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Tokyo`s Nikkei stock index closes 3.01% higher

Tokyo`s Nikkei stock index closes 3.01% higher

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 12:32

Bargain-hunting helped drive Tokyo`s strong gains, while shares of market heavyweight SoftBank soared 8.50 percent to 7,604 yen.

Asian shares mixed after Wall St bounce

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 10:01

Asian markets were mixed on Tuesday, with Wall Street providing a strong lead after rebounding from a two-day sell-off thanks to better-than-expected retail sales data.

Nikkei slips to new six-month low on Wall St slide, Ukraine jitters

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 09:27

Bargain hunting in large caps like Toyota Motor Corp offered some support and helped the benchmark Nikkei trim earlier losses.

Oil prices up as Russia-Ukraine tensions escalate

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 09:24

US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for May delivery gained 51 cents to USD 104.25 per barrel in mid-morning Asian trade while Brent North Sea crude for May rose 52 cents to USD 107.85.

I have learnt a lot from legends like Rahul sir: Samson

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 21:39

Describing his stint in the IPL for Rajasthan Royals (RR) as an invaluable learning curve, Kerala`s wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson expressed his wish to improve his game and become a good finisher learning the nuances of the game from a legend like Rahul Dravid.

Ratan Tata appointed board member of China-backed Boao Forum

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 18:39

Ratan Tata, the doyen of Indian industry, was on Thursday inducted as a member of the Board of Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), a rare distinction for an Indian in the Chinese government-backed influential body.

Ratnakar Bank raises $55 million from foreign investors

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 16:33

Ratnakar Bank raised Rs 3.28 billion from a group of investors including UK`s CDC Group Plc and Asia Capital and Advisors by selling an undisclosed minority stake, the regional lender said on Thursday.

Chinese military cadets grill Hagel over US Pivot to Asia

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 21:46

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel faced grilling from Chinese military cadets here, a day after he traded barbs publicly with his Chinese counterpart over Washington`s role in sensitive territorial disputes in the Asia Pacific region to counter Beijing`s rise.

Oil prices rise on Ukraine fears

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 15:08

New York's main contract West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for May delivery rose 46 cents to USD 100.90 a barrel in mid-morning trade and Brent North Sea crude for May gained 31 cents to USD 106.13.

Southampton Varsity project to help delta residents adapt to climate change

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 21:03

Researchers from the University of Southampton are leading an international project to understand the effect of climate change on people living in deltas in South Asia and Africa, and how they respond.

World Bank maintains East Asia growth at 7.1%

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 10:04

However, the 7.1 percent forecast growth rate for this year represents a slowdown from an average growth rate of 8.0 percent from 2009 to 2013.

Oil prices ease in Asian trade

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 10:02

The announcement of a deal to reopen the Zueitina and Al-Hariga terminals was made in Zueitina in the presence of government members and rebel chief Ibrahim Jodhran.