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Asia shares hit historic high, dollar on defensive

Japan Yen and US Dollar notes are seen in this June 22, 2017 illustration photo. Thomas White, Reuters SYDNEY – Asian shares hit historic highs on Monday as Wall Street extended its record-breaking run, while the US dollar remained on ...

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Marvel creates Chinese superheroes to draw Asia fans

Chinese superheroes will soon be joining the pantheon of larger-than-life Marvel universe mainstays Spider-Man, Iron Man and the X-Men, a company official said as the comic book giant makes a major thrust into Asia. As part of a push to ...

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Different approaches to bitcoin in Asia

TOKYO – From clampdowns to a warm embrace, regulators in Asia have taken very different approaches to dealing with the bitcoin phenomenon. Here are the developments in a few key markets: CHINESE CLAMPDOWN In mid-September, China’s central bank, the People’s ...

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Asia markets edge up as commodities rise, Apple fears ease

HONG KONG – Asian markets edged upward Wednesday in thin trading after the Christmas break, as fears over lackluster iPhone demand eased and commodities rose. Shares in Apple — the biggest US company by market capitalization — and its Asian ...

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Motorsports: Daquigan becomes first Pinoy to win Classic Mini Championship Asia

[embedded content] A Pinoy vintage car driver has made history for Philippine motorsports by becoming the first Filipino to win the recently held Classic Mini Championship Asia in Malaysia. Dexter Daquigan heated up the runway of the Sepang International Circuit ...

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Over 40 contestants join 2017 Miss Asia Pacific International

Sri Lanka’s Hasini Samuel, “Darling of the Press” (center), is flanked by Vietnam’s Vuong Thanh Tuyen (left) who placed third, and Aylasha Ramrachia of Mauritius who placed second. (Photo by ARMIN P. ADINA / Philippine Daily Inquirer) After its successful ...

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Asia shares inch ahead, Turkish lira takes a dive

SYDNEY – Asian share markets inched higher on Monday as the flow of economic news remained generally supportive for global growth, while political uncertainty caused some early ructions in currencies. Liquidity was lacking with Japan and South Korea on holiday ...

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Asia stocks up after tax reform optimism lifts Wall Street

TOKYO – Asian stocks rose on Friday after optimism over US tax reform plans lifted Wall Street shares to new highs, while the dollar hovered near a 7-week peak following additional indications of solid economic growth. MSCI’s broadest index of ...

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How Filipino farmers can compete in Southeast Asia

[embedded content] MANILA – Filipino farmers need mentors, access to capital and markets, as well as millennials to compete with the rest of Southeast Asia, a businessman and entrepreneurship advocate said Tuesday. The agriculture sector needs to adopt new technologies ...

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PH shares outperform Asia on 1st trading day of Q4

[embedded content] Philippine shares outperform their Asian peers on the first trading day of the fourth quarter. Analysts say government’s tax reform proposal is a major catalyst for local shares, but they express worry over the smaller projected revenues from ...

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