Asian shares, dollar rise on hopes of Ukraine progress

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

From Reuters: Asian stocks got a lift on Tuesday from an upbeat day on Wall Street, while the dollar got some help as U.S. Treasury yields pulled away from recent lows on upbeat U.S. housing data and hopes of progress in the Ukraine crisis. Foreign ministers from Russia, Ukraine, Germany, and France gathered in Berlin over the weekend to discuss talks for a ceasefire or a political solution, and Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Monday a 'certain progress' was achieved during the talks.

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