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By Lisa Twaronite TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares shrugged off weak U.S. data overnight that raised concerns ahead of Friday’s key employment figures, and logged gains on Thursday as investors covered positions ahead of the Easter holidays. European bourses were expected to follow suit, with financial spreadbetters calling Britain’s FTSE 100 (.FTSE) to open flat Read More

By Patrick Graham LONDON (Reuters) – Shares rose on Monday with Asian stocks buoyed by hopes for stimulus to boost China’s economy, but the euro slipped on renewed concern about Greece’s finances. In Europe, a rally in technology shares, tracking Friday’s surge in the U.S. tech sector, helped equities bounce back from losses last week, Read More

By Patrick Graham LONDON (Reuters) – Shares rose on Monday with Asian stocks buoyed by hopes for stimulus to boost China’s economy, but the euro slipped on more concern about Greece’s finances. In Europe, a rally in technology shares, tracking Friday’s surge in the U.S. tech sector, helped equities bounce back from losses last week, Read More

By Lisa Twaronite TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares started the week on a strong note on Monday after a weaker U.S. dollar helped fuel gains on Wall Street. The greenback remained under pressure in Asian trading, with the dollar index <.DXY> edging down about 0.1 percent to 97.828, moving away from recent 12-year highs and 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 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

By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks mostly edged up on Thursday after a significant rebound in oil and copper prices brought a semblance of calm, while the dollar regained ground lost on disappointing U.S. retail sales. Spreadbetters saw the upward momentum for risk assets being retained in Europe, forecasting Britain’s FTSE (.FTSE) to Read More