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Asian shares hitch a ride on Wall Street's record

Asian shares hitch a ride on Wall Street's record

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 12:18

An index of Asian shares neared a six-and-half-year peak on Friday and was poised for a weekly gain, after upbeat U.S. economic data sparked another record close on Wall Street.

Wall Street joins global stocks rally; dollar ahead

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 10:08

The dollar climbed smartly as the euro sank to a nine-month low against the greenback. U.S. Treasuries yields rose.

Asian stocks steady on robust US data, dollar holds gains

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 10:06

Asian stocks were steady on Wednesday after strong U.S. housing data lifted Wall Street shares, helping nudge Treasury yields higher and keeping the dollar well bid against the euro and yen.

US stocks rise on housing data, Home Depot earnings

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 02:51

US stocks on Tuesday finished with solid gains following encouraging economic data and a solid earnings report from Home Depot.

Asian shares gain as Ukraine fears recede

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 13:05

Asian shares rose Tuesday following a bounce on Wall Street as fears ebbed of a direct military clash between Russia and Ukraine and focus turned to a speech this week by the US Federal Reserve chief.

Modest inflation data helps push US stocks higher

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 20:30

US stocks pushed higher in early trade Friday, looking toward a possible third straight gain helped by data showing the economy continues to grow with inflation in check.

Asian shares gain despite downbeat data

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 15:19

Asian shares rose on Friday, tracking gains on Wall Street and in European markets despite downcast eurozone growth data and statistics showing a larger-than-expected rise in US jobless claims.

7 killed, 3 injured in wall collapse in Baran

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 11:48

Seven members of a family were killed and three others severely injured, when a wall of the house they were living in collapsed during heavy rains at Kalmanda village in Baran district, police said.

Global stocks rise after Russia steps back; gains fragile

Last Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014, 15:12

The increased appetite for risk led to a modest drop in safe-haven bonds, with German Bund futures slightly down.

US stocks gain despite Iraq, Ukraine uncertainty

Last Updated: Saturday, August 09, 2014, 10:18

Wall Street contended with rising tensions over Ukraine and Iraq, yet US stocks still finished in the black for the week following a big rally Friday.

Asian shares skid as Obama confirms air strikes on Iraq

Last Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014, 09:25

Obama said in an address that he authorized targeted strikes to protect the besieged Yazidi minority and U.S. personnel in Iraq, after the Iraqi government requested help.

Asia shares worn out by Wall St, oil near 9-month low

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 09:46

Asian stocks fell broadly on Wednesday while the U.S. dollar held firm after a slump on Wall Street and tensions over Ukraine instilled a mood of risk aversion across markets.