Tag Archives: Asian

Asian, shares, four-month highs

Asian shares inch up to four-month highs

02 February, 2019 9:54 am 9:54 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian share markets edged up to four-month highs on Thursday with Australian equities the star performer while the New Zealand dollar sank after disappointing jobs data prompted investors to narrow the odds of a future rate cut. Trading was still light overall with China on holiday and no major economic data on … Read More

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Asian, dollar, Sino-US trade deal, Huawei

Asia shares slip as China’s Huawei in legal hot water

01 January, 2019 11:53 am 11:53 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares stumbled on Tuesday and the dollar hovered near two-week lows as prospects for a long-awaited Sino-US trade deal were dealt another blow after the United States levelled sweeping criminal charges against China’s telecom giant Huawei. The mood was expected to be subdued elsewhere with spreadbetters suggesting a tentative start for … Read More

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Asian, Chinese, economy, Beijing, United States

Asia keeps calm as China cools, Brexit news awaited

01 January, 2019 2:45 pm 2:45 pm

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian markets kept their nerve on Monday as data showed the Chinese economy slowed at the end of last year, underlining the urgent need for more stimulus as Beijing wrestles with the United States over trade. Investors are also waiting to hear British Prime Minister Theresa May’s ‘Plan B’ for Brexit which … Read More

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Asian shares jolted by weak Chinese data, growth risks

12 December, 2018 8:48 am 8:48 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares tumbled on Friday after China reported a set of weak data, fanning fresh worries of a sharp slowdown in the world’s second-biggest economy and leaving investors fretting over the wider impact of a yet unresolved Sino-U.S. trade dispute. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS fell 1.4 percent, … Read More

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Asian shares subdued as global bond sell-off eases; sterling rises

10 October, 2018 9:40 am 9:40 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares barely moved on Wednesday after world stocks hit eight-week lows the previous day on worries about global economic growth, although the British pound stayed firm on hopes for a Brexit deal. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS was flat, while Japan’s Nikkei average fell 0.4 percent and … Read More

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Asian markets follow global shares higher, trade war still in focus

09 September, 2018 9:27 am 9:27 am

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Asian stocks rose in early trade on Thursday following a second day of gains on global share markets amid easing investor concern over the impact from the US-China trade war, but markets remained cautious. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.05 percent in early trade in Asia, taking … Read More

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Asian shares fall on dim trade outlook; dollar near 13-month peak

08 August, 2018 10:05 am 10:05 am

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Asian stock markets fell on Friday despite signs of greater government support for firms in China, with global trade tensions clouding the outlook for demand. The US dollar was near its highest levels in 13 months, while concerns over disputes with Washington pushed the Turkish lira to record lows and piled pressure … Read More

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Asian shares rise for forth day on earnings, China stimulus hopes

08 August, 2018 11:55 am 11:55 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares extended their recovery into a fourth day on Wednesday, buoyed by strong U.S. earnings and expectations that Beijing will ramp up fiscal stimulus to cushion the impact of its worsening trade dispute with Washington. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS gained 0.3 percent, led by Taiwan .MITW00000PUS, … Read More

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Asian shares edge up, but US tariff plan stokes trade fears

08 August, 2018 10:06 am 10:06 am

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Most Asian shares crept higher on Wednesday following a firm Wall Street finish, but gains were curbed by weak data in the region and intensifying fears over volatile Sino-US trade relations. Global markets had inched higher on Tuesday, helped by a Bloomberg report that the United States and China were seeking to … Read More

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Asian factories slow as China-US trade conflict intensifies

08 August, 2018 10:03 am 10:03 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Manufacturing activity across Asia slowed in July, deepening concerns about the region’s economic outlook as an intensifying trade conflict between the United States and China sent shudders through their trading partners. A survey of purchasing managers released on Wednesday showed China’s manufacturing sector grew at its slowest pace in eight months … Read More

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Asian shares post modest gains as trade fears keep investors cautious

07 July, 2018 10:38 am 10:38 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks struggled to gain traction on Friday, following a mixed Wall Street finish and as the worsening Sino-U.S. trade dispute kept investors in the region cautious, despite signs of rapprochement between the United States and Europe. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dipped 0.1 percent. The CSI300 of Chinese … Read More

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Asian shares, yuan on shaky ground on specter of Sino-US trade war

07 July, 2018 9:14 am 9:14 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks were on shaky ground on Wednesday while the Chinese yuan stood near 11-month lows as the specter of a Sino-U.S. trade war haunted investors ahead of an end-of-week deadline for US tariffs on billions of dollars worth of Chinese imports. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up … Read More

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