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Asian stocks slide as oil falters following Saudi remarks

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly lower on Wednesday, tracking declines on Wall Street as crude oil extended losses after Saudi Arabia ruled out freezing production, saying market forces should be allowed to work. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 0.7 percent to 15,948.31 as investors seeking haven in the yen pushed it higher, hurting shares ...

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Hong Kong, Seoul stocks sharply lower after holidays

Currency traders look at the computer monitors near the screens showing the foreign exchange rates at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Asian stocks shuddered again Thursday, led by sharp drops in Hong Kong and South Korea, which were catching up to global market turmoil after being shut for Lunar New Year holidays.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks shuddered again Thursday, led by sharp drops in Hong Kong and South Korea, which were catching up to global market turmoil after being shut for Lunar New Year holidays. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong’s Hang Seng fell 4 percent to 18,526.03 after opening as much as 5 percent lower. South Korea’s Kospi dropped 2.8 ...

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Asian stocks directionless ahead of US jobless report

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets were uneven on Friday as investors awaited U.S. job numbers that could influence how far the Fed raises interest rates this year. Japanese shares sagged on the strengthening yen. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index dropped 1.5 percent to 16,791.56 as the dollar weakened against the yen, hurting shares of the country’s ...

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Asian stocks fall after US reports meager 1Q growth

TOKYO — Shares fell in Asia on Thursday following news the U.S. economy skidded to a near halt in the first three months of the year. Traders were also awaiting the outcome by early afternoon of a Japanese central bank policy meeting. It kept its ultra-loose monetary policy intact, with no changes. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 lost 2.5 percent ...

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