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  • Roger Federer wins opening match at Australian Open January 19, 2015

    Melbourne: Second-seeded and 17-time major champion Roger Federer defeated Lu Yen-hsun of Taiwan 6-4, 6-2, 7-5 on Monday in a first-round match at the Australian Open. Federer, wearing a neon yellow shirt which matched his shoes, won his 74th match in 85 starts at Melbourne Park, a record that has seen...
  • Leander Paes-Raven Klaasen fail to cross final hurdle at Chennai Open January 11, 2015

    Chennai: Yen-Hsun Lu and Jonathan Marray outplayed top seeds Leander Paes and Raven Klaasen to win the men's doubles title at the Chennai Open tennis tournament on Sunday. Paes and his 99th doubles partner Klaasen tried their best before going down 3-6, 6-7 (4) to a superior pair on the day. Despite...
  • Somdev Devvarman crashes out of Chennai Open January 6, 2015

    India's top singles player Somdev Devvarman choked after initially showing promise as he lost to sixth seed Yen Hsun Lu of Chinese Taipei in straight sets to crash out of the ATP Chennai Open tennis tournament in the first round on Tuesday. An error-prone Somdev, a wild card entrant, lost 3-6,...
  • Rupee opens at 61.83 per dollar; down 9 paise November 19, 2014

    Mumbai: The Indian rupee slipped by nine paise in the early trade on Wednesday. It had opened at 61.83 per dollar against 61.74 on Tuesday. The yen hovers at multi-year lows against the dollar and euro as the market cautiously waited to see what the Bank Of Japan would say...
  • PaesStepanek in men's doubles 3rd round of US Open August 30, 2014

    New York: Veteran Indian tennis star Leander Paes and Czech partner Radek Stepanek entered the US Open men's doubles prequarterfinals with a straightset victory in the second round. The sixth seeded pairing defeated Chinese Taipei's Yen HsunLu and Czech Republic's Jiri Vesley 76 (3) 63 in a contest which lasted an...
  • Rupee rises most in 7 weeks, ends at 59.69 vs US dollar on budget hopes July 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian rupee on Wednesday appreciated 38 paise its biggest singleday rise in seven weeks to close at 59.69 against the US dollar on optimism that the budget next week would contain strong measures to put finances and the economy back on track. Dollar selling by exporters amid lack...
  • Divij SharanYen Lu, Purav RajaMarcelo Demoliner pairs exit from Wimbledon June 25, 2014

    London: Divij Sharan and YenHsun Lu blew away a fabulous start while Purav Raja and Marcelo Demoliner went down fighting to crash out of the men's doubles event of the Wimbledon Championships on Wednesday. Lefthanded Divij and his Chinese Taipei partner Lu squandered a comfortable twoset lead to lose 62, 62,...
  • Roger Federer through to Halle semis after Lu pulls out June 14, 2014

    Roger Federer progressed to the semifinals of the grasscourt Gerry Weber Open without playing after Lu Yenhsun of Taiwan pulled out of their quarterfinal with back problems on Friday. Federer, who began his preparations for Wimbledon by defeating Portugal's Joao Sousa on Thursday, compensated by playing an exhibition against Christopher Kas,...
  • Rupee up 20 paise at 11month high vs US dollar on sustained inflows May 19, 2014

    Mumbai: In tandem with up move in stocks, the rupee on Monday gained for the fourth day and closed at a fresh 11month high of 58.59 against US dollar on sustained inflows. Continued dollar selling by exporters and some banks also boosted the rupee sentiment, a forex dealer said. Weak...
  • Rupee up 10 paise, opens at 62.42 vs US dollar February 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Rupee opened higher by 10 paise at 62.42 per dollar on Wednesday as against previous day's closing value of 62.52 a dollar. Ashutosh Raina of HDFC Bank believes the markets are now gearing for the Friday's US jobs report which can provide cues to the future course of markets....
  • Rupee closes at 62.51 against US dollar. January 28, 2014

    Mumbai: The rupee on Tuesday jumped by 59 paise, its biggest gain in over two months, to close at 62.51 on heavy dollar selling as emerging market currencies scripted a rebound and the RBI hinted that rate hikes could be ending. At the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) market, the domestic unit...
  • Divij Sharan bows out of US Open September 3, 2013

    New York: Divij Sharan's US Open came to an end after the Indian and his Chinese Taipei partner Yen-Hsun Lu went down fighting to Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Jean-Julien Rojer in the men's doubles third round here. Sharan and Lu lost 6-7 (6) 6-3 3-6 to the fifth seeded Pakistani-Dutch combination. Qureshi...
  • Rupee opens flat at 59.71 against dollar July 19, 2013

    Mumbai: The rupee on Friday opened flat at 59.71 per dollar versus 59.67 on Thursday. Pramit Brahmbhatt, Alpari India said, "The rupee will continue to trade weak due to a stronger dollar and high dollar demand from internal importers. The rupee has started discounting the RBI measures and is now reacting...
  • Shiva Thapa, four others in Asian Championships quarters July 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Bantamweight boxer Shiva Thapa put up an impressive show against Chinese Taipei's Li Lin Yen to book his place in the quarterfinals of the Asian Championships in Amman, Jordan on Friday. With Olympian L Devendro Singh (49 kg) getting a bye in his prequarterfinal match, half of the Indian...
  • Rupee up 29 paise vs dollar in early trade July 2, 2013

    Mumbai: The rupee on Tuesday rose by 29 paise to 59.23 in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market on dollar selling by exporters, after the government assured it is "committed to containing the fiscal deficit" within target and is addressing how to finance CAD. Strengthening of the euro...
  • Andy Murray wins in straight sets at Wimbledon June 26, 2013

    London: Andy Murray advanced to the third round of Wimbledon with a 63, 63, 75 victory over Yenhsun Lu of Taiwan on Wednesday, bringing some order to an otherwise chaotic, injuryfilled day at the All England Club. Murray served 11 aces and had 41 winners against only 14 unforced errors in...
  • Andy Murray wary of Beijing conqueror Lu June 26, 2013

    London: Andy Murray experienced the high of winning Olympic gold in London last year but his second round opponent at Wimbledon on Wednesday inflicted one of his most chastening defeats at the Beijing Games five years ago. Lu Yenhsun, a Taiwanese chicken farmer's son who goes by the name of...
  • World stocks fall on slumping German economy February 15, 2013

    Bangkok: Disappointing news about Germany's economy sent world stock markets down on February 15 as investors turned their attention to a major economic conference this weekend. Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.2 per cent to 6,318.14. Germany's DAX lost 0.3 per cent to 7,607.49 and France's CAC40 shed less than 0.1...
  • Japan: Shinzo Abe elected as the nation's Prime Minister December 26, 2012

    Tokyo: The lower house of Japan's parliament approved Shinzo Abe as Prime Minister on December 26, giving the hawkish lawmaker a second chance at the top job as the country battles deflation and confronts a rising China. Abe, 58, has promised aggressive monetary easing by the Bank of Japan and...
  • Investors eyeing BRIC countries in 2013 December 21, 2012

    London: With a whiff of global recovery in the air and central bank liquidity abundant, investors in 2013 are packing their bags for China, fellow 'BRICs' Brazil and Russia, longdormant Japan and even some Mediterranean sun. Of course, seeking consensus on the top country destinations for the year ahead is...
  • Querrey of US wins in 4 sets in US Open return August 29, 2012

    New York: American Sam Querrey won his firstround match in four sets in his return to the US Open. The 27thseeded Querrey beat Yenhsun Lu of Taiwan 67 (4), 64, 64, 75 in just over 3 hours on Tuesday. He missed the tournament last year because of right elbow surgery. Querrey reached...
  • 'Yen Endraal Kaadhal Enben' to hit theatres soon June 25, 2012

    Though it was the producer's plan to release Endukante.. Premanta and Yen Endraal Kaadhal Enben simultaneously, it could not be accomplished as per the plan. The Tamil version is, however, finally set to hit the screens in some days. Ram has said that this is a proper bilingual,...
  • Sliding euro will impact sensex February 22, 2012

    Hedge funds and professional investors are always looking for countries with lower interest rates where borrowing is cheaper and then invest the same in countries with higher interest rates. Earlier, it was the Japanese yen that gave them this opportunity. After the Lehman crash, the dollar became the funding currency...
  • Nikkei falls over 2 pc on Eurozone debt woes November 3, 2011

    Tokyo: The Nikkei share average fell more than 2 per cent on Wednesday to a threeweek low on resurgent fears over the euro zone's debt woes, after Greece's surprise call for a referendum threatened to scupper a bailout plan aimed at containing the crisis. Some investors also sold to square positions...
  • Nikkei slips from 6wk high, hurt by euro zone doubts October 18, 2011

    Tokyo: Japan's Nikkei share average fell more than 1 per cent on Tuesday from a sixweek high hit the previous day on concerns that Europe's solution to its debt crisis may not be as fast and comprehensive as some had hoped for. Shares in Olympus , tumbled for a third day...
  • Nikkei rises to 6wk high on earnings, Olympus slides October 17, 2011

    Tokyo: The Nikkei stock average rose to a sixweek high on Monday, tracking US gains on earnings hopes and on expectations that Europe will come up with a plan to contain its debt crisis. Shares of Olympus plunged 22 per cent, extending deep losses on Friday after the company's British former...
  • Nikkei jumps to 3wk high, resistance looms October 11, 2011

    Tokyo: The Nikkei share average jumped to a threeweek high on Tuesday after Germany and France pledged to deliver a plan to protect banks by the end of month, easing fears that Greece's debt troubles could wreak havoc on the global financial system. Still, many market players doubt that Nikkei...
  • Nikkei slips as global growth worries weigh August 18, 2011

    Tokyo: Japan's Nikkei stock average fell for a second straight day on Thursday, hurt by the Yen's persistent strength and fears the US might be heading for another recession, with many investors on the sidelines ahead of US economic data. Chiprelated shares underperformed after Dell's disappointing sales outlook fanned worries that...
  • Markets down on the back of mixed global cues March 23, 2011

    Tokyo: Asian shares fell on Wednesday, with Tokyo's Nikkei shedding more than 1 per cent, and oil rose as investors worried about Japan's nuclear crisis in Japan, violence in Libya and unrest in the Middle East. The euro hovered below a 41/2month high as worries about debt problems in Portugal and...
  • Japan: quake damage reaching up to $ 300 bn March 23, 2011

    Tokyo: The Japanese government expects total damage from a devastating earthquake that hit northeast Japan this month to reach 15 trillion to 25 trillion yen ($185308 billion), the Nikkei newspaper reported on Wednesday. Economics Minister Kaoru Yosano will present the estimate to a meeting of cabinet ministers to be held on...