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Asia Stocks Slip as Material Shares Slump; Dollar Mixed

Investors adopted a cautious tone at the end of a positive week for Asian stocks. Raw-materials shares slumped, while gold headed for a fourth weekly increase. The dollar was mixed against major currencies after weakening Thursday on Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s statement that fiscal stimulus effects on the economy this year may be limited. Hong […]

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Most Asia Stocks Fall After Fed Minutes; Oil Gains

Most Asian equities fell, following declines in U.S. stocks after minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting showed officials confident they can raise rates gradually. Oil rallied. Stocks in Hong Kong led declines in Asia after the S&P 500 index slipped from an all-time high. Japan’s Topix pared earlier losses, while the Bloomberg Dollar Spot […]


Asia Stocks Gain as Wall Street Extends Rally, Dollar Declines

Asian stocks rose as markets from Hong Kong to Singapore followed a rally in the U.S. The dollar pared earlier declines against the yen while oil rose for a fourth day. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index climbed to the highest level since July 2015, with Chinese shares traded in Hong Kong resuming a rally. The […]


Dollar Rises With Asia Stocks; Gold Drops

Dollar bulls were handed the baton after a Federal Reserve policy maker reinforced the chances for a U.S. interest-rate increase as soon as next month. South Korea led stocks higher in Asia and iron ore surged. The U.S. currency advanced against most of its major peers after Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker said a March […]


Asia Shares Gain as Yen Declines, Eyes on Unilever

Asian stocks rose, as Tokyo shares erased morning losses after the yen weakened and Hong Kong equities resumed a rally. Deals remained in focus after Kraft Heinz Co. withdrew its $143 billion bid for Unilever. Japan’s Topix climbed as the yen halted a three-day advance following comments by a Federal Reserve official. Chinese shares traded […]


Asian Stocks Ease; Oil Gains on Output Cut Hopes

Investors continued to step away from Asian equities at the end of the week even as a global pullback in other reflation trades eased. Equities from Sydney to Tokyo fell, while China stocks traded in Hong Kong pared a weekly gain. Treasuries resumed losses after rising for the first time in six days on Thursday, […]