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Asian shares firm as US stocks hit record

Asian shares firmed in early trade on Tuesday, with sentiment bolstered by another record day on Wall Street.

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Oil rises in Asian trade

Oil prices rose in Asia on Tuesday, but gains were capped as dealers sat on the sidelines eyeing negotiations aimed at ending a strike at some US crude refineri... Read Story

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Nasdaq hits highest level since 2000

The S&P 500 and Dow indexes hit records after economic data pointed to a slowly accelerating economy.

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What platinum strike cost Amplats

Anglo Platinum Ltd Chief Executive Chris Griffith says the five-month strike resulted in a loss of over 500 000 ounces of platinum production. ...


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