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Source: Common Domain

Asian markets continue upswing as global rebound continues

14-Feb-2018

The global rebound for stocks accelerated as Asian markets rose strongly Tuesday morning, with gains of at least 1% in a number of locales across the region.

Rising rates were one reason behind the recent global selloff for stocks, and analysts say rates could rise more as central banks normalize policy and the global economy continues its upswing. Ten-year Treasury yields were last at 2.856%, down from a Monday high of 2.902%.

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Source: CBS News

In Hong Kong, truly it is the Year of the (pampered) Dog

Saturday 11:47 GMT

With a lack of parks and dog-friendly open spaces, pooches in Hong Kong are often wheeled around in strollers or carried in their owners' handbags.

Owen Evans, 39, a web developer who has been in Hong Kong for a year, had brought his Yorkshire terrier Jackson to the shop for the first time and vowed to return. Lam, 30, who set up the store three years ago, said most clients bring their dogs in every two weeks for upkeep and trimming, and once every few months for full grooming.

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Source: Global News

China marks firework-free Lunar New Year, millions celebrate around the globe

Saturday 21:51 GMT

While in Nepal, exiled Tibetans living in Kathmandu carried images of their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, as the community — estimated to number in their thousands — gathered to celebrate Lhosar, the Tibetan Lunar New Year, with traditional music and food.

Overnight, police patrolled deserted neighbourhoods in the Chinese capital — normally abuzz with excitement as the country welcomes the arrival of the Lunar New Year.

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Source: Common Domain

Asian stocks beat a retreat; Nikkei fares the worst

Today 06:05 GMT

Asian stocks were largely lower Tuesday, though Hong Kong equities rebounded from early weakness following the Lunar New Year holiday.

The Hang Seng Index HSI, -0.26%  slipped 0.3%, after earlier dropping as much as 1.3% when big financial stocks, particularly China-based companies, experienced weakness. Asian stocks were largely lower Tuesday, though Hong Kong equities rebounded from early weakness following the Lunar New Year holiday.

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Source: Reuters

Computer shops embrace lucrative business: outfitting...

Today 13:38 GMT

Scores of miners from around the world are traveling to places like Hong Kong’s Sham Shui Po and Singapore’s Sim Lim Square to buy the rigs, which the shops’ hardware geeks expertly build behind counters in their cramped boutiques.

“We’ve been selling more these few months and we often run out of stock” as miners move elsewhere and components flood out of China, said Grant Mak of C. Base Computer.


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