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Nikkei rises to 3-week high on China hopes, weak yen

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 14:12

The Nikkei ended 0.8 percent higher to 15,071.88 points, the highest close since March 11.

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.

Nikkei slides to 1-month low on strong yen as Ukraine, China woes unnerve investors

Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014, 09:00

The Nikkei share average fell 395.04 points to 14,420.94 in mid-morning trade after dropping to a low of 14,408.62 earlier, the weakest since February 17.

Asian shares tick up cautiously as China data looms

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 10:48

Asian shares cautiously rebounded from two-week lows on Thursday though investors were in no mood to embrace risk ahead of a batch of Chinese data that may offer clues about the extent of its economic slowdown.

Djokovic advances, Berdych bounced at Indian Wells

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014, 11:39

Novak Djokovic made it safely into the third round of the Indian Wells ATP Masters on Sunday, but said his straight-sets win over Victor Hanescu left room for improvement.

Nishikori to face Karlovic for Memphis title

Last Updated: Sunday, February 16, 2014, 19:15

Defending champion Kei Nishikori will face big-serving Croatian Ivo Karlovic in Sunday`s final of the $647,000 ATP US National Indoor Championships after each breezed to a semi-final victory on Saturday.

Taiwan Defence Minister on Singapore visit

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 15:11

Taiwan`s defence minister is visiting Singapore to shore up military relations which were reportedly damaged after his predecessor`s visit in 2012 was publicly disclosed, a military source and local media said Tuesday.

Asian shares gain on hopes for US jobs growth

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 12:23

Asian shares regained a measure of stability on Friday, stepping further away from five-month lows after a strong rally on Wall Street and hopeful signs the upcoming U.S. payroll report could put some global growth concerns to rest.

Japanese Yen rises in Asia on emerging market jitters

Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014, 10:41

Traders flocked to the yen in Asia Monday on growing worries about emerging economies, as a report suggested Asian central banks were intervening in forex markets to protect their currencies.

Japan trade deficit hits record high in 2013

Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014, 09:34

Japan`s trade deficit swelled to a record USD 112 billion last year, official data showed Monday, as the country`s post-Fukushima energy bills soared, outstripping a rise in shipments overseas.

Taiwan to slash armed forces by up to 20 per cent

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 13:59

Taiwan has said it plans to slash its armed forces by up to 20 per cent from 215,000 over the next five years, in the latest sign of warming ties with former rival China.

Japanese stocks tumble as yen hovers near 4-week high

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 09:37

The yen hovered near a four-week high against the dollar after last week's surprisingly weak jobs report raised concerns about the U.S. growth outlook.