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  • TOKYO, Oct 3- Japanese stocks edged up on Friday in choppy trade after index-heavy Fast Retailing Co contributed hefty positive points after it reported strong monthly sales, but gains were limited as the civil unrest in Hong Kong curbed risk appetite. Investors were also on the sidelines before the closely watched U.S. jobs data release. The Nikkei share...

  • *HSI -1.0 pct, H-shares -0.8 pct, China shut for holiday. HONG KONG, Oct 3- Hong Kong shares sank to 4-1/ 2 month lows on Friday, with investors unloading stock amid the continued civil unrest in the city and more gloomy economic news on China. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong was off 0.8 percent to a more than three-month low.

  • *Hong Kong unrest, U.S. nonfarm payrolls in focus. SYDNEY, Oct 3- Asian stocks were poised for their fourth-straight weekly fall on Friday, with the regional index drifting in an aimless morning session as the civil unrest in Hong Kong and caution ahead of a closely-watched U.S. jobs report kept investors on edge. Tokyo's Nikkei slipped 0.19 percent, Australia's...

  • Hong Kong unrest, U.S. nonfarm payrolls in focus. SYDNEY, Oct 3- Asian stocks were on the defensive on Friday despite a late bounce on Wall Street with sentiment staying fragile as the civil unrest in Hong Kong and caution ahead of a closely watched U.S. jobs report kept investors on edge. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up 0.06...

  • KIEV, Oct 2- Ukraine's military conflict with pro-Russian separatists in the industrial east will force the Kiev government to shelve hopes of resuming economic growth until 2016, the World Bank said on Thursday. The international lender said Ukraine's economy was likely to shrink by 8 percent this year and contract further in 2015 because of the effect of...

  • As Kurds regain ground in Iraq, new challenges emerge Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

    HASSAN SHAM, Iraq, Oct 2- The changing fortunes of war in northern Iraq are recorded in layers of graffiti daubed on the walls of villages overrun by Islamic State militants this summer, but since re-appropriated by Kurdish peshmerga forces. The Kurds scored a particularly important victory recently, driving Islamic State fighters from the strategic Rabia...

  • Force alone won't beat ISIS: Ruler of Dubai Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 2:26 PM ET
    Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, VP and prime minister of the UAE, ruler of Dubai

    If world leaders want to defeat ISIS, they will have to use more than force; they will have to win the intellectual war, says the ruler of Dubai.

  • Bombs away: US spends millions a day to fight ISIS Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 7:39 AM ET
    A file photo of an F-22 fighter jet

    The cost of the American military campaign against ISIS likely has passed $1 billion.

  • *Hong Kong unrest saps risk appetite. LONDON, Oct 1- Stocks worldwide began the fourth quarter on a negative note on Wednesday, as lacklustre economic data and civil unrest in Hong Kong kept investors cautious before a European Central Bank meeting later this week. Federal Reserve on the one hand and the European Central Bank and Bank of Japan on the other.

  • *Hong Kong unrest saps risk appetite. LONDON, Oct 1- Stocks worldwide began the fourth quarter on a negative note on Wednesday, as lacklustre economic data and civil unrest in Hong Kong kept investors cautious before a European Central Bank meeting later this week. Federal Reserve on the one hand and the European Central Bank and Bank of Japan on the other.

  • *Hong Kong unrest saps risk appetite. LONDON, Oct 1- Stocks worldwide began the fourth quarter on a negative note on Wednesday, with investors wary of lacklustre economic data and keeping a cautious eye on civil unrest in Hong Kong. Sales warnings from British retailer J Sainsbury and French cable maker Nexans added to the gloom.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.