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Asian stocks mostly weaker, Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 falls 0.7%, Hang Seng dips 0.6pc

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SEOUL: Asian stocks were mostly weaker on Tuesday as worry about Greek political affairs and the shaky Russian ruble spoiled confidence in the global economy. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 fell 0.7 percent to 17,610.13 while South Korea’s Kospi dropped 0.7 percent to 1,913.50. China’s Shanghai Composite Index shed 0.4 percent to 3,155.28 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was also down 0.6 ... Read More »

Oil value tumbles ahead of US supply report

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LONDON:Oil value tumbled today as traders wait for the newest US supply report for hits about production levels, although weak Chinese and German trade data also weighed. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for January delivery slipped 86 cents to $62.96 while Brent crude for January was down 81 cents at $66.03. Analysts said they expected domestic inventories to have fallen ... Read More »

Tokyo stocks start 0.37% weaker, Nikkei 225 sinks 65.36pts

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TOKYO: After the European Central Bank ‘s verdict not to enlarge its stimulus for unsatisfied markets, Tokyo stocks started lower 0.37 pc on Friday. The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, which closed at a fresh seven-year high on Thursday, fell 65.36 points to 17,821.85 at the start. “We can expect 50-100 point falls” in the key index ... Read More »