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China Stocks Gain, Dollar Declines

China’s equities led gains as property stocks soared and a gauge of the nation’s manufacturing strength beat expectations. The dollar slid following its worst year in more than a decade, while gold advanced. An index of Chinese H shares headed for a 2 1/2-year high in Hong Kong, while the Hang Seng Index and stocks […]

Bond Yields Set for Weekly Advance, Euro Dips

Benchmark bond yields are headed for the biggest weekly advance since September as investors contemplate prospects for continued economic growth and reduced central bank stimulus. Asian stocks advanced after U.S. benchmarks closed higher, with Japan’s Topix index heading for its biggest weekly rise in two months amid thin trading. The euro dropped after Catalan separatist […]

Asian Shares Buoyant after NFP Report

Stocks in Asia advanced, though volumes were subdued, after U.S. labour market figures lifted optimism on global growth, propelling Wall Street to fresh record highs. The dollar declined. The Nikkei 225 Stock Average reclaimed a 26-year high as Tokyo shares closed firmer after fluctuating early in the session. Stocks also gained in Hong Kong and […]

Asia Stocks Trading Mixed, Aussie Dollar Weakens

Asian equities were mixed, with stocks rising in Japan, Hong Kong and Australia and falling in China and South Korea. The Australian dollar declined after another disappointing set of economic data. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 Stock Average recovered most of its worst slide in nine months after U.S. stocks steadied. The MSCI Asia Pacific […]

Dollar Advances on Tax Cuts as Stocks Mixed

The dollar, yields and U.S. equity-index futures rallied after Senate passage of tax-cut legislation drew focus away from events in the continuing investigation into connections between Donald Trump’s aides and Russia. Asian stocks outside of Japan climbed. The greenback recovered some of Friday’s losses, and Treasuries paced gains in yields in Asia on Monday. Equity […]

Asian Stocks Fluctuate as U.S. Tax Bill Awaited

Asian stocks were mixed at the start of the last month of 2017 and S&P 500 Index futures declined as the U.S. tax bill encountered stumbling blocks. The dollar headed for its first weekly gain in four weeks ahead of the tax vote. Japanese shares trimmed an advance that briefly helped the Nikkei 225 Stock […]