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By Lisa Twaronite and Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks rose on Thursday, extending the previous session’s gains, while the dollar drew support from minutes of the Federal Reserve’s last meeting showing the U.S. central bank was still on course to hike interest rates this year. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan Read More

By Hideyuki Sano and Vidya Ranganathan TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks buckled while the dollar held firm on Monday after strong U.S. jobs data fanned expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve may raise interest rates sooner than previously thought. Stock markets across Asia, including Japan’s Nikkei <.N225>, Australia, Malaysia and Indonesia fell broadly, with MSCI’s Read More

By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks slipped on Thursday after Wall Street continued to pull back from record highs ahead of Friday’s closely-watched U.S. jobs data, while the nervous euro languished at an 11-year low prior to the European Central Bank’s policy meeting. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan <.MIAPJ0000PUS> shed 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

By Lisa Twaronite TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks rose on Wednesday, taking their cues from Wall Street’s gains after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen suggested the Fed would not rush into raising interest rates. Shares extended gains after a survey of Chinese factory activity eked out a rise to a four-month high in February, though Read More