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Wall Street (^GSPC) is in “wait and see” mode at midday ahead of this afternoon’s release of the minutes from the latest Federal Reserve meeting and the start of first-quarter earnings season. New York Stock Exchange floor trader Keith Bliss of Cuttone & Co. tells Yahoo Finance the doom and gloom scenarios being painted ahead Read More

By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks rose on Tuesday, following a positive lead from Wall Street, while the dollar held onto its gains after rebounding against the euro and yen on higher U.S. Treasury yields. Spreadbetters saw the upward momentum for equities continuing into Europe, forecasting a higher open for Britain’s FTSE <.FTSE>, Read More

By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks rose across the board on Tuesday after a rally on Wall Street and steps by China to shore up its economy boosted risk appetite, while Greek debt worries again haunted the sagging euro. Spreadbetters expected European shares to pull back slightly after Monday’s rise, calling for Britain’s Read More

By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks stalled on Wednesday following declines on Wall Street, while the dollar held on to modest gains after a rise in U.S. inflation. Spreadbetters forecast a slightly lower open for Britain’s FTSE <.FTSE>, Germany’s DAX <.GDAXI> and France’s CAC <.FCHI>. European shares ended the previous session at their 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