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Asian shares mixed after fresh Wall St losses

Hong Kong - Asia's markets were mixed on Monday following another heavy sell-off on Wall Street while concerns over the crisis in Ukraine resurfaced.Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 49.89 points or 0.36 percent to 13,910.
In the Media by AFP

China and India face huge cancer burden: experts

Paris - China and India are facing a cancer crisis, with smoking, belated diagnosis and unequal access to treatment all causing large-scale problems, experts said on Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Asian shares mostly up, but yen sinks Tokyo

Hong Kong - Asia's markets mostly rose on Wednesday following a slight rebound on Wall Street but Tokyo took another hit from a stronger yen.The benchmark Nikkei-225 index sank 307.19 points or 2.10 percent to 14,299.
In the Media by AFP

Nissan signs UEFA Champions League sponsorship deal

Tokyo - Japanese auto giant Nissan said on Monday it has signed a four-year global sponsorship deal with the UEFA Champions League as it looks to broaden its brand appeal globally.
In the Media by AFP

World Bank maintains East Asia growth at 7.1 percent

Singapore - The World Bank said Monday developing countries in East Asia will grow 7.1 percent in 2014 as they benefit from a stabilising global economy and withstand the impact of US stimulus cuts.
In the Media by AFP

AFP honoured at Asia human rights media awards

Hong Kong - Agence France-Presse received three honours at the Human Rights Press Awards held in Hong Kong Sunday for articles and photography covering South Asia that judges praised for their depth of quality and ambition.
In the Media by AFP

US defence chief warns China, drawing parallel with Crimea

Tokyo - Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel on Sunday warned China against unilateral action to resolve territorial disputes with its neighbours, drawing a parallel with Russia's incursion in Ukraine as he announced two more warships would be sent to Japan.
In the Media by Dan De Luce (AFP)

Asian shares mixed, US jobs data in view

Hong Kong - Asian markets were mixed Friday with mild profit-taking following a healthy week of gains, with the focus now on the release of US jobs data later in the day.Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei-225 index edged down 0.05 percent, or 8.11 points, to 15,063.
In the Media by AFP

Tourists from Asia-Pacific to become world's top spenders

Singapore - The Asia-Pacific will overtake Europe as the region whose tourists spend the most money overseas within 10 years, a report said Wednesday, driven by an explosion in the number of Chinese travellers.
In the Media by AFP

Asian shares mixed following China, Japan data

Hong Kong - Asian markets were mixed Tuesday as official data showed a slight pick-up in Chinese manufacturing while a closely watched survey showed Japanese business confidence at a more than six-year high.
In the Media by Danny McCord (AFP)
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