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Asian shares edge lower as investors await China data

Asian shares were lower on Monday, brushing off the firmer Wall Street lead as investor caution dominated ahead of the release of key Chinese economic data, which is

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Even stockmarket bulls are more cautious than at the start of the year

BEARS sound clever; bulls make money. This piece of financial acumen, imparted by a trader to a colleague, is hard to beat for brevity. It also makes a good point.

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Is North Korea the next Vietnam? Don’t count on it

AS AMERICA presses North Korea to abandon nuclear weapons, it has pointed to Vietnam as an example of the prosperity that awaits the isolated state. “It can be your miracle

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Why the euro zone hasn’t seen more cross-border bank mergers

MERGERS of euro-area banks from different countries, a banker jokes, are “very much like teenage sex. There’s a lot of talk, but little action. And when it does happen, there’s

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Development-impact bonds are costly, cumbersome—and good

IF A girl in a poor country goes to school, she will probably have a more comfortable life than if she stays at home. She will be less likely to

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SP 500 at five-month high, but banks weigh after results

US stocks rose slightly on Friday, putting the S&P 500 at its highest closing level in more than five months, as gains in industrials and other areas offset

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Donald Trump insists on trade reciprocity. But what kind?

IN THE sixth episode of “The Apprentice”, a reality-television show first broadcast in 2004, Donald Trump, as always, fired a

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Asian shares extend recovery on Wall Street gains

Asian shares were higher on Friday following gains on Wall Street overnight, as concerns over an escalating U.S.

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Mini-grids could be a boon to poor people in Africa and Asia

A FORESTED village in Jharkhand state, eastern India, Narotoli is home mainly to adherents of Sarna, a nature-worshipping tribal religion.

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Wall Street bounces back; technology, industrials lead

US stocks climbed on Thursday as top technology names hit record highs and industrials rebounded from losses driven

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Investors are gorging on American assets

ECONOMISTS think prices, like spilt ketchup, are sticky. They move only slowly as firms digest economic conditions. Financial markets are

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Asia stocks sag on trade war fears, dollar buoyant

Asian stocks remained under pressure on Thursday from fears of an escalation in the US-China trade war, while

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Wall Street snaps four-day rally; latest trade threat weighs

US stocks fell on Wednesday, breaking a four-session streak of gains after Washington’s threat to impose tariffs on

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European shares slide as US-China trade dispute ramps up

European stocks fell on Wednesday as an escalation in the U.S.-China trade dispute looked set to bring a

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SP 500 posts highest close since February 1; futures fall late

The S&P 500 rose on Tuesday to post its highest closing level since February 1, the day before

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Asia stocks slip, yen rises as US raises stakes in trade conflict

Asian stocks retreated and perceived safe havens such as the yen and US Treasuries rose on Wednesday after

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Asia shares extend rally, pound bewildered by politics

Asian shares sought to rally for a third session on Tuesday as hopes for upbeat corporate earnings buoyed

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Wall Street gains; investors expect strong earnings

US stocks rose on Monday, helped by bank, industrial and energy shares, as investors looked ahead to a

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The American president is stirring up trouble in a volatile oil market

IT USED to be said that America’s shale producers were the new “swing factor” in global oil markets. It turns

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