Hong Kong stock exchange to introduce volatility controls from mid-2016

The operator of Hong Kong`s stock exchange said it will introduce new controls to rein-in volatility, in a long-awaited announcement that comes as Chinese shares see wild price swings, fueling fears of a mainland market collapse.

Hong Kong stocks end 0.47% down, Shanghai rallies 1.69%

Hong Kong shares ended 0.47 percent lower Tuesday, in line with a broad sell-off across Asia and despite gains on Wall Street, but Shanghai added 1.69 percent.

Asian shares slip, but upbeat Japan GDP lifts Nikkei

Asian shares got off to a lacklustre start on Wednesday after a mixed day on Wall Street, though Japan`s better-than-expected economic growth lifted the Nikkei to a nearly one-month high.

Asia shares struggle after data raises more questions on US economy

Oil prices are little changed with Brent futures standing at $66.84 per barrel.

Asia shares rise before China data, more stimulus seen

MSCI`s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.5 percent. Japan`s Nikkei stock index edged down slightly.

Asian shares take cue from Nasdaq record

An index of Asian shares rose on Friday, on track for a weekly gain as a fresh record for the Nasdaq helped nudge it toward seven-year highs, while the dollar marched in place after more lacklustre U.S. economic data.

Asian shares surge, attention on Fed minutes

Asian markets rallied Wednesday in the first full day of trade since the Easter weekend, with Hong Kong surging as it reacted for the first time to weak US jobs data that reduced the chances of a rate hike any time soon.

Asian shares climb, dollar slips after jobs report

Asian shares rose and the dollar dropped on Monday, after a dismal U.S. jobs report pushed down U.S. Treasury yields as investors pared bets the U.S. Federal Reserve would hike interest rates anytime soon.

Asian markets mostly slip, Shanghai up on China data

Asian markets mostly retreated Wednesday following losses on Wall Street, with Tokyo also hurt by a disappointing reading of Japanese business confidence.

Asian markets follow Wall St lower after US data

Asian markets mostly wound back Thursday, in line with a hefty sell-off on Wall Street, after surprisingly weak US data hinted at ongoing weakness in the world`s number one economy.

Asia shares slip as soft US data dims mood

Asian shares slipped on Thursday as losses on Wall Street and soft U.S. economic data soured sentiment, while the dollar`s bull run looked to have stalled for the time being.

Shanghai slips after 10-day rally, US data revives rate talk

Shanghai stocks retreated for the first time in 11 sessions on profit-taking Wednesday but most other Asian equity markets were flat after a healthy batch of US data revived the prospect of an early interest rate hike.

Nikkei races to biggest gain in a month on improved China PMI, Fed minutes

The Nikkei rose 2.1 percent to 14,337.79, with news government-controlled Japan Post Insurance Life is ramping up its investment in Japanese stocks providing the icing on the cake.

Nikkei falls as BOJ comments awaited

Investors are watching out for comments by the Bank of Japan after it ends its two-day policy setting meeting on Wednesday.

Nikkei posts biggest daily drop since mid-March

The Nikkei closed down 424.06 points to 14,033.45, its lowest closing level since April 15.

Nikkei posts biggest gain in over two weeks

Japanese shares rallied on Thursday, helped by a record closing high in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

Nikkei pares gains as BOJ stands pat, falls for 4th straight month

The Nikkei ended up 0.1 percent at 14,304.11.

Tokyo`s Nikkei stock index closes 3.01% higher

Bargain-hunting helped drive Tokyo`s strong gains, while shares of market heavyweight SoftBank soared 8.50 percent to 7,604 yen.

Nikkei slips to new six-month low on Wall St slide, Ukraine jitters

Bargain hunting in large caps like Toyota Motor Corp offered some support and helped the benchmark Nikkei trim earlier losses.

Nikkei hits three-week high on weak yen, Renesas jumps on Apple news

The Nikkei ended up 1.0 percent at 14,946.32, the highest closing level since March 11.