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Asia shares dazed by trade uncertainty, US jobs risks

06 June, 2019 9:06 am 9:06 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian share markets dithered as investors waited for concrete signs of progress in the US-Mexican trade standoff, while bracing for a US jobs report that could sway the course of interest rates there. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged 0.04% higher and looked set for another cautious session being … Read More


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Asia markets cautious as Trump presses Mexico on trade

06 June, 2019 8:30 am 8:30 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares got off to a hesitant start on Thursday as investors feared a looming US trade war with Mexico would further depress global growth, even as they wagered central banks would have to respond with fresh stimulus. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dipped 0.01% in sparse early trade. … Read More


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Asia shares sit on weekly gains, await US jobs test

04 April, 2019 8:01 am 8:01 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian share markets consolidated weekly gains on Friday as Sino-US talks dragged on with no concrete conclusions, while caution ahead of US payrolls and a holiday in China and Hong Kong dampened volatility. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was little changed and near its highest since the end of … Read More


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Asia shares falter on China unease, pound finds some peace

01 January, 2019 8:03 am 8:03 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian share markets faltered on Thursday as unease over China’s economic outlook eroded early gains, though an anti-climactic end to the latest chapter in the Brexit saga did offer sterling a moment’s peace. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS edged down 0.1 percent in thin trade, while E-Mini futures … Read More


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Asia shares subdued, May’s Brexit options eyed after crushing vote de...

01 January, 2019 9:08 am 9:08 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares took a breather on Wednesday after rallying the previous day on Chinese stimulus hopes, with investors assessing Brexit options after British lawmakers trounced Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal to pull out Britain from the European Union. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS was off a touch, having … Read More


Asia stocks lower amid growth worries; oil rebounds

11 November, 2018 9:47 am 9:47 am

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Asian shares drifted lower on Monday as signs of softening demand in China rekindled anxiety about the outlook for world growth, but Saudi Arabia’s plans to cut production helped to halt a slide in oil prices. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.07 percent, trimming earlier losses on a … Read More


Asian shares fall on trade, Fed rate hike fears, pound hits 2-week top

11 November, 2018 9:49 am 9:49 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian stocks were hammered on Monday as fears of faster rate hikes in the United States and uncertainty around the Sino-US trade war dented risk sentiment, while sterling jumped to two-week highs on hopes of an orderly Brexit. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS stumbled more than 1 percent … Read More


Asia starts new month up on strong Wall Street after brutal October

11 November, 2018 9:03 am 9:03 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks rose on Thursday as bruised investor sentiment got some relief from another robust Wall Street session thanks to upbeat corporate earnings, while the dollar hovered near a 16-month high on further signs of strength in the world’s largest economy. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS rose 0.15 … Read More


Asian stocks fragile as US-China trade tensions escalate

10 October, 2018 9:24 am 9:24 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares came under pressure on Tuesday with Chinese markets and the yuan falling, hurt by fresh worries about the intensifying Sino-US trade war and tracking losses in Wall Street indexes. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS edged down 0.3 percent. The index has declined more than 12 percent … Read More


Oil stable as Asia stock markets rebound

10 October, 2018 8:53 am 8:53 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares bounced from last week’s steep declines on Monday, though sentiment remained fragile amid heightened worries about corporate earnings and a slowdown in global economic growth. Wider sentiment in markets has been hit by a range of negative factors from an intensifying China-US trade conflict to worries about US corporate earnings … Read More


Asian shares struggle as European woes, Saudi concerns dim mood

10 October, 2018 8:06 am 8:06 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares edged lower on Tuesday as earnings season nerves in the US dented Wall Street, while a cocktail of negative factors from Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic isolation to concerns over Italy’s budget and Brexit talks depressed sentiment. That rolled back some of the previous session’s strong rally led by China stimulus hopes, … Read More


Asia shares pare losses as China rallies on stimulus hope

10 October, 2018 8:17 am 8:17 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian share markets pared early losses on Monday as Chinese stocks swung higher for a second session and helped offset geopolitical concerns over Saudi Arabia, Italy and Brexit. Blue chips in Shanghai climbed 3.5 percent in early trade there, extending Friday’s bounce on Beijing’s pledge of support for the economy and companies. … Read More


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Dollar at one week high after hawkish Fed minutes; Asia stocks capped

10 October, 2018 8:09 am 8:09 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks were capped and the dollar rose to a one week-high in early Thursday trade after the minutes of the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting showed broad agreement among board members on the need to raise borrowing costs further. The spectre of rising US dollar yields, which along with global trade tensions … Read More


Asia stocks edge up but Saudi tensions limit gains

10 October, 2018 8:51 am 8:51 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks rose modestly on Tuesday, gaining a firmer footing after a week of heavy losses, although increasing tensions between Saudi Arabia and the West have fanned geopolitical concerns and capped gains. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS nudged up 0.25 percent, crawling away from a 19-month trough touched … Read More


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Asian shares resume descent, oil prices up on Saudi tensions

10 October, 2018 8:11 am 8:11 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares slipped on Monday as worries over Sino-US trade disputes, a possible slowdown in the Chinese economy and higher US borrowing costs tempered optimism despite a rebound in global equities late last week. Not helping the mood, oil prices jumped and Saudi Arabian shares tumbled on rising diplomatic tensions between Riyadh … Read More