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Tokyo stocks opened higher on Monday, tracking rallies on Wall Street with all eyes on key events this week including a major speech by the US Federal Reserve chief. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was up 0.90 percent, or 182.81 points, at 20,601.62 in early trade, while the broader Topix index climbed 0.68...

President Donald Trump cast more doubt on chances for a trade deal with Beijing on Friday, signaling he might cancel talks set for September amid an intensifying...

The dovish turn sweeping the global economy gathered pace Wednesday as New Zealand shocked markets with a half-percentage point interest-rate cut, sending its currency tumbling. Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr and his policy committee slashed the official cash rate to a record low 1% as slowing economic growth prevents inflation from returning to the central bank’s...

Australia’s trade surplus rocketed to a fresh record in June as iron ore receipts pushed even higher and a falling international oil price lopped a chunk off imports. The windfall swelled to A$8 billion ($5.4 billion), a third higher than May’s upwardly revised A$6.2 billion, data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed Tuesday. Iron ore sales climbed...

Hong Kong stock investors headed for the exit as economic woes, street protests and China’s weak yuan intensified worries over potential outflows from the city. The MSCI Hong Kong Index pared an earlier drop to fall 0.8% as of the mid-day break, heading for a 10th straight decline a day after a general strike led to traffic chaos, violence, tear gas and flight cancellations. The...