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Asian stocks steady on robust US data, dollar holds gains

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 10:06

Asian stocks were steady on Wednesday after strong U.S. housing data lifted Wall Street shares, helping nudge Treasury yields higher and keeping the dollar well bid against the euro and yen.

Asian shares gain despite downbeat data

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 15:19

Asian shares rose on Friday, tracking gains on Wall Street and in European markets despite downcast eurozone growth data and statistics showing a larger-than-expected rise in US jobless claims.

Sensex rises for 4th straight day, reclaims 26K level

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 10:32

The 30-share index, which had gained 589.81 points in the past three sessions, rose further by 118.69 points, or 0.46 percent, to 26,037.64.

European stock markets fall at open

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 13:22

London`s benchmark FTSE 100 index inched down 0.04 percent to 6,630.28 points and Frankfurt`s DAX 30 dropped 0.15 percent to 9,166.92. 

Asia shares extend gains, oil stuck near lows

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 09:09

Asian shares nudged higher on Tuesday, tracking rallies in the United States and Europe as investors seemed to put aside geopolitical concerns, at least for the moment.

Asia stocks rise on Wall Street surge, dollar steady after rebound

Last Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014, 08:49

Asian stocks rose on Monday after Wall Street rallied on an easing of tensions in Ukraine, although conflicts in other geopolitical hotspots such as Iraq limited gains.

Asia stocks slip as China service data sours mood

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 08:33

Tokyo`s Nikkei fell 0.2 percent and mainland Chinese shares slipped 0.5 percent from a seven-month high hit just before the data.

Asia stocks steady after Wall Street rally, dollar off peaks

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 06:57

Asian stocks were mostly steady on Tuesday, halting the previous day`s slide after Wall Street rallied on upbeat earnings and relief over Portugal`s rescue of its largest listed bank, while lower bond yields kept the dollar away from recent peaks.

European stocks dip before US data, Fed

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 17:57

Investors also digested news of more Western sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis, with the euro at eight-month lows against the dollar.

Asian stocks reach three-year peak, China holds gains

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 09:29

Hong Kong`s key stock index inched to its loftiest level in over 3-1/2 years on optimism that the world`s second-largest economy has turned a corner and as investors wagered on more growth-friendly policies from Beijing.

Nikkei hits 6-month high on earnings hopes; casino plays outperform

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 09:12

By the middday break, the benchmark Nikkei was up 0.5 percent at 15,530.29, its highest level since Jan. 23, reversing early losses that followed Friday`s weakness on Wall Street.

Asia stocks edge up as risk aversion wanes, euro languishes

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 09:09

The weaker euro dovetailed nicely with expectations for the European Central Bank to ease policy further with a gradual widening of interest rate differentials favouring the U.S. over Europe seen unfolding.