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Asia shares near decade highs, currencies tread water
Mon, Nov 06, 2017
Asian shares hovered near decade highs on Monday as strong U.S. economic data and corporate earnings supported global stocks while major currencies held in tight ranges as investors focussed on U.S. President Donald Trump`s tour of Asia this week.
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%.
Asian markets climbed up on Monday; crude oil rose to 2-year high
Mon, Oct 30, 2017
Japan's Nikkei nudged 0.2% higher, while Seoul shares climbed 0.7%. Global share markets have been on an uptrend since the start of the year, helped by solid corporate earnings and positive economic data across major countries.
Asian markets gain on upbeat earnings from US tech giants
Fri, Oct 27, 2017
Earnings from Alphabet , Microsoft and Amazon.com , the world's second, third and fifth largest companies by market capitalisation, were all upbeat, boosting their shares in after-hour trade.
Asian markets stall as Wall Street shares fall
Thu, Oct 26, 2017
US stocks fell on Wednesday on a batch of soft quarterly earnings, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average suffering its worst day in seven weeks after rising to a record peak the previous session.
Asian markets open flat; Japan's Nikkei on track for 17th straight gain
Wed, Oct 25, 2017
Japan's Nikkei stock index was up 0.5% in early trading, on track for an unprecedented 17th straight session of gains after the victory of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's coalition in Sunday's election raised investors' hopes
Asian markets hover near decade highs; investors eye China Congress
Tue, Oct 24, 2017
Investors are closely watching China and the 19th Communist Party Congress, which winds up on Tuesday and at which President Xi Jinping is expected to release the composition of the Standing Committee.
Japan markets at two-decade high on Shinzo Abe election win
Mon, Oct 23, 2017
Japan's Nikkei raced up 1% to its highest since 1996 after Prime Minister Abe looked to have easily won in national elections over the weekend.
Asian markets shrugged off sluggishness after US Senate passes budget plan
Fri, Oct 20, 2017
The Republican-controlled Senate voted for the budget measure late on Thursday, which would add up to $1.5 trillion to the federal deficit over the next decade in order to pay for proposed tax cuts.
Asian markets consolidate gains as investors eye Xi Jinping's speech
Wed, Oct 18, 2017
President Xi Jinping kicked off the week-long event with a wide-ranging speech in which he said the market would be allowed to play a decisive role in allocating resources.
Asian markets extend bull run on optimism about upcoming earnings
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
Japan's Nikkei gained 0.6%, extending its 10-day winning streak until Monday while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.04%.
Asian markets hit decade-high on global equity surge
Thu, Oct 12, 2017
Japan's Nikkei was up 0.5% after brushing 20,980.92, its highest since December 1996. South Korea`s KOSPI added 0.2% to mark a fresh record peak
China shares climbed despite disappointing service sector survey
Mon, Oct 09, 2017
The Chinese blue-chip CSI300 index rose 1.9% to heights not seen since late 2015, partly in a delayed reaction to a targeted easing by the country`s central bank announced a week ago.
Asian markets up after US tax reform plans lifts Wall Street
Fri, Oct 06, 2017
Wall Street shares were lifted again as new indicators pointed to robust US economic growth.
Japanese shares reach two year high on demand for cars in US hurricane hit states
Wed, Oct 04, 2017
Japanese shares climbed on Wednesday led by auto stocks as US demand for cars ballooned following damage from recent hurricanes.
Global markets: Stocks, bond yields, dollar up after Trump tax plan
Thu, Sep 28, 2017
The dollar also drew support from strong U.S. durable goods orders data that cemented expectations the Federal Reserve is on course to raise interest rates for the third time this year in December.
Asian markets still weak as tensions over North Korea remain elevated
Wed, Sep 27, 2017
Asian stocks hovered near multi-week lows as tensions in the Korean peninsula remain elevated. The dollar climbed to a one-month high and bond yields rose on Wednesday as risks grew for a US interest rate hike in December
Global markets: Asian shares droop, yen gains as Korean tensions rise
Tue, Sep 26, 2017
North Korea`s foreign minister said on Monday that a weekend tweet by President Donald Trump counted as a declaration of war on North Korea and that Pyongyang reserved the right to take countermeasures, including shooting down U.S. bombers even if they are not in its air space.
Nikkei probes more than two-year highs as yen eases, Apple suppliers fall
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
The Nikkei was up 0.8% at the end of morning trading at 20,479.88 points, its highest since August 2015.
Asian markets open steady after Wall Street notches record highs
Wed, Sep 20, 2017