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Asian markets

Asian shares fall as dollar gains, Australian dollar slides

The dollar hit a one-month high against a basket of currencies on Wednesday while Asian shares fell, hit by worries that the days of easy money from the US Federal Reserve are numbered.

Wednesday, 3 July, 2013, 12:18pm

End of easy money won't lead to repeat of 1997 crash in Asia

US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke has sparked significant nervousness in the markets with recent hints of an end to the third round of quantitative easing.

17 Jun 2013 - 4:23am

Julius Bär eyes Asian clients after Bank of America Merrill Lynch acquisition

Julius Bär expects to report a loss this year in the wake of the deal in August last year. Positive returns would start to kick in next year, as the integration of the businesses picks up steam, chief executive Boris Collardi said.

31 May 2013 - 4:41am

Big rally in Asian currencies signals 'sell'

The biggest rally in Asian currencies since September is a sell signal to two of the world's largest foreign-exchange trading firms, as the region's economic growth increasingly falls short of forecasts.

9 May 2013 - 4:39am

4G seen to widen Asian SMEs' reach

The launch of high-speed 4G services will help remove limits on internet use in Asia and give smaller businesses greater outreach to customers, according to industry experts.

18 Apr 2013 - 5:33am

Hong Kong stocks set for bullish start to the Year of the Snake

Hong Kong stocks could open the Year of the Snake on a bullish note as Asian markets rose after US corporate earnings sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average to a five-year high.

14 Feb 2013 - 4:53am

Asian markets mostly down ahead of China data

Asian markets were mostly down on Thursday with traders in Japan booking profits following the Nikkei’s highest close since September 2008 as investors awaited fresh economic leads from China.

Tokyo fell 0.78 per cent by the break and Seoul slipped 0.11 per cent. Hong Kong was down 0.04 per cent and Shanghai slipped 0.14 per cent.

7 Feb 2013 - 11:51am

Asian markets rebound, weaker yen boosts Tokyo

Asian markets climbed on Wednesday following big losses in the previous session, with Tokyo surging as the yen tumbled after Bank of Japan governor Masaaki Shirakawa said he will step down early.

Traders also took a lead from Wall Street and Europe, where encouraging economic data offset concerns over political uncertainty in Spain and Italy.

6 Feb 2013 - 11:32am

Asian markets mixed, China factory data underwhelms

Asian markets were mixed on Friday, with Tokyo supported by further weakness in the yen, while Hong Kong and Shanghai dipped after official data showed Chinese manufacturing saw a moderate slowdown.

Tokyo were up 0.35 per cent by the break and Sydney climbed 0.65 per cent while Hong Kong shed 0.56 per cent, Shanghai slipped 0.34 per cent and Seoul eased 0.74 per cent.

1 Feb 2013 - 11:24am

Asian markets mixed, Tokyo surges on yen tumble

Asian markets were mixed on Friday, with Tokyo’s Nikkei surging on the back of a weaker yen, while Wall Street provided an uneven lead.

The yen resumed its downtrend after a brief rally as the country’s vice finance minister indicated the new hawkish government would step in to stop the currency from returning to record highs against the dollar.

25 Jan 2013 - 11:56am