Asian stocks

TOKYO | Asian stocks slide as investors fret over China’s economy

TOKYO  — Asian shares fell Thursday after deepening worries about global economic growth, particularly in China, set off a rout on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index fell 0.2 percent to 22,158.75 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong lost 0.6 percent to 27,155.66. The Shanghai Composite index sank 0.9 percent to 2,699.60. … Continue reading TOKYO | Asian stocks slide as investors fret over China’s economy

BEIJING | Asian stocks sink as Turkey fears hurt emerging markets

BEIJING  — Asian stock prices sank Monday as Turkey’s financial turmoil fueled fears contagion might spread to other emerging markets. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index lost 1.7 percent to 2,746.90 and Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 retreated 1.9 percent to 21,885.45.  Hong Kong’s Hang Seng shed 1.8 percent to 27,850.55 and Seoul’s Kospi retreated 1.6 percent … Continue reading BEIJING | Asian stocks sink as Turkey fears hurt emerging markets

BEIJING | Asian stocks rise after solid US jobs report

BEIJING — Asian stocks were mostly higher Monday, despite a new Chinese threat of tariff hikes on U.S. goods, after Washington reported solid employment numbers. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index skidded 0.8 percent to 2,719.38 but Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 added 0.2 percent to 22,560.99. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng jumped 0.7 percent to 27,863.87 while … Continue reading BEIJING | Asian stocks rise after solid US jobs report

SINGAPORE | Asian stocks advance, backed by strong US corporate earnings

SINGAPORE — Asian markets rose on Tuesday, led by better-than-expected U.S. corporate earnings and a lack of bad news on trade tensions. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 gained 0.6 percent to 22,534.03. South Korea’s Kospi added 0.4 percent to 2,278.23. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng jumped 1.5 percent to 28,683.80. The Shanghai Composite Index rebounded 1.7 … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian stocks advance, backed by strong US corporate earnings

SEOUL, South Korea | Asian stocks drift as investors await fresh moves on trade

SEOUL, South Korea — Asian stock markets were drifting Thursday in mixed trading as investors awaited further moves in global trade disputes. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 added 0.2 percent to 22,839.59, while South Korea’s Kospi shed 0.2 percent to 2,285.99. Hong Kong‘s Hang Seng edged 0.1 percent lower to 28,107.16 while the Shanghai Composite … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Asian stocks drift as investors await fresh moves on trade

SINGAPORE  | Asian stocks ease after rallying on solid US performance

SINGAPORE  — Asian markets have eased after early gains as a sweep of positive news from Wall Street and beyond boosted confidence in the U.S. economy. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.4 percent to 22,794.19. The index had rallied 1 percent in early Wednesday trading. South Korea’s Kospi lost 0.4 percent to 2,288.67, … Continue reading SINGAPORE  | Asian stocks ease after rallying on solid US performance

SEOUL, South Korea | Asian stocks lower on impending trade war

SEOUL, South Korea  — Asian stocks were mostly lower Friday as investors braced for the implementation of U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports at midnight Washington time, and likely similar measures by Beijing on U.S. exports. Upbeat economic data and overnight gains on U.S. stock markets helped temper concerns but trading volume was light. China’s Shanghai … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Asian stocks lower on impending trade war

SINGAPORE  | Asian stocks fall on weak data ahead of US-China tariffs

SINGAPORE  — Asian markets were mostly lower on Monday after surveys showed a deterioration in the outlook for Chinese manufacturing ahead of the expected imposition of higher tariffs by Beijing and Washington starting Friday.  Japan also reported weaker data. U.S. attempts to gain an upper hand in trade have also triggered retaliatory measures from the … Continue reading SINGAPORE  | Asian stocks fall on weak data ahead of US-China tariffs

SINGAPORE | Asian stocks mixed over befuddling US trade stance

SINGAPORE— Asian markets were mixed on Thursday, as White House statements on trade left investors divided on whether the administration was interested in soothing tensions with China. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index dropped 0.4 percent to 22,177.58 and South Korea’s Kospi lost 0.6 percent to 2,327.22. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose 0.4 percent … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian stocks mixed over befuddling US trade stance

SINGAPORE | Asian stocks dip as trade tensions weigh on US tech sector

SINGAPORE — Asian markets were mostly lower on Tuesday, as moves by the U.S to gain an upper hand on trade with China weighed on the technology sector. Tech stocks have been the pillar of the Wall Street’s long-running bull market. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index dropped 0.5 percent to 22,221.33 and South … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian stocks dip as trade tensions weigh on US tech sector

SINGAPORE  | Asian stocks take a breather from trade tensions; markets up

SINGAPORE  — Asian markets were mostly higher on Wednesday as traders sidelined tariffs that the U.S. and China have threatened to impose on one another, focusing on positive housing data instead. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 1.2 percent to 22,540.07 and South Korea’s Kospi gained 1.4 percent to 2,373.50. Hong Kong’s Hang … Continue reading SINGAPORE  | Asian stocks take a breather from trade tensions; markets up

SINGAPORE | Asian stocks take breather from trade tension; markets mixed

SINGAPORE — Asian markets were mixed on Wednesday as traders sidelined tariffs that the U.S. and China have threatened to impose on one another, focusing on positive housing data instead. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose less than 0.1 percent to 22,287.42 and South Korea’s Kospi gained 0.9 percent to 2,361.39 in early … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian stocks take breather from trade tension; markets mixed

Asian stocks mixed as investors digest US, Japan data

SEOUL, South Korea/May 17, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday after strong factory data from the U.S. helped spur gains overnight on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: Investors shrugged off a report Thursday of weak machinery orders in Japan a day after growth data came in lower than expected, with the Nikkei 225 … Continue reading Asian stocks mixed as investors digest US, Japan data

TOKYO  | Asian stocks most lower amid trade uncertainty

TOKYO  — Asian shares were mostly lower in muted trading Tuesday amid continuing uncertainty over trade tensions between China and the U.S. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 edged down 0.2 percent to finish at 22,818.02. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.6 percent to 6,097.80. South Korea’s Kospi slipped 0.7 percent at 2,457.98. Hong Kong’s Hang … Continue reading TOKYO  | Asian stocks most lower amid trade uncertainty

BEIJING | Asian stocks rise after Wall Street gains for 2nd day

BEIJING | April 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Wednesday after Beijing added to a swelling trade dispute with Washington by hiking tariffs on U.S. sorghum. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index added 0.1 percent to 3,071.05 and Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 gained 1.1 percent to 22,094.13. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng … Continue reading BEIJING | Asian stocks rise after Wall Street gains for 2nd day

SEOUL, South Korea | Calm after storm: Asian stocks up day after trade war fears

SEOUL, South Korea |April 4, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Asian stock markets recouped the previous day’s losses to trade higher on Thursday as earlier fears of trade conflicts between the world’s two largest economies dissipated on signs of dialogue. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 surged 1.6 percent to 21,667.83 and South Korea’s Kospi jumped 1.5 percent to … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Calm after storm: Asian stocks up day after trade war fears

Asian stocks hit by tech losses

SEOUL, South Korea /March 27, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Asian stock markets were in the red Wednesday as tech stocks extended losses following sell-offs of their U.S. peers overnight. Investors are selling technology-related shares on concern governments might tighten their scrutiny over Facebook after it was revealed that users’ data was shared with a consulting firm … Continue reading Asian stocks hit by tech losses

Asian stocks decline as investors watch US tariff moves

SEOUL, South Korea /March 6, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Asian stock markets fell Wednesday after the surprise departure of President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, who was the administration’s leading internal opponent of his planned tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 dipped 0.5 percent to 21,314.49 while South Korea’s Kospi rose … Continue reading Asian stocks decline as investors watch US tariff moves

Asian stocks surge despite trade tensions after US gains

BEIJING/March 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  Asian stock markets surged Tuesday despite U.S.-Chinese trade tensions after Wall Street posted its strongest gains in a week KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 index jumped 2.1 percent to 21,490.45 while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 1.3 percent to 30,261.45. Seoul’s Kospi advanced 1.4 percent to 2,408.91 and Sydney’s S&P-ASX … Continue reading Asian stocks surge despite trade tensions after US gains

Asian stocks advance after Wall Street rebounds

BEIJING/February 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Asian stocks advanced Friday after Wall Street rebounded from a two-day losing streak and Japanese inflation edged higher. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.3 percent to 3,279.74 and Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 advanced 0.4 percent to 21,814.31. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng added 1.3 percent to 31,364.80 and Seoul’s Kospi … Continue reading Asian stocks advance after Wall Street rebounds

Asian stocks lower after Fed report renews bond yield fears

HONG KONG/February 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Most Asian stock indexes fell Thursday, tracking Wall Street’s decline after the latest Fed report rekindled fears about inflation and rising bond yields. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index sank 1.2 percent to 21,713.20 and South Korea’s Kospi shed 0.5 percent to 2,417.24. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng lost 1.1 … Continue reading Asian stocks lower after Fed report renews bond yield fears

Asian stocks advance despite US government shutdown

BEIJING /January 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday after global investors shrugged off the latest U.S. government shutdown. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.3 percent to 3,497.08 while Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 ended flat at 23,816.33. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 0.3 percent to 32,353.73. Sydney’s S&P-ASX 200 shed … Continue reading Asian stocks advance despite US government shutdown

Asian stocks rise after strong Wall Street week

BEIJING/January 08, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Asian stock markets rose Monday following Wall Street’s strong week as traders looked ahead to data releases from China, Japan and the Eurozone. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.3 percent to 3,402.92 and Seoul’s Kospi advanced 0.6 percent to 2,511.40. Sydney’s S&P-ASX 200 rose 0.1 percent to 6,130.40 and India’s Sensex … Continue reading Asian stocks rise after strong Wall Street week

Asian stocks gain as Dow breaks record, Koreas agree to talk

SEOUL, South Korea/January 05, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Asian stock markets rose Friday after the Dow Jones industrial average finished above 25,000 for the first time. An agreement by North and South Korea to hold talks also lifted sentiment. Investors were looking ahead to a U.S. jobs reports. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 rose 0.9 percent to 23,714.53 and … Continue reading Asian stocks gain as Dow breaks record, Koreas agree to talk

S&P 500 inches higher, heads for first gain in 5 days

NEW YORK/December 7, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — U.S. stocks perked higher in Thursday morning trading, and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index was on track for its first gain in five days. Crude oil inched higher following a plunge Wednesday, and Asian stocks recovered some of their sharp losses from the day before. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard … Continue reading S&P 500 inches higher, heads for first gain in 5 days

Global stocks weighed down by US tax uncertainty

LONDON/December 1, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Global stocks fell Friday as investors awaited U.S. Senate developments over a big tax reform package. Oil prices surged, meanwhile, after the OPEC oil cartel extended productions cuts. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany’s DAX was down 0.9 percent at 12,906 while France’s CAC 40 fell 0.8 percent to 5,330. The … Continue reading Global stocks weighed down by US tax uncertainty

Asian shares sag after Wall St pull-back, weak China data

TOKYO/October 31, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Shares were mostly lower Tuesday in Asia after markets retreated from their record highs overnight and China reported weak manufacturing data. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index lost 0.1 percent to 21,990.80 as the yen gained against the U.S. dollar, hurting exporters’ shares. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng fell 0.2 percent … Continue reading Asian shares sag after Wall St pull-back, weak China data

World shares drift as Europe central bank meeting looms

HONG KONG/October 26, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — World stock markets were drifting Thursday as uneven earnings reports and a widely awaited European Central Bank meeting gave investors reason to pause. KEEPING SCORE: European shares climbed in early trading. France’s CAC 40 rose 0.2 percent to 5,383.98 and Germany’s DAX edged up 0.1 percent to 12,968.38. Britain’s … Continue reading World shares drift as Europe central bank meeting looms

Global shares mixed as Japan’s Nikkei snaps winning streak

SEOUL, South Korea/October 25, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Global markets were mixed Wednesday while Japan’s benchmark snapped a record winning streak with its first loss in 17 straight trading sessions. Investors are eyeing upcoming corporate earnings reports and U.S. politics for clues about the next Federal Reserve chair. KEEPING SCORE: Britain’s FTSE slipped 0.4 percent to … Continue reading Global shares mixed as Japan’s Nikkei snaps winning streak

Asian stock markets slightly higher after Wall Street loss

BEIJING/October 24, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Asian stock markets edged up Tuesday after Wall Street slid overnight as investors looked for new drivers for trading activity. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 index rose 12 points, or 0.05 percent, to 21,708.89 and the Shanghai Composite Index added 2.5 points to 3,383.24. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng added 9 … Continue reading Asian stock markets slightly higher after Wall Street loss