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Migrant arrests down one third on US-Mexico border

The number of undocumented migrants detained near the United States' border with Mexico fell by almost a third in 2015, US government data showed on Tuesday.

Dec 23, 2015, 09:43 AM IST

Asian shares tread water as Fed meeting looms

MSCI`s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.1 percent, after Wall Street logged losses, with U.S. trading volume at its lowest in a month as markets awaited the Fed outcome.

Sep 15, 2015, 08:32 AM IST

Asian shares edge up, brush off soft China data

US stock futures rose 0.4 percent from late US levels in early Asian trade while Japan`s Nikkei rose 0.4 percent. MSCI`s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 0.3 percent.

Sep 14, 2015, 09:34 AM IST

Asian shares get lift from Wall St, dollar steadies

Asian shares rose on Friday thanks to gains on Wall Street, while the dollar steadied after facing pressure from a rallying yuan and U.S. data that offered no clarity on whether the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates next week.

Sep 11, 2015, 09:11 AM IST

Asian stocks slip as Japan machinery orders disappoint, add to global woes

Asian stocks fell on Thursday after US stocks retreated overnight and as Japan machinery orders unexpectedly shrank, deflating investors` appetite for riskier assets.

Sep 10, 2015, 08:10 AM IST

Asian stocks catch a lift from Wall Street, Europe

MSCI`s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 1.2 percent in early trade, after major Wall Street indexes all logged gains of more than 2 percent.

Sep 09, 2015, 08:35 AM IST

Asian stocks hold gains after China data in volatile trade

The weak data raised expectations of more policy easing in the coming months. A Reuters poll at end-August showed a 80 percent of respondents expected a further cut in the reserve requirement ratio and 70 percent saw a chance of interest rate cuts. 

Sep 08, 2015, 10:53 AM IST

Asian stocks sag as China stocks wobble after trading resumes

The index had already dropped earlier in the session following Friday`s Wall Street slide, triggered after the August U.S. jobs report failed to give a clear view on the Federal Reserve`s interest rate hike.

Sep 07, 2015, 09:03 AM IST

Asian shares fall for 3rd day on global growth concerns

The dollar firmed 0.5 percent to 120 yen, after skidding more than 1 percent overnight and moving away from last week`s high of 121.76 yen, while the euro slipped about 0.2 percent to $1.1299. 

Sep 02, 2015, 08:25 AM IST

Asian stocks set for worst monthly drop in three years on global rout

Global markets are bracing for Chinese data on Tuesday which is expected to show the world`s second-largest economy is continuing to lose momentum.

Aug 31, 2015, 09:05 AM IST

Asian shares struggle as China stocks extend fall

The Shanghai Composite Index retreated 3.9 percent, a day after worries that the central bank could be in no hurry to ease policy further pushed it down 6.1 percent.

Aug 19, 2015, 09:05 AM IST

Gold firms on weak US data, China caution lingers

Gold rallied to its highest since mid-July last week after Beijing`s mini-devaluation of the yuan, as analysts speculated that a weakening Chinese currency could prompt the Federal Reserve to postpone an expected rise in US interest rates.

Aug 18, 2015, 09:17 AM IST

Asian shares steady for now after mixed US data

The dollar-denominated MSCI broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat near its two-year low marked on Monday.

Aug 18, 2015, 08:33 AM IST

Asian stocks mixed on patchy US economic data

Tokyo rose 0.24 percent to finish up 50.38 points at 20,664.64, while Seoul lost 0.81 percent, or 16.47 points, on losses from technology firms and mobile carriers to end the day at 2,013.29.

Aug 06, 2015, 12:50 PM IST

Asian stocks mostly down as China manufacturing slows

Shanghai was down 1.71 percent, Tokyo lost 0.48 percent, Sydney eased 0.46 percent and Hong Kong dropped 0.84 percent. Seoul was 0.90 percent lower.

Aug 03, 2015, 09:17 AM IST

Gold heads for longest weekly losing streak in 16 years

Spot gold was up 0.1 percent at $1,088.86 an ounce by 0037 GMT, but not far above last week`s trough of $1,077, its lowest since February 2010. It was down nearly 1 percent for the week and 7 percent for the month.

Jul 31, 2015, 08:42 AM IST

Asian shares, dollar up on US Fed's economic optimism

Japan`s Nikkei rose 0.8 percent while Australian shares tacked on 0.3 percent and South Korean shares gained 0.2 percent. 

Jul 30, 2015, 08:45 AM IST

Asian stocks hit 3-week lows as China gloom spreads

MSCI`s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.8 percent in early deals, its lowest level since July 9 as mainland Chinese indexes opened 2- 5 percent lower.

Jul 28, 2015, 08:23 AM IST

Asian shares broadly softer as Fed looms

Japan`s Nikkei slipped 0.5 percent, while MSCI`s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan lost 0.8 percent.

Jul 27, 2015, 08:36 AM IST

Asian slips after tech stocks weigh on Wall Street, dollar rebounds

Tokyo`s Nikkei rose 0.4 percent on a weaker yen, while Australian shares were flat 0.2 percent.

Jul 23, 2015, 08:40 AM IST