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Asia stocks pare losses, dollar flounders as lift from Fed, Mnuchin wanes

SINGAPORE Asian stocks steadied on Thursday after earlier losses, aided by a weaker dollar as markets studied Federal Reserve meeting minutes that indicated both readiness and caution over raising interest rates.

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Mnuchin says dollar strength reflects confidence in U.S. economy: WSJ

WASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Wednesday praised the strong dollar as a reflection of confidence in the U.S. economy, telling The Wall Street Journal in an interview that it was "a good thing" in the long run.

Feb 22 2017

Olympics, smartphones push Twitter revenue up 30 percent in Brazil

SAO PAULO Twitter Inc has found a bright spot in Brazil, Latin America's largest economy, even as weak advertising sales across the globe have punished the social network's stock in recent weeks.

Tech, Brazil, Twitter Feb 22 2017

Chemchina extends tender offer for Syngenta to April 28

ZURICH China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina) has extended until April 28 its $43 billion tender offer for Swiss pesticides and seeds group Syngenta , it said on Thursday.

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Disrupting the disruptors: Singapore rattles sharing economy with rule change

SINGAPORE Singapore, a keen early adopter of the sharing economy, has fired a warning shot across the bow of Airbnb and Uber with tighter rules that could shake up their business models and growth ambitions in Asia.

1:26am EST

Federal Reserve minutes point to rate hike 'fairly soon'

WASHINGTON Many Federal Reserve policymakers said it may be appropriate to raise interest rates again "fairly soon" should jobs and inflation data come in line with expectations, according to the minutes of the Fed's last policy meeting released on Wednesday.

Feb 22 2017

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