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  • Sep 19, 2014
  • Updated: 11:01pm

Asian Stock Markets

Asian shares mixed, Nikkei up on weaker yen

Asian markets were mixed on Tuesday following a rally in the previous session, while Tokyo enjoyed a pick-up after a long weekend as the dollar remained strong against the yen.

Tuesday, 16 July, 2013, 11:59am

Asian shares up after China growth data, Wall St rally

Asian markets rose on Monday after China released data showing the economy grew in line with expectations in the April-June quarter.

While the news out of Beijing pointed to a further weakening in the economy, it met forecasts and added to broadly upbeat sentiment that was helped by another record-breaking finish on Wall Street.

15 Jul 2013 - 11:41am

Asia shares rise as ECB says rates rise ’very distant’

Asian markets climbed on Friday after the European Central Bank said it would keep interest rates at record lows for “as long as necessary”, while concerns over Portugal’s political crisis also abated.

5 Jul 2013 - 11:00am

Asian shares mostly higher on bargain buying

Asian markets mostly edged up on Tuesday as bargain hunters moved in following a sell-off over the past week, while ongoing concerns about liquidity in China kept Shanghai in negative territory.

25 Jun 2013 - 11:01am

Asian shares fall on Fed plan, credit fears hit China

Asian markets tumbled Monday, extending last week’s falls after the US Federal Reserve indicated it could reel in its stimulus later in the year, while Hong Kong and Shanghai were stung by a liquidity crisis in China.

However, the Fed’s announcement that it could soon start winding down its bond-buying continued to provide support to the dollar, pushing it back towards 100 yen.

24 Jun 2013 - 5:35pm

Asian stocks steady after wild week

Asian equities ended a volatile week on a calm note, recovering some of the poise lost when Japanese stocks sank into bear market territory. The best gauge of what is happening to stocks remains the currency markets, where the rapid unwinding of underwater short yen positions saw investors sell stocks to close those positions.

15 Jun 2013 - 4:01am

Asian markets rebound after sell-off

Asian markets rebounded on Friday after the previous day’s huge sell-off, with dealers picking up bargains in Tokyo, helped by a Wall Street rally and upbeat US data.

The dollar slipped after enjoying a bright start, however, which in turn pared early gains for Japan’s Nikkei index, with fears over a possible end to central bank monetary easing continuing to drag on sentiment.

14 Jun 2013 - 11:38am

Asia shares buoyed by US data, dollar holds steady

Asian shares were mostly higher on Tuesday, with the greenback holding on to its gains after better-than-expected US retail figures highlighted a steady recovery in the world’s largest economy.

15 May 2013 - 8:02am

Asian stocks up on Wall St rise, German data

Asian markets rose on Wednesday after the Dow closed at a record high on renewed optimism over the US economy and European markets soared following the release of impressive German factory orders data.

Tokyo climbed 1.35 per cent by the break, a day after the Nikkei finished at its highest level in almost five years, Seoul gained 0.25 per cent and Sydney increased 0.77 per cent.

8 May 2013 - 11:50am

Asian markets up on China data, yen sinks further

Asian markets rose on Tuesday, boosted by positive inflation data from China, while Tokyo extended its winning streak as the yen sank to multi-year lows.

Wall Street also provided a strong lead ahead of the January-March corporate earnings season.

9 Apr 2013 - 11:44am