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Asian Stocks Extend Declines; Dollar Steady

Asian Stocks Extend Declines; Dollar Steady Stocks in Asia pared gains as investors shrugged off Chinese economic data that showed a solid pace of growth last quarter. The dollar marked time after small gains earlier this week, and Treasury yields held above recent lows. Equity benchmarks in Tokyo rose, though they came off the day’s […]

China’s Xi Speech Keeps Investors Cautious

A sense of caution gripped markets as China’s President Xi Jinping spoke at the opening of the Communist Party Congress, with investors assessing the magnitude of recent gains in global equities. Asian equities were mixed, despite fresh records for U.S. stocks, while the dollar rally from the start of the week continued to peter out. […]

Asian Stocks to Gain as Fed Chair Talk Hits Bonds

Stocks in Asia paused near recent highs as concerns about North Korea reemerged, while Australian bonds fell with Treasuries as speculation climbed that the next head of the Federal Reserve will be more hawkish. Equity benchmarks fluctuated across Asia after the S&P 500 Index eked out a fresh record high. North Korea warned that a […]

Asian Stocks Gain Following U.S. Inflation Data

Stocks in Asia advanced with bonds after inflation data in the U.S. added to evidence that global growth is continuing steadily with limited price pressures in the American economy. Equity indexes climbed from Tokyo to Sydney with a gauge of Asian stocks trading at the highest level since 2007. Friday’s data bolstered the view that […]

Stocks, Dollar Buoyed by Economic Optimism

Equities in Asia followed their U.S. counterparts higher and the dollar retained gains after a slew of data and comments from Federal Reserve officials helped ratchet up bets that the U.S. economy is strong enough to withstand higher interest rates. Stocks in Japan and Australian climbed after the S&P 500 reached another all-time high, while […]

Aussie Drops after Poor Retail Sales Performance

A shock drop in Australian retail sales dragged the Aussie lower, one of the few moves in otherwise becalmed Asia-Pacific markets. Bonds, equities and the dollar were all steady after U.S. data did little to change views on the timing or pace for monetary tightening. The standout move in currency markets was the Australian dollar, […]