesday while Asian equities climbed on hopes Greece's new government will be able to negotiate a bailout deal with the EU and IMF that will avoid it leaving the eurozone.Regional investors took their lead from advances in Europe and New York, where news of Sunday's Greek election win for anti-austerity party Syriza had been largely factored in, analysts said.Tokyo jumped 1.44 percent by lunch, Sydney ...

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SE Asia stocks most weaker; Indonesia retreats from record high  BANGKOK: Southeast Asian stock markets mostly fell on Monday, with the Indonesian benchmark retreating from the previous session's record closing high amid profit-taking, while shares of Thai Airways International underperformed on the Bangkok bourse.Jakarta's composite index closed down 1.2 percent at 5,260.02 from Friday's record closing high of 5,323.89. Selling hit recent gainers such as Bank Mandiri and Unilever Indonesia.In Bangkok, shares of national carrier Thai Airways dropped 5.1 percent amid concerns about its finances, ...

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Tokyo stocks close 0.25pc lower after Greece election TOKYO: Tokyo stocks closed 0.25 percent lower on Monday after anti-austerity party Syriza swept to victory in Greece's weekend general election, raising fears the country could exit the eurozone.The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange fell 43.23 points to finish at 17,468.52, while the Topix index of all first-section shares slipped 0.08 percent, or 1.14 points, to 1,402.08.Syriza's victory punished the euro, which was trading at $1.1174 in afternoon trade, after dipping to ...