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Hong Kong stocks end week with rally HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks rose Friday following upbeat Chinese inflation data and after mainland authorities said they would relax rules on insurance firms investing in the city.The Hang Seng Index added 0.75 percent, or 180.36 points, to close at 24,099.70.But the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.55 percent, or 17.10 points, to 3,078.85 and the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, dropped 0.73 percent, or 15.06 points, to 2,035.02.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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Hong Kong stocks rally by break HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks rallied to a 13-month high Friday morning after Chinese regulators said they would loosen restrictions on insurers investing in the city's markets.The Hang Seng Index added 0.96 percent, or 228.45 points, to 24,147.79 by lunch, its highest level since August last year.But the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index barely moved, edging up 0.62 points to 3,096.57, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, dipped 0.43 points ...

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Tokyo shares end flat after N. Korea nuke test TOKYO: Tokyo shares closed flat on Friday with concerns over a North Korean nuclear test offset by speculation that the Bank of Japan may expand stimulus measures.The benchmark Nikkei 225 index inched up 0.04 percent, or 6.99 points, to close at 16,965.76, while the broader Topix index of all first-section issues fell 0.16 percent, or 2.09 points, to 1,343.86.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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Seoul leads broad Asia equity drop after North Korea test HONG KONG: South Korean stocks and the won led most Asian markets lower Friday after the North conducted another nuclear test, while trading was also hit by worries over global central bank policy easing.Pyongyang said it had conducted a "successful" fifth nuclear test, which South Korea said was its largest-ever.The news intensified worries about geopolitical tensions in the region as world powers including China struggle to rein in Pyongyang's erratic behaviour.Seoul's KOSPI was down 1.5 ...

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Asia markets mostly up as China data boosts Shanghai HONG KONG: Asian markets mostly rose Thursday, extending a recent run of gains while Hong Kong and Shanghai were boosted by data showing Chinese imports rose in August for the first time in almost two years.Regional shares have enjoyed a strong run since the start of the month, fuelled by optimism about the state of the US economy and the prospects of borrowing costs being kept at ultra-low levels until at least December.The rally petered ...

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Tokyo stocks close lower but Nintendo soars on Apple tie-up TOKYO: Tokyo stocks closed lower Thursday as soft Japanese growth data left investors guessing about the chances of more central bank stimulus, but Nintendo soared on news of a Super Mario game tie-up with Apple.Shortly before markets opened, figures showed that the world's number three economy expanded a weak 0.2 percent in the April-June quarter, slightly better than the preliminary zero reading.But the improved numbers -- owing to an upward revision in capital spending and ...

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Shanghai, Hong Kong stocks rise after China trade data HONG KONG: Shares in Shanghai rebounded from early losses to end higher Thursday after China released data showing the country's exports rose last month for the first time in almost two years.The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.13 percent, or 4.02 points, to 3,095.95 while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, added 0.27 percent, or 5.53 points, to 2,050.08.In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Index added 0.75 percent, or 177.53 ...