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Asian markets mostly higher as Hong Kong extends record run

Most Asian markets resumed their positive start to the year on Friday with Hong Kong extending its record run to 14 days while the euro held gains after the previous day's jump.

Asian markets mostly down as new year surge fades, dollar bounces

Asian markets saw further losses on Thursday, with Tokyo hit by a weaker dollar and Hong Kong coming off a 12-day surge, as the rally that greeted 2018 gives way to profit-taking.

London stock market edges to new high

London's benchmark FTSE 100 index reached a fresh high Wednesday, but Europe's main indices were lacklustre overall following recent rallies.

London stocks end year on record high

London's FTSE 100 ended 2017 on a new record high on Friday, on a shortened final day of trading before the New Year break.

Dollar, stocks drop in Asia as Fed fails to inspire

The dollar suffered fresh losses on Thursday as Asian investors followed their New York counterparts in shifting out of the unit, unmoved by another interest rate hike and an upbeat assessment of the world's top economy.

Dollar drops before US federal reserve policy, after Alabama poll

The dollar dropped Wednesday awaiting the outcome of the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting and after a shock Democrat poll win in a staunchly Republican senate seat fuelled fears about US President Donald Trump's tax cut plans.

Tokyo ends down after sharp reverse as Asia markets mostly slip

Japanese stocks ended the day in the red as it suffered a sharp reverse in afternoon trade after hitting fresh 26-year highs, with most other Asian markets also falling.

Tokyo extends rally after solid US growth forecast

Tokyo's stock market was the Asian standout Thursday, building on a rally and buoyed by a strong US growth forecast and domestic corporate results as well as a weak yen.

Asia markets mostly up, North Korea missile fears ease

South Korean and Japanese traders sent shares rallying Tuesday as they returned from a long weekend while most other markets tacked on gains despite a soft lead from Wall Street.

Dollar extends gains on US tax hopes but Asia markets sink

The dollar built on its recovery against the yen Thursday on rekindled hopes for Donald Trump's tax plan but most Asian markets retreated on profit-taking following gains earlier in the week.

Dollar builds on gains as US data overshadow North Korea woes

The dollar extended its gains on Thursday as strong US growth and jobs data helped traders move past North Korea's missile test but oil struggled as deadly storm Harvey batters the Gulf Coast.

European stock markets rise at open

Europe’s main stock markets climbed at the start of trading on Thursday following gains in Tokyo and on Wall Street.

European stocks drop as North Korea fires missile

Europe’s main stock markets slid at the start of trading on Tuesday after nuclear-armed North Korea launched a ballistic missile over Japan.

Kenya’s Odinga to challenge Kenyatta’s victory in court

Kenya plunged into a political crisis after the opposition rejected what it said were plans by the electoral commission to declare President Uhuru Kenyatta the victor in Tuesday’s election, calling it a “charade.”

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