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.

Asian shares edge down, oil stabilises after rout

Asian shares edged lower on Tuesday after downbeat economic data pressured Wall Street ahead of key U.S. jobs data later this week that could provide a key clue to the timing of the U.S. Federal Reserve`s interest rate increase.

Asian stocks mostly down as China manufacturing slows

Shanghai was down 1.71 percent, Tokyo lost 0.48 percent, Sydney eased 0.46 percent and Hong Kong dropped 0.84 percent. Seoul was 0.90 percent lower.

Asian shares mixed, dollar pushes higher

Tokyo`s benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 0.43 percent, Hong Kong was up 0.23 percent, Seoul was flat, Sydney gained 0.14 percent, while Singapore edged down 0.06 percent.

China stock bounce lifts Asian markets, but Greek crisis weighs

China stock bounce lifts Asian markets, but Greek crisis weighs

Asian shares rose on Tuesday after Chinese stocks broke a punishing three-day losing streak, but gains were capped by fears they could go into freefall again and as investors nervously awaited further developments in the deepening euro zone crisis.

Japan shares score 18-year top, dollar firm

MSCI`s index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up 0.1 percent to bring its gins over the past six sessions to 2.9 percent.

Asian markets cheer Greece's 11th-hour proposals to avert default

"Still, it is unclear when and if an agreement will be reached, and the euro will remain sensitive to headlines over Greece." 

Calm reigns as Greece inches closer to default

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index rose 0.7 percent, including gains for Spanish and Italian stocks.