Stock market action from around the world, with a focus on Hong Kong, China and the rest of Asia.
Companies and corporate chiefs are making the most of a sizzling rally in the Hong Kong stock market with some well-timed sell-downs.Friday, 17 April, 2015, 3:53pm 2 comments
WuXi PharmaTech Cayman, a Chinese biotechnology company, fell the most in nine months in New York on Friday after its capital spending forecast exceeded estimates and Goldman Sachs cut the stock to neutral from buy.
WuXi dropped 7.2 per cent to US$38.01, the biggest decline since May last year.17 Apr 2015 - 3:53pm
Solar power firm Hanergy Thin Film Power Group, whose spectacular rise in the past week has wowed investors but drew analyst concerns of a stock bubble, has left many questions hanging around its lofty share valuation.17 Apr 2015 - 3:53pm
The Nikkei Stock Average ended at a more than seven-year high on Monday after data showed the Japanese economy rebounded from recession in the last quarter of 2014.
The 225-issue index ended up 91.41 points, or 0.51 per cent, at 18,004.77, the highest close since July 2007.
It rose as high as 18,074.26 points during the day.17 Apr 2015 - 3:53pm
Any rally in China's stock market could be held back by regulatory steps taken late last year to crack down on trading irregularities, traders say.
The market-cooling measures resulted in a reduction and stabilisation of settlement funds and margin borrowing during the second half of January, after steep rises during the stock market's rapid ascent late last year.17 Apr 2015 - 3:53pm
It has taken almost three months for foreign investors to pour 100 billion yuan (HK$125.9 billion) into mainland shares through the bourse link with Hong Kong. Value Investment Principals says the next milestone will come more quickly.17 Apr 2015 - 3:53pm
The divide in Hong Kong's stock market between the city's own companies and those that make most of their money in mainland China will only get bigger.17 Apr 2015 - 3:53pm
The share price gap between mainland property developers listed in Hong Kong and Shanghai will continue despite the scheme linking the two markets.17 Apr 2015 - 3:53pm
Just below the surface of the mainland's world-beating equity rally, signs of trouble are emerging.17 Apr 2015 - 3:53pm
It did not take long for the flood of borrowed money to come pouring back into mainland stocks.
After a two-day decline spurred by regulatory efforts on January 16 to curb margin lending by some of the biggest brokerages, the value of shares bought with borrowed cash has rebounded to a record high.17 Apr 2015 - 3:53pm
Tencent Holdings climbed to a record in New York as Asia's second-largest internet company started advertising on its WeChat mobile messaging platform, spurring optimism it will diversify its revenue sources.17 Apr 2015 - 3:53pm
The sharpest rally for Shanghai shares in six years a mere 48 hours after the steepest sell-off since 2008 is a clear sign that investors are willing to take a chance that the world's best-performing stock market of last year could repeat the feat this year.
And that is because, if history is any guide to future performance, the market has been here before.17 Apr 2015 - 3:53pm
The Shanghai market rebounded from Monday's sharp fall yesterday while the head of the Hong Kong bourse said he was satisfied the stock through train scheme with Shanghai could cope with the volatility and it planned to establish a similar tie-up with Shenzhen this year.17 Apr 2015 - 3:53pm
Shenzhen is set to become the stage for another wave of financial reforms but market watchers expect its impact to be modest even as it opens up more avenues for foreign investors.
Premier Li Keqiang recently announced that Shenzhen will be the next to link up with Hong Kong for cross-border stock trading, after such ties were introduced in November last year with Shanghai.17 Apr 2015 - 3:53pm