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Asia stocks retreat as US jobs data fuel rate hike talk

Asian markets mostly fell on Monday, with a better-than-forecast US jobs report fuelling talk of an early interest rate hike, while the dollar sat around 13-year highs.

Asian shares edge down on US rate hike bets

Japan`s Nikkei stock index added 0.3 percent, getting a tailwind from a weaker yen and trade data released before market open showed a better-than-expected rise in April exports.

Asian shares mostly lower on Wall Street loss, Greek fears

Tokyo slipped 0.51 percent and Hong Kong lost 0.36 percent while Seoul shed 0.12 percent and Singapore dipped 0.23 percent.

Asia shares lose steam as Wall Street sags

Sydney tumbled 1.53 percent, Seoul was down 1.13 percent and Hong Kong slipped 0.29 percent in early trade. Tokyo was closed for a holiday.

Asian shares falter, Aussie dollar hit on soft China PMI

The HSBC/Markit Purchasing Managers` Index (PMI) fell to 48.9 in April - the lowest level since April 2014 - from 49.6 in March, as demand faltered and deflationary pressures persisted.

Asian shares at seven-year highs, cheered by Apple earnings

Asian stocks scaled fresh seven-year peaks on Tuesday as Apple`s upbeat earnings offset underlying caution ahead of the Federal Reserve`s policy meeting scheduled to start later in the session.

Asian stocks rise after Wall Street records

Hong Kong rallied 1.14 percent, Shanghai added 1.61 percent, Sydney rose 0.67 percent, Seoul gained 0.19 percent and Tokyo was flat.

US, Japan in `grabbing distance` of pact on Asia trade deal

The United States and Japan are within "grabbing distance" of resolving their differences on a much-awaited massive Pacific free-trade pact, the top US diplomat for Asia said Monday.

Asian stocks follow global surge, dollar on defensive

Most Asian share markets took cues from a global surge in equities and rose on Thursday, while weak US economic data sent the dollar lower.

IMF: India, Japan to drive Asia as China slows

Faster growth under the reformist governments of India and Japan will help cushion the blow to the world economy from a marked slowdown in China, the International Monetary Fund predicted Tuesday.

Asian shares mostly down, profit-taking hits Hong Kong

Hong Kong slipped 1.44 percent, Shanghai lost 0.19 percent, Sydney eased 0.28 percent and Tokyo was flat, while Seoul added 0.49 percent.

Asian shares, dollar have a lacklustre start to the week

Japan`s Nikkei stock average was nearly flat in early trade, after rising above the 20,000 on Friday for the first time in 15 years.

Asian markets higher ahead of US jobs data

The disappointing figures out of Washington also pushed Wall Street lower and weighed on the dollar but attention is now on the release of a key US job report on Friday.

Asia up on Wall Street rally and China hopes, euro sags on Greece

Asian markets rallied on Tuesday, led by Hong Kong and Shanghai after China`s decision to ease mortgage rules fuelled hopes for further stimulus measures, while improved confidence weighed on the safe-haven yen.

India to lead Asia's economic growth: ADB

Projecting a slowdown in Chinese economy, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday said the economic growth in Asia would be led by India for the next couple of fiscals.

Shanghai stocks target 7-year high as Asia awaits Fed meeting

Equities in Shanghai headed towards a seven-year high Wednesday but other Asian markets struggled to gain traction as investors wait to find out the Federal Reserve`s plans for interest rates later in the day.

Asian shares edge up ahead of Fed meeting

Asian shares drifted higher on Monday after a downbeat session on Wall Street kept sentiment in check, while the euro recovered from a fresh 12-year low touched on the divergent monetary policy paths between the United States and the euro zone.

New Credit Suisse boss faces stiff challenge in Asia

Incoming Credit Suisse boss Tidjane Thiam is expected to focus on private banking in Asia while aggressively cutting jobs at its investment bank, as he aims to repeat the success in the region of his old employer, Prudential. 

Asia stocks rebound, dollar hits 12-year euro high

Sydney shares were given a lift by data showing Australia`s unemployment rate had eased slightly, while South Korea became the latest country to cut interest rates as it struggles to fight off deflation.

Asia stocks fall as risk aversion prevails, dollar soars

MSCI`s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.3 percent after touching its lowest since January. Australian and South Korean shares each lost 0.5 percent and Malaysian and Indonesian stocks also declined.