Asian shares rise following surge in US on stimulus measures

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Thursday, taking their cue from a surge on Wall Street as governments and central banks took more aggressive measures to fight the virus outbreak and its effects on the economy. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.8% in early trading to 21,264.80. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 added 0.9% to 6,381.50. South […]

Asia stocks fall on virus fears after Wall Street plunge

Tokyo, February 28 – Asian stock markets fell further Friday on spreading virus fears, deepening an global rout after Wall Street endured its biggest one-day drop in nine years. Tokyo’s benchmark fell by an unusually wide margin of 3.4% and Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul all dropped by more than 2%. Oil prices slumped further […]

Asian shares mixed as markets yawn at Trump’s impeachment

Tokyo (AP) – Stocks were mixed in early trading in Asia on Friday after Wall Street posted more record highs, extending the market’s gains for the week. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index edged 0.2% lower to 23,809.33, while the Kospi in Seoul was almost unchanged, at 2,196.45. The S&P ASX 200 in Sydney slipped 0.2% to […]

Asian shares mostly rise after Wall Street rally on Huawei

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday after Wall Street rallied on the U.S. decision to give Chinese telecom giant Huawei another 90 days to buy equipment from American suppliers. That decision appeared to inspire a buying mood among investors eager for any signs of progress in the trade war between the U.S. […]

Asian markets mostly edge higher ahead of Fed meeting

SINGAPORE (AP) — Stocks in Asia mostly advanced Tuesday ahead of interest rate decisions by the U.S. Federal Reserve and other central banks. The Kospi in South Korea gained 0.5% to 2,101.43, and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng picked up 0.9% to 27,471.19. The Shanghai Composite index jumped 0.2% to 2,892.53, while Australia’s S&P ASX 200 […]

Asian stock markets rise after Wall Street gain

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets edged higher Wednesday after Wall Street gained on strength in technology and retailing shares. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 rose 0.4 percent to 22,914.69 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng advanced 0.2 percent to 28,415.23. The Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.3 percent to 2,768.23 while Seoul’s Kospi gained 0.2 percent […]

Asian shares tumble after Dow has worst day since 2011

TOKYO (AP) — Asian markets were rattled Tuesday by the miseries on Wall Street, with Japan’s Nikkei 225 index briefly dipping more than 7 percent, but investors seemed to be taking the gyrations in stride. The Tokyo benchmark bounced throughout the day, ending 4.7 percent lower at 21,610.24. All regional bourses were battered a day […]