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  • TOKYO, Oct 1- Asian shares slumped on Wednesday as continued civil unrest in Hong Kong and a downbeat day on Wall Street sapped confidence, while the dollar index was close to a four-year high after marking its best quarterly gain in six years.

  • Algeria's ailing president absent amid crises Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 2:21 AM ET

    ALGIERS, Algeria— The silence of Algeria's ailing president since the kidnapping and beheading of a French hiker by Islamic State-inspired militants has ignited new concerns over his health and whether he's fit to rule the oil-rich North African nation— or indeed whether he's still doing so.

  • TOKYO, Oct 1- Japan's Nikkei share average dropped to a two-week low on Wednesday in choppy trade as civil unrest in Hong Kong curbed risk appetite, while mixed data from the Bank Of Japan's tankan survey provided little catalysts.

  • TOKYO, Oct 1- Asian shares got off on the back foot on Wednesday as continued civil unrest in Hong Kong sapped confidence, while the dollar index was in sight of a four-year high after marking its best quarterly gain in six years.

  • Treasury targets those tied to Pakistan extremists Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 10:38 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Treasury Department is taking action against individuals and networks linked to two terrorist groups based in Pakistan. Treasury's action on Tuesday targets the leader of Harakat-ul-Mujahedeen, which operates throughout India, Pakistan and Afghanistan and maintains terrorist training camps in eastern Afghanistan.

  • Toll from Guinea-Bissau mine blast rises to 22 Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 7:22 AM ET

    BISAAU, Guinea-Bissau— Two more people who were wounded when a minibus struck a land mine in Guinea-Bissau have died, a doctor said Monday, raising the death toll in the accident to 22.. The blast has raised questions in Guinea-Bissau, which had declared itself free of all known land mines after demining operations.

  • SHEKHAN, Iraq, Sept 30- For Salah Paulis, it came down to a choice between his faith and his crop. A wheat farmer from outside Mosul, Paulis and his family fled the militant group Islamic State early last month. The group overran the family farm as part of its offensive that captured vast swathes of territory in northern Iraq.

  • *Share markets mixed amid uncertainty over Hong Kong, quarter end. *HSBC manufacturing survey disappoints, but exports improve. LONDON, Sept 30- World markets were in hesitant mood on Tuesday as investors wondered what China's response would be to civil unrest in Hong Kong, while the U.S. dollar eased off the throttle after its biggest quarterly gain in six years.

  • Stocks slip, leaving S&P 500 down for September Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 4:20 AM ET

    NEW YORK— A suddenly stormy month on the stock market came to a quiet end on Tuesday. Ford Motor fell after cutting its profit forecast, while eBay jumped after announcing plans to spin off PayPal.

  • HONG KONG, Sept 30- Hong Kong's benchmark index fell to a three-month low on Tuesday, finishing on its biggest monthly fall since May 2012 as investors dumped shares amid the city's worst civil unrest in decades.

  • Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street decline Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    BANGKOK— Asian stocks were mostly lower Tuesday after Wall Street's losses overnight and pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, a major financial center, added to worries about political risk. Sydney's S&P ASX 200 gained 0.2 percent to 5,275.60 while Seoul, Taipei, Singapore and New Zealand declined.

  • JGBs edge up as geopolitical woes drive Nikkei lower Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 10:21 PM ET

    TOKYO, Sept 30- Japanese government bond prices edged higher on Tuesday as geopolitical woes drove Tokyo stocks lower. Treasuries and downbeat Japanese economic data also supported JGBs. Tokyo's Nikkei shed 0.8 percent as civil unrest in Hong Kong weighed on global stock markets.

  • *HSBC manufacturing survey disappoints, but exports improve. SYDNEY, Sept 30- Asian markets were in hesitant mood on Tuesday as investors wondered what China's response would be to civil unrest in Hong Kong, while the U.S. dollar was on track to post its biggest monthly gain in well over a year.

  • SYDNEY, Sept 30- Asian markets were in hesitant mood on Tuesday as investors wondered what China's response would be to civil unrest in Hong Kong, while the U.S. dollar was on track to post its biggest monthly gain in well over a year.

  • *HSBC, Standard Chartered fall as Hong Kong unrest hits markets. LONDON, Sept 29- HSBC, LVMH and other companies exposed to Hong Kong underperformed a broader drop in European stock markets on Monday as civil unrest in the Asian city continued.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 29- Global equity markets fell on Monday as civil unrest in Hong Kong weighed on investor sentiment, while Treasury prices rose as further signs of the relative strength of the U.S. economy raised the prospect of higher interest rates.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 29- U.S. stocks were sharply lower on Monday, extending the previous week's decline on heavy volume as investors monitored the continued civil unrest in Hong Kong for any potential impact on Chinese growth.

  • *Hong Kong civil unrest hurts risk assets, helps Treasuries. NEW YORK, Sept 29- Treasuries prices gained on Monday as civil unrest in Hong Kong weighed on global stock markets, and the yield curve flattened as investors bet that U.S. economic data would continue to improve.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 29- U.S. stocks opened lower on Monday, extending the previous week's decline as investors monitored the continued civil unrest in Hong Kong for any potential impact on Chinese growth.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 29- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a weaker open on Monday, with investors monitoring the continued civil unrest in Hong Kong for any potential impact on Chinese growth. China faced one of its biggest political challenges since the Tiananmen Square massacre as hundreds of democracy protesters faced down tear gas and police baton charges.