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Asian stocks near 2-year high on US optimism, euro steady

Asian stocks extended gains for a fifth consecutive day on Wednesday, as renewed optimism about the world`s biggest economy brightened the outlook for risky assets while the euro held on to previous gains as political concerns in France ebbed.

Asian shares muted, currencies in well-worn ranges

Asian shares were subdued on Tuesday while major currencies kept to recent snug ranges after a surprisingly soft reading on euro zone manufacturing took the shine off better data from China, Japan and the United States.

Nikkei leads gains in Asian shares after solid U.S. data

Nikkei led Asian shares higher on Tuesday, supported by solid U.S. and Chinese manufacturing data, while the euro dragged its feet near a 3 1/2-month low on expectations of fresh monetary easing by the European Central Bank.

Asian shares waver, euro steady but ECB talk weighs

Asian stocks eased slightly in a timid session on Tuesday, while the euro steadied but remained vulnerable after overnight comments from the European Central Bank.

Global shares jump, yields and dollar fall as Fed stuns

With US stocks at a fresh record high, MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan jumped 0.9 percent to its highest in almost four months.

World stock markets plunge after Obama’s win

The S&P 500 closed below the key 1,400 level for the first time since Aug. 30, while the Dow ended under 13,000 for the first time since Aug. 2.

Asia stocks muted amid mixed economic signs

Asian stock markets made only limited headway Friday as traders weighed positive US company earnings and home sales against growing signs of recession in Europe.