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Asia Stocks Fall; Oil Surges, Yen Slips

Asian shares were mostly down after approaching a two-year high. Oil price remained upbeat while the yen weakened and crude extended yesterday’s surge. The Shanghai Composite Index headed for the biggest decline since December, while equities in Japan, South Korea and Singapore also fell. Australian shares rose as energy producers rallied. Crude approached $50 a […]

Asian Shares Inch up as Wall Street, Dollar Pare Losses

Asian markets mostly bounced back and US equities gained ground with dollar, following concerns over Trump policy delays. Investors shrug off political uncertainty and focus on positive economic data U.S. stocks finished lower, but the S&P 500 Index all but erased a loss of almost 1 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rebounded more […]

Asian Stocks Advance, Dollar Recovers

Asian stocks recorded gains with Wall Street and dollar steadied from a four-month low following concerns over Trump administration’s failure to proceed with crucial healthcare reforms. Japan and Australia led gains from Singapore to South Korea, as stock markets recovered from a brief tailspin after the failure of the U.S. health-care bill raised questions about […]

Dollar, S&P 500 Futures Decline as Healthcare Bill Gets Pulled

The dollar and U.S. equity futures accelerated Friday’s declines and gold climbed with bonds as investors shunned risk assets amid increased skepticism of U.S. President Donald Trump’s ability to implement his economic agenda. The yen strengthened, while benchmark gauges from Japan to Singapore fell with S&P 500 Index futures on the heels of last week’s […]

Yen Continues Downward Trend, Stocks Advance

Caution during U.S. trading hours abated in Asia as the yen weakened and stocks climbed. Japan’s Topix index recovered some of this week’s slide, as the yen dropped for the first time in nine days. U.S. stock futures gained after Republicans said the House was ready to vote on an amended health-care bill. The S&P […]

Asia Stocks Edge up as Yen Weakens With Gold

A global equities selloff that spurred the biggest drop in Japanese shares since Donald Trump’s election eased as demand for haven assets ebbed. The yen halted a seven-day rally and gold retreated. Japan’s Topix fluctuated while Australian and South Korean shares rose after the S&P 500 Index nudged higher. Treasury 10-year yields were steady after […]