• Asia Feb 19, 2018 08:03 AM IST

    Asia trades higher; Nikkei up 1.1%, Kospi up 0.9% and ASX up 0.4%

    Japans Nikkei 225 rose 1.13 percent in early trade, while the Topix index was up 1.2 percent. South Koreas Kospi index gained 0.87 percent.

  • Asian Feb 13, 2018 07:55 AM IST

    Asian stocks off two-month lows as Wall Street extends rebound

    MSCIs broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.3 percent after sliding to its lowest level since Dec. 11 on Friday.

  • Asia Jan 26, 2018 09:18 AM IST

    Asia stocks edge back from record highs, Trump comments support dollar

    MSCIs broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was 0.3 percent lower at 607.77 after reaching a record high above 610 on Wednesday, weighed down after Wall Street shares stalled overnight.

  • Asian Jan 22, 2018 07:57 AM IST

    Asian stocks record slight declines; investors focus on political developments

    Japans Nikkei 225 hovered around the flat line in the early going. Automakers were mixed: Toyota declined 0.66 percent while Mitsubishi Motors tacked on 1.04 percent. Technology stocks traded mostly higher, with Sony rising 1.09 percent and SoftBank Group advancing 0.71 percent.

  • Most Jan 19, 2018 07:44 AM IST

    Most Asian markets carve out moderate gains despite softer US lead

    Japans benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 0.22 percent in early trade. The index had touched a fresh 26-year high in the last session, but pulled back from that level later in the day.

  • Nikkei Dec 08, 2017 08:00 AM IST

    Nikkei leads move higher in Asia markets; China trade data due

    The Nikkei 225 advanced 1.12 percent, rebounding after recording a near 2 percent fall in the middle of the week. Also providing support for the increase was the softer yen, which traded above the 113 level to the dollar. Automakers, tech names and trading houses recorded gains.

  • Asian Nov 23, 2017 07:45 AM IST

    Asian stocks search for direction as dollar struggles after Fed minutes

    Down Under, the S&P/ASX 200 shed 0.07 percent. The energy and materials sub-indexes led gains in the broader market after commodity prices strengthened overnight. Those gains, however, were offset by losses in the utilities and consumer discretionary sub-indexes.

  • Asia Oct 23, 2017 07:44 AM IST

    Asia markets largely rise as dollar climbs against the yen after Abe election win

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abes ruling coalition secured a two-thirds super majority after winning 312 out of 465 seats available at Sundays election, Reuters said, citing local media. Abes solid win at the polls points to a continuation of fiscal and hyper-easy monetary policies under his Abenomics program.

  • Asia Oct 16, 2017 07:53 AM IST

    Asia markets rise as investors await China inflation data

    Japans Nikkei 225 climbed for a ninth straight day, with investors looking to extend gains after the benchmark index touched a fresh 21-year high in the last session. The index was up 0.7 percent.

  • Stocks Oct 13, 2017 07:54 AM IST

    Stocks in Asia subdued as investors await China trade data

    Japans Nikkei 225 was little changed, with the index sliding 0.04 percent a day after touching a 21-year high. Gains in retail names were offset by losses in blue-chip auto and tech stocks: Fast Retailing soared 3.53 percent, Toyota was off 0.71 percent and Softbank Group lost 0.45 percent.

  • Asia Sep 06, 2017 07:32 AM IST

    Asia stocks down, dollar on defensive, gripped by risk aversion

    MSCIs broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dipped 0.15 percent.

  • Asia Aug 25, 2017 07:59 AM IST

    Asia mixed after Wall Street slides as investors focus on Jackson Hole; dollar firms

    Japans Nikkei 225 rose 0.35 percent, with gains in automakers, trading houses and financials driving the broader rise in the index. Across the Korean strait, the Kospi traded just below the flat line, falling 0.03 percent.

  • Asian Jul 31, 2017 08:04 AM IST

    Asian shares mostly directionless as markets digest weaker-than-expected China PMI

    In Australia, the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index was higher by 0.26 percent, driven by strong showings in its materials sub-index, which was up 1.57 percent.

  • Stocks Jul 10, 2017 07:50 AM IST

    Stocks in Asia gain as China inflation data meets expectations; Nikkei up 0.6%, ASX advances 0.7%

    The Nikkei 225 advanced 0.59 percent and South Koreas benchmark Kospi index edged up 0.01 percent.

  • Asia Jun 01, 2017 07:50 AM IST

    Asia opens flat following softer lead from Wall Street; Caixin PMI in focus

    Stocks in Asia were mostly flat on Thursday following a slightly lower close on Wall Street in the last session and ahead of the Caixin PMI data from China due later in the morning.

  • Asia May 29, 2017 07:28 AM IST

    Asia opens mostly flat after latest North Korea missile test; China, US, UK markets shut for holidays

    North Korea fired what looked to be a ballistic missile near its coast. The missile reportedly landed in the Sea of Japan after staying in the air for 6 minutes. This is the ninth missile the hermit state has tested this year, as it faces increasing pressure from the U.S. and historical ally China over its missile testing program.

  • Asian Apr 11, 2017 07:31 AM IST

    Asian shares pressured by geopolitical risks; Nikkei down 0.25%

    Japans Nikkei 225 declined 0.25 percent after the dollar/yen slipped below the 111 handle.

  • Asian Apr 10, 2017 07:37 AM IST

    Asian equities mixed with Nikkei posting gains despite regional tensions

    The Kospi was down by 0.52 percent, with China-exposed stocks pressured following heightened tensions in the Korean peninsula. Shares for Lotte Shopping, the retail arm of conglomerate Lotte, fell by 1.59 percent, while shares of LG Electronics plunged 1.97 percent.

  • Asian Mar 27, 2017 08:07 AM IST

    Asian markets drop, as dollar weakens in reaction to Trump health-care failure

    Japanese benchmark Nikkei 225 dropped more than 1.5 percent and the safe-haven yen strengthened.

  • Asia Mar 16, 2017 07:34 AM IST

    Asia markets mostly higher, ZTE resumes trade and jumps 10%

    During Asian trade, Brent crude futures were up 0.66 percent to USD 52.15 a barrel, and US crude gained 0.57 percent to USD 49.14.

  • Asia Mar 14, 2017 07:44 AM IST

    Asia markets mixed; Toshiba falls 6% as it delays earnings filing

    Chinas Shanghai composite added 0.11 percent while the Shenzhen composite gained 0.15 percent.

  • Asian Mar 06, 2017 07:31 AM IST

    Asian shares cautious as geopolitical risks heighten

    Chinese stocks were resiliently higher, with Shanghai composite up 0.03 percent and Shenzhen composite added 0.3 percent. Hong Kongs Hang Seng index was up 0.46 percent.

  • Asia Feb 22, 2017 07:35 AM IST

    Asia up as Wall Street extends record rise, dollar steady

    Japans Nikkei and South Koreas Kospi each added 0.15 percent.

  • Asia Feb 20, 2017 07:42 AM IST

    Asia markets open lower, Nikkei down 0.57%, Kospi down 0.1%

    Japans Nikkei 225 index was down 0.57 percent as the yen strengthened against the dollar to trade at 112.94, climbing from levels below 114.4 in the previous week.

  • Asia Feb 17, 2017 07:47 AM IST

    Asia trades lower; Nikkei down 0.7%, Kospi down 0.4%

    The broader South Korean market was mixed, with the Kospi down 0.35 percent and the Kosdaq up 0.15 percent. Elsewhere, Japanese shares were also lower, with the Nikkei Stock Average down 0.69 percent and the Topix off by 0.59 percent.

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