The Australian dollar fell below parity with the US dollar and stayed down during the whole week, which is widely attributed to positive indicators in the US economy.On Friday, the Australian dollar took another step lower, falling as low as 97.33 US cents, a level not seen since June 2012.The Australian dollar tumbled to 98.3 cents late on Thursday, breaking through its 11-month low of 98.5 ...
Nikkei breached the psychologically important 15,000 mark and closed the week's trade with a 2.5% gain, at 15,138.1. A tumbling yen that hit a 4-1/2 year low at the beginning of the week boosted Japanese stocks, which shot up to a 5-1/2 year high mid-week as exporters' stocks rallied on the back of a weakening yen. Other Asian stocks opened lower but posted gains towards the close of ...
China's stock index futures closed sharply higher on Friday, with the contract for May 2013, the most actively traded, up 1.46 percent from the previous trading day to 2,576.6 points.The June 2013 contract jumped 2.16 percent to 2,572.6 points. The September 2013 contract rose 2.15 percent to 2,581.4 points, while the December 2013 contract went up 2.21 percent to 2,602.8 points.The ...
(Reuters) - Sanyo Electric Co may cease to exist under a reorganization by Panasonic Corp that includes global jobs cuts, Nikkei reported on Friday.Panasonic will cut 90 percent of Sanyo's global workforce of about 2,500 in around three years, the daily reported.About 1,000 workers at Sanyo's headquarters will be reduced to around 100 this fiscal year, leaving just a skeleton crew for ...
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Prices commanded by poultry products have risen significantly this week, following government subsidies to prop up the sector as it struggles in the wake of the H7N9 bird flu virus, the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) announced on Friday.The price per kilo of dressed chicken hit 13.51 yuan (2.18 US dollars) on May 15, up from an annual low of 12.97 yuan on May 12, but the figure was still 4.2 ...
LONDON, May 17 (Reuters) - Gold fell for a seventh straight session on Friday, its longest losing streak in four years, after comments from a Federal Reserve official that the bank may soon rein in monetary easing lifted the ...
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The Philippine stock market extended its losses on Friday on profit-taking.The bellwether Philippine Stock Exchange index lost 0.42 percent or 31.07 points to 7,279.87, while the broader all-share index slipped 0.36 percent or 16.26 points to 4,496.21.Trading volume reached 1.9 billion shares worth 13.41 billion pesos (325.68 million US dollars) with 101 stocks declining and 65 advancing, and 44 ...
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DHAKA - Bangladesh has re-opened hundreds of garment factories after just three days of closure following protests over pay and poor work conditions.
The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association had called for the re-opening on Friday.
The shutdown of factories this week was prompted by worker protests over low pay and poor working conditions sparked by the country's worst industrial accident.
In response to workers' demands, the Bangladeshi government has approved labor law changes, making it easier for workers to form unions. The government has also set up a panel to consider garment workers salary raise.
Pope Francis has described the garment workers' $38 monthly wage as "slave labor."
Bangladesh is the world's second largest apparel maker after China. The $20 billion industry accounts for up to 80 per cent of annual exports.
The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers' and Exporters' Association says about 85% of employees were back at work. They will get overtime for working on a Friday, a weekend day in Bangladesh.
The manufacturers have accused the workers of disrupting production and say they will not pay wages for the last few days.
Badrul Alam, police chief for the Ashulia district, told the Agence France Presse news agency that there had been "no reports of any protest or violence" after the reopening. ...
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