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  • China's Liu Hong (L) wins ahead of China's Lu Xiuzhi in the women's 20 kilometres race walk final at the IAAF World Championships at Beijing's Bird's Nest stadium on August 28, 2015

    Liu Hong won the women's 20 kilometres walk on Friday to hand China its first gold medal of the Beijing world championships, as defending champion Ashton Eaton took control of the decathlon. The morning after Usain Bolt's emphatic 200m win at the Bird's Nest stadium, Liu gave home fans something to cheer when she headed …

  • Line, a must-have app for Japanese smartphone owners, lets users make free calls, send instant messages, and post photos or short videos, along with a host of other paid-services

    Popular Japanese messaging app Line said Friday it was still considering plans for an initial public offering, after a report said it had shelved the sale for a second year in a row. Line's owner, South Korean Internet firm Naver, was preparing an IPO for the company in 2014, but reportedly postponed it to focus on the …

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  • Concerns in the recent stock market panic focused on the fact that in recent years China has been the main driver of global growth, with Europe in the doldrums and the US struggling to maintain a recovery

    Asia stocks extended their rally on Friday, taking heart from strong US growth figures to cement a recovery after a torrid week when global markets took fright over China's gloomy economic outlook. Tokyo led the gains, with Hong Kong and Shanghai in tow, and oil prices zoomed higher after the US reported a surprisingly …

  • Tokyo shares led Asian stock markets higher on Friday after a surprisingly upbeat US economic growth report buoyed investors following a prolonged rout driven by concerns over China's economy. The dollar ...

  • Crude extended gains in Asia Friday following a 10 percent price surge in the previous session fuelled by strong US economic data. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for October delivery rose 66 ...

  • Tokyo shares soared over 3.0 percent Friday, extending gains from a day earlier after strong US data sent Wall Street flying and fuelled a global rally that saw a surge in Chinese equities. The Nikkei-225 ...

  • Asian stocks extend global rally on upbeat US growth … Associated Press - 1 hour 5 minutes ago

    Asian stocks rose Friday as upbeat U.S. economic data lifted investors' spirits following days of stomach-churning turbulence sparked by a heavy sell-off in China. Japan led regional gains, but Shanghai ...

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  • Gold climbed to pare the biggest weekly decline in a month as investors weighed whether surging U.S. economic growth may be difficult to sustain in the short run and prospects dimmed for an interest rate rise next month. Bullion for immediate delivery rose 0.6 percent to $1,131.81 an ounce at 11:34 a.m. in Singapore, according …

  • When it comes to Russian stocks, among the cheapest in the world, it still all boils down to the price of oil. The dollar-denominated RTS Index of Russian equities posted the biggest advance since January on Thursday, but don’t let that fool you: They are simply following moves in Brent crude, which soared the most since …

  • Business Highlights Associated Press - 9 hours ago

    ___ US stocks end sharply higher after Chinese market surges Investors were in a buying mood again on Thursday, driving U.S. stocks higher for the second straight day as they took advantage of this month's ...

  • EURJPY Rebound to Offer Short Entries Ahead of ECB- 137.50 Critical

  • While the crude rout dragged gasoline futures down about 60 cents a gallon, ethanol’s dropped a mere 15 cents -- making it costlier than gasoline this week for the first time since January. The federal Renewable Fuel Standard requires suppliers to add increasing volumes of biofuels such as ethanol into their mix. Ethanol …

  • Oil soared more than 10 percent Thursday, its biggest one-day gain since March 2009, lifted by resurgent global stock markets and a report showing the U.S. economy grew faster than previously reported ...

  • Grain futures were mostly higher Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for December delivery was off 4.50 cents to $4.8975 a bushel; December corn rose 1.75 cents to 3.75 a bushel; December oats ...

  • Goldcorp Inc. and Teck Reso Teck Resources Ltd. urces Ltd. said Thursday they are combining two copper-gold projects in Chile. “You always want to have 100 percent of a project, but you weigh that against the risk that you may not be able to bring it into production alone,”  Phil Russo, a Toronto-based analyst at Raymond …

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