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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.

Asia stocks fall as US jobs data spark talk of rate hike

Tokyo sank 0.63 percent by lunch, Hong Kong lost 0.75 percent, Sydney tumbled 1.27 percent and Seoul shed 0.70 percent while Shanghai was 0.22 percent lower.

Asia markets mostly lower after Wall St losses

With few trading cues investors are keeping a watch on the start of China`s annual parliament meeting Thursday as well as European Central Bank details on its new bond-purchase scheme.

Asia markets struggle as profit-taking offsets Wall Street rally

Shanghai lost 1.03 percent after rallying Monday in response to the Chinese central bank`s weekend interest rate cut, while Hong Kong pared an initial advance to sit marginally lower.

Asian markets rise after China rate cut, US data

Several key events will also be taking investors` attention this week, including a meeting of China`s Communist Party, the European Central Bank and the release of US jobs figures.

Asian markets end week mixed, Tokyo in new 15-year high

Asian markets were mixed Friday after US inflation data renewed speculation of an interest rate hike, as Tokyo advanced to a fresh high despite disappointing figures challenging Japan`s war on deflation.

Dollar eases in Asia after US inflation rally

The euro rose to $1.1206, from $1.1198, but it slipped to 133.65 yen from 133.72 yen in US trade.

Asian markets mostly higher on Greek debt deal

Asian markets mostly higher on Greek debt deal

Asian stocks were mostly higher on Monday morning as investors cheered a last-minute deal to extend Greece`s bailout by four months, giving Athens a lifeline to pay its bills and avoid a damaging default.

Asia tracks Wall Street higher, dollar stands tall

Asian equities tracked a mild bounce on Wall Street to edge higher on Wednesday, although caution over talks later in the day in the ongoing Greek debt saga limited gains.

Oil prices up in Asian trade

Oil prices rose in Asia Friday, extending solid gains in the previous session in response to news that leading petroleum producers are curtailing investment.

Oil prices rebound in Asia

Oil prices rebounded in Asia Wednesday following a sharp decline in the previous session, analysts said, while investors await a weekly US stockpiles report later in the day.

Government will not appeal Vodafone tax ruling

The government will not appeal a regional court ruling in favour of Vodafone Group Plc in a long-running tax dispute, the cabinet decided on Wednesday, in a move aimed at boosting investor confidence in Asia`s third-largest economy.

Asian shares near eight-week high as ECB looms large

Asian shares rose to near eight-week highs on Thursday as investors bet the European Central Bank will unveil a bond-buying stimulus programme later in the day in an attempt to revive the flagging euro zone economy.