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

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 edge up, Nikkei surges 0.8%, S&P 200 climbs 0.4pc

TOKYO: Most Asian markets edged up Monday after Greece tentatively extended its bailout package, with Japan stocks hitting a fresh 15-year high. The Nikkei Stock Average was up 0.8%, Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 was up 0.4% and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index was up 0.3%, as investors continued to monitor a new plan between troubled Greece and its international creditors. Geek ... Read More »

Asian stocks advance on Greece debt deal hopes, Japan‘s Nikkei 225 climbs 1%

TOKYO: Asian stocks advanced Wednesday on investor optimism ahead of a European Central Bank meeting on bailout conditions for Greece; though trading was quiet as many markets were shut for the Lunar New Year. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 1 percent to 18,159.96, the highest level in seven and a half years. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng edged up 0.2 ... Read More »

Asian stocks advance on Greece debt deal hopes, Japan‘s Nikkei 225 climbs 1%

TOKYO: Asian stocks advanced Wednesday on investor optimism ahead of a European Central Bank meeting on bailout conditions for Greece; though trading was quiet as many markets were shut for the Lunar New Year. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 1 percent to 18,159.96, the highest level in seven and a half years. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng edged up 0.2 ... Read More »

Asian stocks tumble from 4 ½ month high on Greece concern, Asia Pacific dips 0.1pc

TOKYO:  Asian stocks fell from a 4 1/2 month high after talks between Greece and its creditors broke down. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index slid 0.1 percent to 143.17 as of 9:01 a.m. in Tokyo after closing yesterday at the highest since Sept. 25. Talks in Brussels ended abruptly Monday as an official from Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s government ... Read More »

Asian stocks tumble from 4 ½ month high on Greece concern, Asia Pacific dips 0.1pc

TOKYO:  Asian stocks fell from a 4 1/2 month high after talks between Greece and its creditors broke down. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index slid 0.1 percent to 143.17 as of 9:01 a.m. in Tokyo after closing yesterday at the highest since Sept. 25. Talks in Brussels ended abruptly Monday as an official from Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s government ... Read More »

Asian stocks tumble from 4 ½ month high on Greece concern, Asia Pacific dips 0.1pc

TOKYO:  Asian stocks fell from a 4 1/2 month high after talks between Greece and its creditors broke down. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index slid 0.1 percent to 143.17 as of 9:01 a.m. in Tokyo after closing yesterday at the highest since Sept. 25. Talks in Brussels ended abruptly Monday as an official from Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s government ... Read More »

Asian stocks climb with emerging currencies at noon, Asia Pacific soars 1.1%

TOKYO: Asian stocks climbed with emerging-market currencies after a ceasefire deal in Ukraine and signs of compromise on Greece’s debt negotiations. The yen held gains on bets that the Bank of Japan will refrain from additional stimulus and the dollar was weaker against most peers. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index added 1.1 percent by 2:06 p.m. in Tokyo, as mining ... Read More »

Asian stocks mostly higher in early trade, Hang Seng jumps 0.9%, KOSPI climbs 0.5pc

TOKYO: Asian stock markets were mostly higher Friday as Athens and its European creditors inched toward a deal on renegotiating the punishing terms of Greece’s bailout. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng added 0.9 percent to 24,641.41 and South Korea’s Kospi rose 0.5 percent to 1,950.30. China’s Shanghai Composite climbed 1.6 percent to 3,223.17. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 jumped 2.4 percent to 5,879.60 ... Read More »

Asian stocks & euro dip, MSCI slips 0.2%, KOSPI sheds 0.2%

TOKYO: Asian stocks and the euro dipped on Thursday as markets erred on the side of caution over the ongoing Greek debt negotiations amid conflicting headlines on progress in the talks. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.2 percent. South Korea’s Kospi lost 0.2 percent. Japan’s Nikkei bucked the trend and gained 1.6 percent thanks to ... Read More »

Asian stocks start mixed: Shanghai Composite soars 0.3pc, Hang Seng tumbles 0.5%

SEOUL: Asian stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday as confidence grew that Greece would reach a new debt deal with its European creditors enabling it to stay in the euro currency bloc. South Korea’s Kospi rose 0.6 percent to 1,947.92 and China’s Shanghai Composite added 0.3 percent to 3,152.15. Stocks in Southeast Asia and Taiwan also rose. Hong Kong was ... Read More »

Asian stocks mostly lower, Nikkei 225 dips 0.8%, Kospi sheds 0.3pc

BEIJING: Asian stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday after Wall Street was dragged down by mounting concern about Greece’s standoff with its creditors. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 declined 0.8 percent to 17,573.83 points and Seoul’s Kospi shed 0.3 percent to 1,940.83. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was off 0.1 percent at 24,502.30. Sydney and Taipei also fell. The Shanghai Composite Index rose ... Read More »

Asian stocks mostly lower after china trade data & US fall

TOKYO: Asian stocks were mostly lower early Monday, as a negative finish in the US last week and surprisingly weak trade data in China over the weekend weighed on sentiment. Mainland trade data released on Sunday showed exports fell 3.3 percent from year-ago levels, while imports tumbled 19.9 percent, below expectations. US stocks closed down last Friday, ending the week ... Read More »

Asian stocks climb in early trade, Asia Pacific surges 0.4%

HONG KONG: Most Asian equities rose, with the regional benchmark index heading for its second gain in three weeks, before US payrolls data. China’s Yuan rose the most this year and Malaysia’s ringgit advanced with oil. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index climbed 0.4 per cent by 10.58a. in Tokyo, with five stocks rising for every three that fell. Futures on ... Read More »

Asian stocks decline on ECB move, Asia Pacific dips 0.2pc

TOKYO: Asian stocks fell as investors weighed the European Central Bank’s tightening of the terms of Greece’s bailout. China stock index futures climbed after the government cut banks’ reserve ratios for the first time since 2012. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index fell 0.2 percent to 141.61 as of 9:24 a.m. in Tokyo. The ECB heaped pressure on Greece’s new government ... Read More »

Asian stocks mostly higher as oil prices jump, Japan’s Nikkei increases 2%

TOKYO: Asian stocks are mostly increasing after US crude prices ascended for a fourth straight day, raising hopes the oil price crash may be nearing an end. Brent crude gained nearly 6% in New York to settle at $57.91 per barrel, its highest level this year. Japan’s Nikkei 225 and the broader Topix both rose more than 2% while South ... Read More »

Asian stocks climb at start, Asia Pacific increases 0.2%

TOKYO: Asian stocks climbed, tracking a surged  in U.S. stocks , as energy shares led gains after oil rebounded to a one-month high. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index rose 0.2 percent to 140.62 as of 9:00 a.m. in Tokyo. Crude gained on speculation investors bought contracts to close out bearish bets amid a falling rig count. Shares in Australia climbed ... Read More »

Asian stocks mostly decline as Chinese manufacturing weakenes, Shanghai Composite drops 1.2%

BEIJING: Asian stocks were mostly weaker on  Monday after Chinese manufacturing weakened and oil went on roller-coaster ride. The Shanghai Composite Index gave up 1.2 percent to 3,173.08 and Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 was off 0.6 percent to 17,576. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng shed 0.3 percent to 24,441.32. Seoul’s Kospi was down 0.1 percent at 1,947.68. Markets were mixed in Southeast ... Read More »

Asian stocks mostly higher after Japan economic data, Nikkei 225 adds 0.6%, KOSPI surges 0.1%

HONG KONG: Asian stocks were mostly higher Friday after economic data recommended Japan is pulling out of slump while Chinese stocks tumbled ahead of a manufacturing report. The benchmark Nikkei 225 in Tokyo added 0.6 percent to 17,717.32 and South Korea’s Kospi was up 0.1 percent at 1,953.17. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.8 percent to 5,613.60. Southeast Asia markets were ... Read More »

Asian stocks mostly higher after Japan economic data, Nikkei 225 adds 0.6%, KOSPI surges 0.1%

HONG KONG: Asian stocks were mostly higher Friday after economic data recommended Japan is pulling out of slump while Chinese stocks tumbled ahead of a manufacturing report. The benchmark Nikkei 225 in Tokyo added 0.6 percent to 17,717.32 and South Korea’s Kospi was up 0.1 percent at 1,953.17. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.8 percent to 5,613.60. Southeast Asia markets were ... Read More »