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Asian stocks mostly lower

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ROME: Asian stocks were mostly lower on Wednesday, taking their lead from weaker U.S. shares, while the dollar slid against the yen as Tokyo’s Nikkei recoiled in volatile trade. As share volatility rose, spreadbetters forecast a significantly lower open for Britain’s FTSE .FTSE, Germany’s DAX .GDAXI and France’s CAC .FCHI. Crude OIL PRICES continued to decline as negotiations between Iran ... Read More »

Asian stocks mostly higher, Japan’s Nikkei 225 up 0.5pc, KOSPI gains 0.3%

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ROME: Asian markets were mostly higher Monday as investors digested Fed chief Janet Yellen’s comments signaling U.S. interest rates were expected to rise sometime this year but when they did they would do so gradually. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index was up 0.5 percent to 19,378.52 while South Korea’s Kospi gained 0.3 percent to 2,024.57. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng jumped ... Read More »

Asian stocks trade mixed, Japan’s Nikkei 225 climbs 0.5pc, KOSPI down 0.1%

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TOKYO:  Asian stocks were lackluster Friday as investors’ monitored violence in the Middle East but Japan’s market rose after weak economic data boosted hopes for more central bank stimulus. Japan’s Nikkei 225 rose 0.5 percent to 19,564.67 after slipping in and out of negative territory early in the session. South Korea’s Kospi was down 0.1 percent at 2,022.56 and Hong ... Read More »

Asian stocks climb on Fed rate hike Speculation, Japan’s Nikkei 225 increases 0.9pc

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SEOUL: Asian stocks markets jumped Tuesday as investors second guessed what signals the Federal Reserve will give on interest rate hikes at its policy meeting this week. Japan’s Nikkei 225 rose 0.9 percent to 19,411.57 and South Korea’s Kospi jumped 1.5 percent to 2,017.19. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was up 0.3 percent to 24,023.69 and China’s Shanghai Composite added 0.8 ... Read More »

Asian stocks mostly higher in early trade, Japan’s Nikkei 225 climbs 1.5pc

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TOKYO: Asian stock markets mostly rose Friday after weak U.S. retail sales alleviated jitters about the Federal Reserve’s timetable for raising interest rates. Japan’s Nikkei 225 rose 1.5 percent to 19,275.99 and South Korea’s Kospi gained 1 percent to 1,989.30. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng added 0.3 percent to 23,851.06 and China’s Shanghai Composite was up 0.4 percent to 3,363.55. But ... Read More »

Asian stocks rally from 1 month low at noon, Asia Pacific increases 1%

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TOKYO: Asian stocks rallied from a one-month low, while South Korean bonds climbed after the central bank unexpectedly cut interest rates. Gold led metals higher as the dollar weakened. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index increased for the first time this week, adding 1 percent by 3:20 p.m. in Tokyo. The Shanghai Composite Index headed for a six-week high, while Standard ... Read More »

Asian stocks mostly higher, Japan’s Nikkei 225 climbs 1.1pc

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TOKYO: Asian stock markets mostly rose Thursday, finding a firmer footing after several days of volatile trading linked to anxiety over a probable rate hike in the U.S. Japan’s Nikkei 225 stock index rose 1.1 percent to 18,928.66. South Korea’s Kospi added 0.3 percent to 1,987.63 following an unexpected rate cut by the central bank. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 jumped 1 ... Read More »

Asian stocks decline to 2 month low, Japan dips 0.3%

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TOKYO: Asian stocks fell to a two-month low on Wednesday as nervous markets recoiled on worries about an earlier U.S. interest rate hike, while such a prospect helped send the dollar to a 12-year high against the euro. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.3 percent after touching its lowest since January. Australian and South Korean ... Read More »

Asian stocks trade mixed, Hang Seng down 0.38%pts, Nikkei 225 up 18,865.67pts

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TOKYO: Asian stocks were mixed on Tuesday after a day of declines on Monday with investor confidence hit by fears of an earlier than expected US rate rise. In China, investor sentiment was down despite official figures showing China’s core inflation rate rising to 1.4% in February. China’s new consumer inflation target is about 3%, down from 3.5% in 2014. ... Read More »

Asian stocks trade mixed, Hang Seng down 0.38%pts, Nikkei 225 up 18,865.67pts

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TOKYO: Asian stocks were mixed on Tuesday after a day of declines on Monday with investor confidence hit by fears of an earlier than expected US rate rise. In China, investor sentiment was down despite official figures showing China’s core inflation rate rising to 1.4% in February. China’s new consumer inflation target is about 3%, down from 3.5% in 2014. ... Read More »

Asian stocks decline ahead of US jobs data rise, Shanghai decreases 1.1pc

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BEIJING: Asian stock markets fell Monday after strong U.S. jobs data increased chances that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates sooner. The Shanghai Composite Index lost 1.1 percent to 3,206.31 and Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 shed 0.7 percent to 18,828.94. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng lost 0.7 percent to 24,000.70 and Seoul’s Kospi declined 0.5 percent to 2,002.00. Sydney, Singapore, New ... Read More »

Asian stocks decline ahead of US jobs data rise, Shanghai decreases 1.1pc

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BEIJING: Asian stock markets fell Monday after strong U.S. jobs data increased chances that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates sooner. The Shanghai Composite Index lost 1.1 percent to 3,206.31 and Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 shed 0.7 percent to 18,828.94. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng lost 0.7 percent to 24,000.70 and Seoul’s Kospi declined 0.5 percent to 2,002.00. Sydney, Singapore, New ... Read More »

Asian stocks slip after US decline, MSCI dips 0.4%

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Tokyo: Asian stocks slipped on Thursday after Wall Street continued to pull back from record highs ahead of Friday’s closely-watched US jobs data, while the nervous euro languished at an 11-year low prior to the European Central Bank’s (ECB) policy meeting. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan shed 0.4% with Australian, Malaysian and Chinese stocks posting losses. Still, ... Read More »

Asian stocks decline as yen jumps at noon, MSCI Asia Pacific dips 0.5pc

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TOKYO: Asian stocks fell, dragging down the regional benchmark index from an almost six-month high, as a strengthening yen weighed on Japanese exporters. Indian equities surged as the central bank cut interest rates, while Australian bonds sank after economic growth data. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index declined 0.5 percent by 12:48 p.m. in Tokyo, while Japan’s Topix lost 0.7 percent ... Read More »

Asian stocks mostly lower after US decline; Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 descends 0.5pc

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BEIJING: Asian stock markets were mostly lower Wednesday after Wall Street declined and investors looked ahead to U.S. economic data and China’s announcement of its annual growth target. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 lost 0.5 percent to 18,724.03 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng shed 0.3 percent to 24,631.46. Seoul’s Kospi fell 0.2 percent to 1,997.50 and Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 dropped 0.5 percent ... Read More »

Asian stocks take positive start as US hits record

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TOKYO: The U.S. dollar hovered close to an 11-year high against a basket of currencies while Asian shares firmed in early trade on Tuesday, with sentiment bolstered by another record day on Wall Street. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was nearly flat, while Japan’s Nikkei stock average was up about 0.4 percent after the yen pushed to ... Read More »

Asian stocks gain after china cut Rate, MSCI Asia increases 0.2pc

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ROME: Asian stocks gained after Chinese policy makers increased efforts to spur growth in Asia’s largest economy. Almost two shares rose for each that fell, as the MSCI Asia Pacific Index added 0.2 percent to 146.44 as of 9:08 a.m. in Tokyo. The measure increased 4.2 percent in February, its largest monthly advance since September 2013, as Greece brokered a ... Read More »

Asian stocks mostly higher in early trade, Japan’s Nikkei 225 jumps 0.1%

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TOKYO: Asian stocks were mostly higher in early Wednesday trading, cheered by diminished prospects that U.S. interest rates would be raised soon. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.1 percent in morning trading to 18,628.98. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 inched up 0.3 percent to 5,944.70. Hong Kong Hang Seng was little changed, inching up 0.01 percent to 24,752.20, while South Korea’s Kospi ... Read More »

Asian stocks mixed at start, Nikkei 225 surges 0.1pc, Hang Seng slips 0.5%

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TOKYO: Asian stocks were little changed Tuesday as investors awaited remarks from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and Greece prepared to unveil reforms that its new government hopes will win it approval for extended rescue loans. The Nikkei 225 index in Japan edged up 0.1 percent to 18,490.02 and South Korea’s Kospi gained 0.5 percent to 1,977.77. Hong Kong’s ... Read More »

Asian stocks mixed at start, Nikkei 225 surges 0.1pc, Hang Seng slips 0.5%

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TOKYO: Asian stocks were little changed Tuesday as investors awaited remarks from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and Greece prepared to unveil reforms that its new government hopes will win it approval for extended rescue loans. The Nikkei 225 index in Japan edged up 0.1 percent to 18,490.02 and South Korea’s Kospi gained 0.5 percent to 1,977.77. Hong Kong’s ... Read More »