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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 […]

Asia Stocks Mixed as North Korea Missile Offsets U.S. Rally

Asian stocks were mixed as Chinese shares swung between gains and losses and a North Korean missile test overshadowed a surge in U.S. equities. The dollar was steady as U.S. tax cuts inched closer to reality. Shares in Tokyo ended higher with bank and insurers underpinning gains, and the S&P 500 Index jumped 1 percent […]

Asian Shares Decline; Oil, Metals Resume Downward Trend

Declines in energy and mining stocks led Asian shares lower after oil and metal prices extended a drop, and Chinese equities’ losses deepened. The dollar was steady amid uncertainty over the U.S. tax bill. Chinese shares traded in Hong Kong fell amid concerns Chinese regulators will limit the flow of mainland funds into the city’s […]