Asian stocks

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