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Asia May Have Seeded European Plague Outbreaks, Study Says – ABC News

Scientists say they may have solved a centuries-old whodunit: Why did Europe experience outbreaks of bubonic plague over hundreds of years, starting with the Black Death of 1347 to 1353? Maybe you can blame gerbils in Asia. The disease is caused by a bacterium that lives in rodents. The general thought had been that once […]

Asia tentative, awaits word on Fed rate outlook – Reuters

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The dollar edged lower and bond yields fell after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Tuesday it would be several months before the Fed expects to raise interest rates, while European equity markets gained after Greece produced a list of proposed economic reforms. In a subtle change of emphasis […]

Asia shares mostly higher; Nikkei at new 15-year highs – CNBC

Nikkei jumps 0.7% Japan’s key Nikkei 225 index settled at a fresh 15-year high as the yen traded near the 119 handle. Among blue-chip exporter stocks, Mitsubishi Electric and Toyota Motor piled on 0.8 and 0.6 percent, respectively, but Canon and Sony added 0.3 and 0.1 percent each. Toshiba erased […]

Asia’s Drama: The Condition And Status Of Women – Forbes

Asian Drama was the title of a 1968 three-volume opus by the late Swedish Economics Nobel Laureate Gunnar Myrdal. The subtitle was: An Inquiry into the Poverty of Nations. In the 1960s to the extent that there were promising developing countries at all, they tended to be seen in Latin America, in de-colonizing Africa and […]

Asia shares mostly higher; Nikkei at new 15-year highs – CNBC

Nikkei jumps 0.7% Japan’s key Nikkei 225 index settled at a fresh 15-year high as the yen traded near the 119 handle. Among blue-chip exporter stocks, Mitsubishi Electric and Toyota Motor piled on 0.8 and 0.6 percent, respectively, but Canon and Sony added 0.3 and 0.1 percent each. Toshiba erased […]

Asia tentative, awaiting word on Fed rate outlook – Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Caution shrouded Asian markets on Tuesday as investors fretted over what Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen might say on the likely lift-off date for policy tightening later in the session. Moves were marginal at best and MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS inched down 0.1 percent. The Nikkei .N225 […]

Asia’s Drama: The Condition And Status Of Women – Forbes

Asian Drama was the title of a 1968 three-volume opus by the late Swedish Economics Nobel Laureate Gunnar Myrdal. The subtitle was: An Inquiry into the Poverty of Nations. In the 1960s to the extent that there were promising developing countries at all, they tended to be seen in Latin America, in de-colonizing Africa and […]

Asia tentative, awaiting word on Fed rate outlook – Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Caution shrouded Asian markets on Tuesday as investors fretted over what Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen might say on the likely lift-off date for policy tightening later in the session. Moves were marginal at best and MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS inched down 0.1 percent. The Nikkei .N225 […]

Asia’s Drama: The Condition And Status Of Women – Forbes

Asian Drama was the title of a 1968 three-volume opus by the late Swedish Economics Nobel Laureate Gunnar Myrdal. The subtitle was: An Inquiry into the Poverty of Nations. In the 1960s to the extent that there were promising developing countries at all, they tended to be seen in Latin America, in de-colonizing Africa and […]

Asia stocks mostly higher; Nikkei at new 15-year highs – CNBC

Nikkei jumps 0.7% Japan’s key Nikkei 225 index settled at a fresh 15-year high as the yen traded near the 119 handle. Among blue-chip exporter stocks, Mitsubishi Electric and Toyota Motor piled on 0.8 and 0.6 percent, respectively, but Canon and Sony added 0.3 and 0.1 percent each. Toshiba erased […]

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