By Shinichi Saoshiro. TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks were steady on Wednesday after strong U.S. housing data lifted Wall Street shares, helping nudge Treasury yields higher and keeping the dollar well bid against the euro and yen.
Apple shares closed above $100 on Tuesday, beating their previous high after almost two years, as investors anticipate the launch of new products including wearable devices and a payments service in the coming months.
Traders James Doherty, left, and Thomas Ferrigno work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Better news on home building and corporate earnings are sending stocks higher.
A framer works on the roof line of a new home under construction Tuesday at the William Lyon Homes site in the Pavilion Park development in Irvine.
New York State's financial regulator has ordered UK-based lender Standard Chartered plc (SCBFF.PK,STAC.L,STAN.L) to pay a civil monetary penalty of $300 million and also take other remedial steps for its failure to improve money laundering controls that ...