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Asia-Pacific shares News
Asian shares face headwinds from fresh trade worries, bonds fragile
Thu, Aug 02, 2018
Asian stocks were little changed on Thursday, with sentiment fragile after the latest escalation in Sino-U.S. trade war while global bond markets were rattled by Washington`s increased borrowing and Japan`s new tolerance for higher yields.
Global Markets: Asian shares near record high, dollar weak as job, wage data awaited
Fri, Jan 05, 2018
Asian shares inched closer to a record high on Friday as U.S. jobs data pointed to firm economic growth although the greenback was soft as the spectre of benign inflation capped domestic bond yields.
Asia shares reach decade top on China data, dollar in doldrums
Tue, Jan 02, 2018
Asian shares scaled a decade peak on Tuesday after a survey of Chinese manufacturing proved surprisingly upbeat, while the euro lurked within striking distance of its 2017 top against an ailing U.S. dollar.
Asian markets hit 10-year high on strong economy, oil gains
Wed, Nov 01, 2017
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.6%, led by 1.1% gains in South Korea while Japan's Nikkei gained 1.4%.
Asia stocks down, dollar on defensive, gripped by risk aversion
Wed, Sep 06, 2017
Asian stocks tracked Wall Street`s slide overnight to slip on Wednesday while the dollar was on the defensive with tensions in the Korean Peninsula showing little signs of abating.
Global stocks tumble, yen gains after North Korea fires missile over Japan
Tue, Aug 29, 2017
North Korea has conducted dozens of ballistic missile tests under young leader Kim Jong-Un, the most recent on Saturday, but firing projectiles over mainland Japan is rare.
Asian shares bounce after losses, dollar sags on weak US CPI
Mon, Aug 14, 2017
Friday`s data showed the US consumer price index edged up just 0.1% last month after it was unchanged in June.
Asian shares dip on profit-taking after Dow hits 22,000
Thu, Aug 03, 2017
"Those shares that were bought heavily on Tuesday are being sold aggressively. I would suspect investors want to take profits quickly after they saw a sharp correction last week," said Yukino Yamada, senior strategist at Daiwa Securities.
Asian shares firm, dollar and US bond yields slip after Fed
Thu, May 25, 2017
MSCI`s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan advanced 0.3 percent, with South Korea leading with a 0.4 percent rise.
Sterling retreats after Manchester blast, stocks steady
Tue, May 23, 2017
Sterling remained under pressure after police said at least 19 people were killed and about 50 injured in an explosion at a concert in Manchester where U.S. singer Arianna Grande had been performing.
Asian shares edge up, on track for winning week
Fri, May 12, 2017
U.S. data on Thursday showed producer prices rebounded more than expected last month, leading to the biggest annual gain in five years and suggesting that inflation pressures were rising.
Dollar extends gains after strong US data, Asia stocks subdued
Fri, Mar 31, 2017
Japan`s Nikkei jumped 0.5% after Japanese core consumer prices rose 0.2% in February.
Asia stocks gains with dollar, sterling hit by Brexit woes
Wed, Mar 29, 2017
The Dow snapped an eight-day losing streak, its longest run of losses since 2011, in part as a survey showed consumer confidence surged to a more than 16-year high.
Asian stocks pull back on fresh doubts about Trump policies
Wed, Mar 22, 2017
Expectations of those tax cuts have been a major driver behind the 10% surge in the S&P 500 since Trump`s election.
Asian shares near 15-month high, dollar soft on less hawkish Fed
Tue, Mar 21, 2017
Japan`s Nikkei dropped 0.8%, weighed by financial stocks, which were hurt by lower U.S. yields and exporter stocks, which fell on the yen`s gains against the dollar.
Dollar firm, shares ease in Asia as Fed hike looms
Fri, Mar 03, 2017
Fed Chair Janet Yellen and Vice Chair Stanley Fischer are both due to speak later on Friday and are expected to stick to the same tune.
Dollar, Treasury yields jump on Fed jolt as Trump speech looms
Wed, Mar 01, 2017
US 10-year Treasury yields also climbed to 2.4203 on Wednesday.
Asian shares edge up, await Trump's policy speech
Tue, Feb 28, 2017
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a televised interview on Sunday that Trump will use the event to preview some elements of his sweeping tax reform plans
Asia stocks erase losses but some investors await Trump talk
Mon, Feb 27, 2017
The broad Asia-Pacific index, which fell 0.7% on Friday, is still up more than 11% since end-December.
Asian stocks tread water on US cues, Europe concerns
Thu, Feb 09, 2017
Asian stocks looked set to consolidate around four-month highs on Thursday as a cautious Wall Street close and growing political risks in Europe force investors to the sidelines. MSCI`s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was broadly flat, with early Asian markets such as Australi