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Australian shares jumped to their highest value in almost three months. Japan’s Nikkei surged on fresh stimulus speculation.
The move by China drew a warning from U.S. President Donald Trump, who said the United States would react “very strongly” against it.
Tokyo stocks opened higher Thursday following gains on Wall Street, as traders were buoyed by the prospect of a state of emergency being lifted in western Japan later in the day. The benchmark Nikkei 225 ...
European stock markets eased at the start of trading on Wednesday, with London down 0.2 percent. In the eurozone, Paris shed 0.4 percent, Milan lost 0.1 percent and Madrid gave up 0.3 percent. Frankfurt ...
Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei index gained nearly 1.5 percent on Tuesday, extending rallies on Wall Street on optimism about the easing of lockdowns and promising preliminary clinical results of a possible ...
Trump signaled a further deterioration of his relationship with China by saying he has no interest in speaking to President Xi Jinping right now.
Tokyo stocks closed higher on Friday with investors heartened by rallies in US shares and the yen's stability against the dollar. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 0.62 percent, or 122.69 points, to ...
Chinese shares closed higher on Wednesday, reversing course from small losses as a rally in healthcare stocks boosted the index, although gains were capped due to persisting concerns around a potential second wave of COVID-19 cases.
China’s factory-gate prices fell to a four-year low, official data showed Tuesday, with firms suffering from the economic devastation unleashed by the coronavirus on the global economy.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index edged down 0.12 percent, or 24.18 points, to 20,366.48, while the broader Topix index was down 0.26 percent, or 3.90 points, at 1,476.72. Tokyo shares opened marginally higher "on the hopes that the state of emergency will be lifted gradually" in Japan, Okasan Online Securities said in a note. Masayuki Kubota, chief strategist at Rakuten Securities, said it was unsurprising that stocks had started factoring-in the global economy's return to normal in six to 12 months.
"Japanese stocks will continue to test a rebound on the hopes that the state of emergency will be lifted gradually" in Japan, Okasan Online Securities said in a note. Masayuki Kubota, chief strategist at Rakuten Securities, said it was unsurprising that stocks had started factoring in the global economy's return to normal in 6-12 months. Japan has extended a state of emergency over the coronavirus until the end of May but a review of the situation will be held on Thursday.
Despite the early strength on Monday, the markets still face headwinds which may limit gains. South Korea warned on Sunday of a potential second wave of cases. Japan is set to launch a second budget to help the country tide over the economic fallout from the pandemic
Asia – Pacific shares firm as news of top trade representatives of China and the United States holding phone talks calmed investors worried about simmering Sino-U.S. tensions
Japan’s blue-chip Nikkei average edged up on Wednesday, helped by gains in semiconductor-related stocks. The broader Topix index dropped 0.32% to 1,426.73, with air transport and land transport among the worst three performing sectors on the local bourse.
Asian shares surged Friday on optimism the worst of the economic fallout from the pandemic may be over, as Wall Street logged its biggest rally in a week. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 jumped 1.8% to 20,025.91. Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 1% to 24,220.86, while the Shanghai Composite picked up 0.7% to 2,891.83.
Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei index closed marginally higher on Thursday after a three-day public holiday, as major countries move to reopen their economies hit by the coronavirus pandemic. The benchmark Nikkei ...
Tokyo stocks opened lower on Thursday after a three-day public holiday, tracking recent declines on Wall Street caused by weak economic data. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index dropped 0.59 percent or 115.04 ...
World shares rose on Thursday after China's exports came in far stronger than expected, suggesting an economic recovery was under way, but the dollar fell from two-week highs as U.S. data showed millions more Americans joined the ranks of the unemployed. Gold jumped 2% as the weak U.S. data heightened fears over a coronavirus-induced global downturn. Initial U.S. jobless claims for unemployment benefits totaled a seasonally adjusted 3.169 million for the week ended May 2, down from a revised 3.846 million in the prior week, the Labor Department's weekly report showed.
India's services activity suffered a shock collapse in April as the coronavirus lockdown crippled global demand, causing a historic spike in layoffs and reinforcing fears of a deep recession in Asia's third-largest economy, a private survey showed. The grim result for the industry, the engine of economic growth and jobs, underlined the pandemic's sweeping impact across India as authorities extended a nationwide lockdown, in effect since March 25, until May 17. The Nikkei/IHS Markit Services Purchasing Managers' Index plunged to an eye-popping 5.4 in April from March's 49.3, an unprecedented contraction since the survey first began over 14 years ago.