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      S&P lowers Fosun outlook after Moody’s takes opposite view

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      Fast Asia Open: Data to fill Wall St vacuum

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      Dollar continues ascent in mixed session for Asian markets

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      Asian markets higher despite oil's retreat

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      Fast Asia Open: Shares up early as Yellen speech looms

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      Energy stocks up but fail to lead all Asian indices higher

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      Fast Asia Open: Markets aim for back-to-back gains

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      Asian markets jump on Wall St lead, higher oil

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      Fast Asia Open: Markets to follow Wall St higher, oil gains

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      Triple A quality fades as companies embrace debt

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      Fast Asia Open: Drifting

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      May 23, 2016

      Asian markets slide as Fed stays in focus

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      Fast Asia Open: US rates still in focus

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      Rolls-Royce downgraded by S&P

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      Corporate defaults rising at fastest pace since '09

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      Asian stocks look to end cautious week on up note

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      Oil Search to buy InterOil for $2.2bn

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      Gap cut to junk by S&P

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      Fast Asia Open: Japan GDP, Fed speculation

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      Icahn Enterprises gets junked by S&P

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      Oil still pushing higher, supporting stocks

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      Taylor Wimpey upgrades forecast, raises dividend

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      Fast Europe Open: UK inflation

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      Asian markets higher as oil continues march to $50

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