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Asian stocks in summer lull as markets await Yellen speech

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Hong Kong, Aug 23 (AP) - Most stock markets in Asia moved sideways on Tuesday as the summer doldrums and a lack of economic data ahead of a widely anticipated speech by the Fed chief kept investors on the sidelines.

KEEPING SCORE: The benchmark Nikkei 225 index in Japan slipped 0.2 percent to 16,566.76 while South Korea's Kospi rose 0.2 percent to 2,045.36. Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 0.4 percent to 22,914.10 and the Shanghai Composite Index in mainland China edged up 0.3 percent to 3,093.81...

China approves new mainland stock link to Hong Kong

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Hong Kong, Aug 17 (AP) - China's approval of a long-awaited initiative to link stock exchanges in Hong Kong and the mainland city of Shenzhen, allowing foreign investors wider leeway to invest in Chinese shares, got a muted reception on Wednesday.

China's Cabinet announced late Tuesday that...

Asian stocks mostly higher after Wall Street decline

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Beijing, Aug 17 (AP) - Asian stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday after Wall Street declined. Shares in China were mixed after leaders approved a plan to give foreign investors more access to Chinese equities through Hong Kong.

KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 rose 0.9 percent to...

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