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Oct 13, 2011

Stocks & Markets in The News: Asia Markets Overview | MarketWatch

Asia Market Overview October 14 11.01 n.m.

Index Last Chng. % Chng.
J-Stock Index 1,017 -4.46 -0.44%
NIKKEI 225 Index 8,759.94 -63.31 -0.72%
NIKKEI 300 Index 151.95 -1.19 -0.78%
Hang Seng Index 18,521.70 -236.11 -1.26%
S&P/HKEx LargeCap Index 22,263.72 -264.14 -1.17%
FTSE Straits Times Index 2,733.88 -0.09 -.00%
ASX All Ordinaries Index 4,266.40 -39.60 -0.92%
S&P/ASX Midcap 50 Index 3,733.00 -39.90 -1.06%
S&P/ASX 100 Index 3,427.30 -33.20 -0.96%

Stocks & Markets in The News: Asia Asia markets fall with resource firms weak

Asia markets fall with resource firms weak
Asia markets decline, with auto makers and resource firms weak. Data shows Chinese inflation cooled in September
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The logo of Google Inc. is seen outside their headquarters building in Mountain View, California August 18, 2004. Google Inc. slashed the size of its closely watched initial public offering nearly in half to less than $2 billion on Wednesday, splashing cold water on what has been touted as the hottest Internet IPO in years. Google shares could make their market debut on the Nasdaq stock market as soon as Thursday, ending the wait for the year's most anticipated IPO. REUTERS/Clay McLachlan CM/GN  Google headquarters in Mountain View, California on August 18, 2004. U.S. securities regulators failed to give Google the green light it needed to price its initial public offering, extending the wait for its highly anticipated market debut. REUTERS/Clay McLachlan - Reuters
Google climbs, Microchip falls in after-hours Google shares bounce higher after the online search firm’s quarterly results surpasses expectations, while Microchip Technology Inc. shares pull back after the company cuts its quarterly forecast.
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Smartcompany News & Analysis: DealsDirect buys corporate shopping group, Franchise Council mulls complaints investigator, Could good news stop rates cut? New iPhone hits stores

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Today on SmartCompany we’ve got the scoop on DealsDirect’s biggest acquisition to date – the purchase of corporate shopping and rewards site, Shoppers Advantage. We also look at the Franchise Council’s shift towards an independent complaints investigator, examine today’s iPhone frenzy and bring you up-to-date on a crucial Fair Work Australia case covering contractors and union entry rights. Plus in Entrepreneur Watch, James Thomson explains why James Packer shouldn’t beat himself up about missing the mining boom.

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The Australian - The PiNG: Hundreds queue to get new iPhone

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Apple wins court ban on Samsung
Andrew Colley THE federal court yesterday ruled in favour of Apple's bid to temporarily ban the sale in Australia of Samsung's iPad-rival, the Galaxy Tab 10.1
Tech research to help with disasters
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Labor's e-health program overbudget
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Dell to keep PC business
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Bonus pool lifts NBN pay by $2.3m
Annabel Hepworth and Lauren Wilson THE NBN Co has paid its top executives an extra $2.3 million after creating a private sector-style bonus pool
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Google earnings beat market
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BlackBerry service finally restored
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Graystone to run Novell, NetIQ sales
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