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  • Asian Stocks Eke Out Gains on China Hopes Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 5:04 AM ET

    Asian stock markets edged higher on Thursday on hopes of a steady economic revival in China although gains were marginal compared to the previous session's strong gains as investors took some money off the table and braced for more U.S. budget battles.

  • Asia Hits 5-Month High as US Averts 'Cliff' Crisis Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 5:09 AM ET

    Asian stocks rose nearly two percent to hit a five-month high as both houses of Congress passed a bill to end the "fiscal cliff" crisis that threatened a U.S. recession and roiled world financial markets.

  • Asia Up on 'Cliff' Hopes; Japan Hits 2012 High Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 5:06 AM ET

    Asian stock markets rose on Friday as investors hoped for an 11th-hour budget compromise to avert the so-called U.S "fiscal cliff" ahead of a meeting by President Barack Obama and key lawmakers, while Japanese stocks posted their bets yearly gain of 2012.

  • Asia Closes Higher; Japan Hits 21-Month Peak Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 5:16 AM ET

    Asian shares closed marginally higher on Thursday amid caution about the chances of the U.S. going over the "fiscal cliff" but Japan managed to hit a 21-month high as a strong currency buoyed investor risk appetite.

  • Asia Close Mostly Higher Despite 'Cliff' Woes Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 5:13 AM ET

    Asian shares closed mostly higher on Thursday, even though Japan was unable to gain momentum from further stimulus and despite investor worries about the looming "fiscal cliff" deadline, which risks the health of the world's largest economy.

  • Asia Gains; Japan Stimulus, 'Cliff' in Focus Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012 | 5:01 AM ET

    Asian shares posted gains on Tuesday, tracking the overnight gains in U.S. stocks, as fresh signs of compromise maintained a new optimism that the U.S. "fiscal cliff" budget tussle could be settled before tax hikes and spending cuts begin to bite early next year.

  • Asian Stocks Mixed; Nikkei, Korea Rally Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 5:20 AM ET

    Asian shares retreated from session gains on Thursday afternoon to trade mixed, but Korea hit a fresh 3-month high after its central bank held interest rates steady while a weaker yen drove Japan to an 8-month high.

  • Asian Shares Hits New Highs Ahead of Fed Move Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 2:19 AM ET

    Asian shares rose on Wednesday buoyed by strength in global equities markets on hopes of a deal from the U.S. budget talks and expectations for more stimulus from the Federal Reserve when it ends its two-day policy meeting later in the day.

  • Asia Ends Mostly Higher Ahead of Fed Move Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 2:17 AM ET

    Asian shares were mixed on Tuesday, as prices were capped as investors waited for the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy decision this week and any progress in U.S. budget talks.

  • New regulations in Mongolia could stifle a deal to develop the Oyu Tolgoi mine, the world’s biggest new source of copper, and hurt the country’s broader economy.

  • Asian Shares Mixed; Nikkei at 7-Month High Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 5:04 AM ET

    Asian shares were mixed on Thursday after U.S. President Barack Obama said a deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff of year-end tax hikes and spending cuts was possible in "about a week" if Republicans compromise on taxes.

  • TIANJIN, China, Nov 5- Aluminum Corp of China Ltd is willing to get involved in the Oyu Tolgoi copper project in Mongolia, owned by Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd, the firm's senior vice president Liu Xiangmin said on Monday. Turquoise Hill, previously know as Ivanhoe Mines Ltd, is controlled by Rio Tinto Ltd.

  • SUDBURY, Ontario, Oct 28- In an office trailer parked outside a mine shaft in northern Ontario, operator Carolyn St-Jean leans back in her chair and monitors a machine loading nickel-rich ore into rail cars deep underground.

  • SUDBURY, Ontario, Oct 28- In an office trailer parked outside a mine shaft in northern Ontario, operator Carolyn St-Jean leans back in her chair and monitors a machine loading nickel-rich ore into rail cars deep underground.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 25- Brazilian mining company Vale SA plans to sell underperforming assets to control costs and boost profit, executives said on Thursday, a day after reporting weak earnings and halting work on a giant iron ore mine in the West African nation of Guinea.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 25- Brazilian mining company Vale SA plans to sell underperforming assets to control costs and boost profit, executives said on Thursday, a day after reporting weak earnings and halting work on a giant iron ore mine in the West African nation of Guinea.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 25- Brazilian mining company Vale SA plans to sell underperforming assets in a push to control costs and boost profits, executives said on Thursday, a day after reporting weak earnings and a halt to work on a giant iron ore mine in Guinea, West Africa.

  • World stocks rise on US, China recovery signs Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 5:17 AM ET

    BANGKOK-- Stock markets rose Thursday after an unexpectedly strong U.S. housing report renewed confidence in the world's biggest economy and the latest data from China suggested the worst of its slump is over.

  • Asia stocks rise on US, China recovery signs Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 1:30 AM ET

    BANGKOK-- Asian stock markets rose Thursday after an unexpectedly strong U.S. housing report renewed confidence in the world's biggest economy and the latest data from China suggested the worst of its slump is over.

  • By Maytaal Angel and Clara Ferreira-Marques. LONDON, Oct 12- Mining firms, already cutting back after years of rising costs, could do more to tighten their belts and should use the proceeds to increase payouts to yield-hungry investors, BlackRock, the world's largest fund manager said on Friday.