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Asian shares off to slow start, investors look to earnings

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 11:28

Asian stock markets got off to a slow start on Monday after a U.S. market holiday but held near three-year highs on optimism about the U.S. economy, with investors now shifting their focus to corporate earnings.

Nikkei hits seven-week high, strong global data continues to support

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 09:04

Japan`s Nikkei share average climbed to a fresh seven-week high on Tuesday, extending gains into a fourth day as recent upbeat Chinese and U.S. data continued to lift investors` risk appetite.

Asia stocks rally, dollar slips as emerging market fears ebb

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 08:53

Asian shares extended their recent rally on Monday as worries about emerging markets continued to ebb, dragging down the U.S. dollar while giving commodities a lift.

Asian shares up as China money rates dip, dollar gains

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 09:50

Asian markets crept higher on Tuesday as Japanese stocks rebounded and Chinese money rates eased, while the US dollar got a fillip from a report the Federal Reserve would again trim its bond buying next week.

Asian shares mixed despite upbeat China factory data

Last Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 18:50

Asian shares were mixed on Thursday despite new data showing that China`s manufacturing activity hit a seven-month high in October, adding to evidence the world`s second-largest economy is recovering.

Asian markets slip as BoJ move raises stimulus fears

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 17:52

Asian markets fell in holiday-reduced trade on Wednesday, as the Bank of Japan`s refusal to unveil any fresh stimulus measures raised concerns about central banks` role in supporting the world`s economies.

Asian shares slump to year's low on Europe worries

Last Updated: Friday, May 25, 2012, 09:11

Asian stocks dropped to their lowest levels of the year on Friday as the lack of a breakthrough in Europe's attempts to shake off its debt crisis and weak global growth continued to weigh on market sentiment.

Asian stocks rise as Fed sees modest US growth

Last Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2012, 09:38

Asian stock markets rose Thursday after surging Apple shares propelled the Nasdaq to its biggest gain of the year and the US Federal Reserve predicted moderate growth for the world's No. 1 economy.

Asian stocks weighed down by glum US economic data

Last Updated: Friday, April 20, 2012, 08:57

Asian stock markets fell Friday as strong US company earnings failed to calm investor nerves in the face of economic reports that suggest the world's No. 1 economy is struggling to maintain its recovery.

Asian stock markets shaky as Europe debt woes brew

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 09:05

Asian stock markets vacillated between gains and losses Tuesday as signs of a recovering US economy were offset by fears that Spain might need an expensive financial bailout.

Asian shares end lower; China inflation, US jobs data disappoint

Last Updated: Monday, April 09, 2012, 11:12

Asian stock markets ended lower on Monday after China's inflation accelerated in March and a weak American employment report dragged on US equity futures, while a stronger yen weighed on shares of exporters in Tokyo.

Asian shares end mixed; Tokyo extends losing streak to 4 sessions

Last Updated: Friday, April 06, 2012, 13:37

Asian stock markets ended mixed Friday, with Tokyo shares falling for a fourth straight day on a return of fears about European sovereign debt problems, while a firmer yen weighed on Japanese exporters.