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Asian energy firms retreated Tuesday after a plunge in oil prices, while the pound's troubles mounted on worries about Britain's plans to leave the European Union.
 
The London stock market reached another record high Monday as the pound slumped to the lowest level in three months on Brexit concerns.
 
So maybe you shouldn't have purchased that 55-inch TV for your toddler or given a diamond incrusted collar to your corgi for Christmas.
 
Shares in Taiwan dropped Monday from a more than 1 percent increase seen a week earlier as smartphone camera lens supplier Largan Precision Co. (大立光) moved lower after irregularities were found in the trading of the stock, which triggered 22 brief trading suspensions during the session, dealers said.
 
Fluctuations in share prices of Taiwan-based smartphone camera lens supplier Largan Precision Co. (大立光) triggered a price stabilizing mechanism on the local main board Monday, leading to 22 brief trading suspensions for the stock in the morning session, according to the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE).
 
Lobster prices high as catch drops and China imports climb
Lobster lovers are used to adjusting to high prices, but this winter, they're shelling out even more for the cherished crustaceans because of a lack of catch off of New England and Canada and heavy exports to China.
 
European stock markets fell Friday awaiting key U.S. jobs data, while dollar weakness saw China raise its exchange rate against the U.S. currency by a decade-high leap.
 
Bitcoin plunged Thursday only hours after investors, tipping the volatile digital currency to become a safe haven in an uncertain world economy, pushed it near all-time highs.
 
Shares in Largan Precision Co., the most expensive stock in Taiwan, passed the NT$4,000-mark during the mid-morning session on the local stock market Thursday, the third trading day of the new year, dealers said.
 
Stock markets flattened Thursday and the dollar lost support as investors gave a lukewarm response to the Federal Reserve's signal that U.S. interest rates may rise faster than expected.
 
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