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By Lisa Twaronite TOKYO (Reuters) – A rally in China’s stock markets to seven year highs on Monday kept an index of Asian shares near its highest level since September, as weak Chinese trade data hardened expectations for more economic stimulus measures from Beijing. The Chinese markets’ bull run has been fuelled by speculative buying Read More

By Lisa Twaronite TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares put in a mixed performance across the region on Friday but were underpinned by gains on Wall Street, while the dollar resumed its recent rally after a downward blip on disappointing U.S. retail sales data. Financial spreadbetters predicted the U.S. gains would give European bourses an early Read More

By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks edged higher on Monday as China’s weekend interest rate cut partially offset soft U.S. data, while the dollar hit an 11-year high against a basket of currencies. China on Saturday stepped up its easing tempo and cut its lending and deposit rates as the world’s second largest Read More