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Asian shares fall, brace for bruising U.S. presidential debate

Asian shares fall, brace for bruising U.S. presidential debate

Asian shares began the week under a cloud on Monday after losses on Wall Street, and as investors` attention turned from central banks to American politics ahead of the first U.S. presidential debate. 

Shares crumble as oil falls, bond yields soar on stimulus doubts

Shares crumble as oil falls, bond yields soar on stimulus doubts

Asian shares wallowed near six-week lows on Wednesday, bruised by a fall in oil prices on renewed worries about a supply glut and as investors grew nervous about the diminishing capacity of the world`s major central banks to shore up economic growth.

Asian shares edge up as soft U.S. GDP cuts Fed rate hike bets

Asian shares ticked up slightly on Monday after disappointing U.S. economic growth data reduced expectations of a rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve in the next few months.

Asian markets sink as stimulus hopes rolled back

Asian markets fell Friday, tracking the Dow on Wall Street`s first loss in six sessions, with traders left disappointed by comments from central banks in Japan and Europe that caused them to roll back their stimulus hopes.

Asian shares at 9-month highs on inflow bets; dollar strong

Asian shares at 9-month highs on inflow bets; dollar strong

Asian stocks climbed to nine-month highs on Thursday, helped by a pickup in capital inflows and a recovery in global oil prices, while the dollar stood strong on growing bets of a U.S. rate increase as early as September.

Gold slips as stocks surge, heads for first weekly decline since May

Gold slips as stocks surge, heads for first weekly decline since May

Gold prices dipped on Friday on a firmer dollar and surging Asian shares and were set for the first weekly decline since May, after falling to a two-week low in the previous session.

Asia shares scale 7-week peak, commodities on the mend

Asia shares scale 7-week peak, commodities on the mend

Asian shares were bound for a third straight session of gains on Thursday as upbeat data on U.S. jobs and a rally in a range of commodities whetted risk appetites globally.

Asia shares hit 3-1/2-year lows as oil resumes fall

Asia shares hit 3-1/2-year lows as oil resumes fall

Asian stocks surrendered earlier gains to hit 3-1/2-year lows on Friday as renewed pressure on oil prices and disappointing Chinese data kept investors on edge.

Global market update

Global market update

Global market update

Asian shares skid as crude oil plumbs 12-year lows

US crude prices were were last down slightly at $30.47 a barrel, not far from Tuesday`s nadir of $29.93, which was their lowest level since December 2003.

Asia shares fall on China caution, yuan jumpy ahead of IMF decision

Asian shares fell on Monday as Chinese stocks extended last week`s sharp losses, while the yuan bounced in volatile trade hours ahead of an IMF decision on whether to promote it to a basket of global reserve currencies.

Asian shares erase gains, dollar gains as Yellen revives rate talk

Asian shares erase gains, dollar gains as Yellen revives rate talk

Asian shares gave up early gains on Friday, while the dollar firmed after Federal Reserve Chairperson Janet Yellen suggested the central bank is still on track to raise interest rates later this year.

Asian shares slump on global growth concerns, US selloff

Asian shares and emerging currencies fell on Monday after the US Federal Reserve`s decision to keep interest rates at record lows raised fresh concerns about growth globally, particularly in China.

 

Asian shares get lift from Wall St, dollar steadies

Asian shares rose on Friday thanks to gains on Wall Street, while the dollar steadied after facing pressure from a rallying yuan and U.S. data that offered no clarity on whether the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates next week.

Asian stocks slip as Japan machinery orders disappoint, add to global woes

Asian stocks slip as Japan machinery orders disappoint, add to global woes

Asian stocks fell on Thursday after US stocks retreated overnight and as Japan machinery orders unexpectedly shrank, deflating investors` appetite for riskier assets.

Asian shares stage patchy recovery but volatility remains high

Japan`s Nikkei rose for the first time in four days, gaining 1.4 percent, while South Korea`s Kospi edge up 0.4 percent, although MSCI`s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan erased early gains.

Asian shares fall for 3rd day on global growth concerns

The dollar firmed 0.5 percent to 120 yen, after skidding more than 1 percent overnight and moving away from last week`s high of 121.76 yen, while the euro slipped about 0.2 percent to $1.1299. 

Asian shares slip as downbeat China PMIs revive growth fears

China`s official Purchasing Managers` Index (PMI) fell to 49.7 in August from the previous month`s reading of 50.0, the weakest showing in three years.

Asia extends stocks rally as upbeat US GDP calms nerves

Asian shares extended a global rally on Friday after upbeat U.S. economic data calmed sentiment, with Chinese stocks jumping for the second day following a rocky start to the week.

Asian shares cheered by Wall Street rally

Comments from a senior US Federal Reserve official that the case for a rate rise in September had weakened and upbeat durable goods data also boosted sentiment, pushing up the dollar.