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Nikkei gains helped by strong US growth; parliament in focus

Monday, 29 September 2014 02:08
Monday, 29 September 2014 11:23 Posted by Imaduddin 2 TOKYO: Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Monday morning after the weak yen supported sentiment, while risk taking was buoyed after the US economy grew at its fastest pace in 2-1/2 years in the second quarter.The Nikkei share average gained 0.5 percent to 16,310.63 in mid-morning trade after falling 0.9 percent on Friday.
Dollar pushes towards 110 yen in Asia
Monday, 29 September 2014 01:07
Agence France-Presse 12:02 pm | Monday, September 29th, 2014 AP FILE PHOTO TOKYO – The dollar advanced in Asian trade on Monday after data showed the US economy growing more than first thought in April-June, with investors expecting it to break the 110 yen threshold “sooner or later.” The greenback bought 109.44 yen in Tokyo on Monday, up from 109.28 yen in New York.
US economy expected to continue steady recovery
Monday, 29 September 2014 01:07
Economists see steady growth but remain mixed on their outlook for the health of different segments of the US economy. Investments by businesses and government, as well as international trade activity, will grow at a faster rate than previously forecast, according to a survey released Monday by the National Association for Business Economics. However, consumer spending and investments in homes will be lower than previously predicted because of Americans' lagging wage growth and trouble obtaining…
Hong Kong protesters defiant after tear gas chaos
Monday, 29 September 2014 01:07
Police repeatedly fired tear gas in clashes with protesters fighting for democracy as parts of Hong Kong descended into chaos with tens of thousands on the streets to demand Beijing grant the city full universal suffrage. The rare scenes -- in which crowds faced down riot police in the international financial hub -- forced protest leaders to warn supporters to "retreat and save their lives" if rubber bullets were fired. Protesters screamed "Shame!" at officers,…
As Missouri protests persist, police seek suspects in shootings of two officers
Monday, 29 September 2014 01:07
By Kenny Bahr FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Police were seeking suspects on Sunday in what appeared to be the unrelated shootings of two police officers in and near the Missouri city of Ferguson, where protests continue after a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer last month. The Saturday night shooting of an officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson did not seem linked to peaceful protests elsewhere in the…
Recovery of bodies suspended at Japanese volcano
Monday, 29 September 2014 01:07
View gallery A military helicopter, aiding in rescue operations, flies above Mount Ontake as it continues to erup … View gallery Plumes of smoke and ash billow from Mount Ontake as it continues to erupt in Otaki village, in Nagan …
Tokyo stocks rise 0.43% by break
Monday, 29 September 2014 00:05
Tokyo stocks added 0.43 percent on Monday morning after the yen weakened against the dollar in response to data showing the US economy expanded more than initially estimated in the April-June quarter. The key Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose 70.08 points to 16,299.94 by the break, while the Topix index of all first-section shares gained 0.38 percent, or 5.10 points, to 1,337.05. In the United States the Commerce Department said the…
Dollar higher in Asia
Sunday, 28 September 2014 23:04
The dollar advanced in Asian trade on Monday after data showed the US economy growing more than first thought in April-June, with investors expecting it to break the 110 yen threshold "sooner or later". The greenback bought 109.44 yen in Tokyo on Monday, up from 109.28 yen in New York. The single European currency was trading at $1.2676, down from $1.2683 in US trade on Friday, and at 138.75 yen against 138.60 yen. Traders moved…
California governor signs 'yes means yes' college sexual assault bill
Sunday, 28 September 2014 23:03
(Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown on Sunday signed a law requiring all state colleges to adopt a policy of unambiguous, affirmative consent by students engaged in sexual activity, part of a nationwide effort to curb sexual assault on U.S. campuses. California's so-called "yes means yes" law will be the first in the nation to make affirmative consent language a central tenet of school sexual assault policies, proponents said.
Recovery of bodies underway at Japanese volcano
Sunday, 28 September 2014 23:03
View gallery A military helicopter, aiding in rescue operations, flies above Mount Ontake as it continues to erup … View gallery Plumes of smoke and ash billow from Mount Ontake as it continues to erupt in Otaki village, in Nagan …

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