Asian stocks near 2015 lows on China economy worry, dollar strong

HONG KONG - An index of Asian shares outside Japan fell close to this year's lows thanks to a deepening selloff in commodities and concerns over slowing growth in China, while the dollar held its ground against a basket of currencies.

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Pacific Rim free trade talks fall short of deal

LAHAINA, Hawaii - Pacific Rim trade ministers failed to clinch a deal on Friday to free up trade between a dozen nations after a dispute flared up over auto trade between Japan and North America, New Zealand dug in over dairy trade and no agreement was reached on monopoly periods for next-generation drugs. | Video

01 Aug 2015

U.S. wage growth brakes in second-quarter; consumer sentiment slips

WASHINGTON - U.S. labor costs in the second quarter recorded their smallest increase in 33 years as workers earned less in commissions and bonuses, in what appeared to be a temporary wage growth setback against the backdrop of diminishing labor market slack.

31 Jul 2015

Star Wars meets Uniqlo as Fast Retailing, Disney expand product tie-up

TOKYO - Fast Retailing Co Ltd's Uniqlo clothing chain said on Monday that it was expanding its collaboration with Walt Disney Co to offer a wider range of products and that it would open a flagship store at the Florida Disney World's shopping complex next spring.

02 Aug 2015

HSBC's first-half profits rise 10 percent on bumper Hong Kong results

HONG KONG - HSBC Holdings reported a 10 percent increase in earnings for the first half of the year, boosted by bumper profits in Hong Kong as the lender considers whether to move its headquarters from London to the Asian hub.

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Iran plans to buy 80-90 Boeing, Airbus planes a year, post sanctions

DUBAI - Iran plans to buy as many as 90 planes per year from Boeing and Airbus to revamp its antiquated fleet once Western sanctions are lifted, its state news agency IRNA quoted a senior aviation official as saying on Sunday.

02 Aug 2015


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