Asian stocks breathe easier, gold near 3-month highs

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up 0.3 percent, adding to Friday's 0.8 percent gain. Tokyo's Nikkei climbed 0.3 percent.

Nikkei slips as stronger yen hits exporters; Toyota down after earnings

The benchmark Nikkei, which rose 5.8 percent over the past two sessions, dropped 1.3 percent to 14,278.94 in mid-morning trade.

Asian stocks take a breather, dollar bounces

While stocks failed to gain a lift from encouraging US data, the dollar benefited and bounced against a basket of major currencies.

Asian stocks waver after China PMI disappoints

Asian stock markets wobbled on Wednesday, while the dollar took back some ground after the latest reading on China's manufacturing activity showed activity slowed to an 11-month low in July as new orders faltered and the job market darkened.

Asian stocks hit six-week high, gold steadies after jump

Asian stocks rose to six-week highs on Tuesday, led by a rally in Chinese shares, while gold took a breather after its biggest one-day gain in more than a year.