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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.

Asian shares muted, currencies in well-worn ranges

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 09:52

Asian shares were subdued on Tuesday while major currencies kept to recent snug ranges after a surprisingly soft reading on euro zone manufacturing took the shine off better data from China, Japan and the United States.

Nikkei leads gains in Asian shares after solid U.S. data

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 09:52

Nikkei led Asian shares higher on Tuesday, supported by solid U.S. and Chinese manufacturing data, while the euro dragged its feet near a 3 1/2-month low on expectations of fresh monetary easing by the European Central Bank.

Asian shares waver, euro steady but ECB talk weighs

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 13:52

Asian stocks eased slightly in a timid session on Tuesday, while the euro steadied but remained vulnerable after overnight comments from the European Central Bank.

Asian shares ease back, Tokyo lifted by weaker yen

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 12:42

Asian markets mostly fell Monday, retreating from the previous day`s gains, but Tokyo bucked the trend as the yen dipped against the dollar, while the euro rebounded from losses in the previous session.

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.

Asian shares up on Yellen comments

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 08:49

Asian shares got a lift on Thursday from dovish comments by the U.S. Federal Reserve chief and upbeat Chinese trade data that suggested some signs of stabilisation in the world's second-largest economy.

Asian shares mostly lower after Wall St losses

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:54

Asian markets mostly fell on Thursday, taking a lead from Wall Street, while Japanese traders are sitting back ahead of the corporate earnings season.

Asian shares mixed after Wall St bounce

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 10:01

Asian markets were mixed on Tuesday, with Wall Street providing a strong lead after rebounding from a two-day sell-off thanks to better-than-expected retail sales data.

Asian shares build on gains, yen hits 10-week trough

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014, 07:26

Asian share markets added to their recent rally on Wednesday as investors chose to accentuate the positive in a mixed bag of global economic data, pressuring the safe haven yen to a 10-week trough.

Asia shares hit two-week highs on upbeat US data, China stimulus hopes

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 10:41

MSCI`s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.8 percent to its highest level since March 11 while Japan`s Nikkei ticked up 0.1 percent.

Asian shares mixed as eyes turn on Fed meeting

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 15:49

Investors are also awaiting the end of the Federal Reserve`s latest policy meeting, hoping for some guidance from its new head Janet Yellen on her plans for interest rates.