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Asian Stocks Mixed as Oil Edges up

Asian equities are ending the week on a tepid note, with oil remaining below $43 a barrel, after a series of Federal Reserve speakers did little to alter projections for the path of U.S. interest-rate increases. Chinese companies trading in Hong Kong advanced while stocks in Japan fluctuated within a narrow range. Chinese equities remain […]

Yen Strengthens Amid Oil Rout; Asia Stocks Climb

The yen strengthened and gold rose for a second day as oil languished in a bear market. Asian stocks advanced as equities in Australia rebounded and China extended gains. West Texas Intermediate crude fluctuated amid speculation that rising U.S. output will blunt OPEC-led efforts to trim a global glut. Technology companies continued to recover from […]

Oil Slump Hits Stocks; MSCI China Impact Is Muted

Asian shares retreated and the yen strengthened as crude oil tumbled into a bear market on concern a global supply glut will persist. Shanghai equities were muted after MSCI Inc. added China’s domestic stocks to its emerging-markets index. Australia’s benchmark stocks index led losses in the region, with the country’s energy shares falling more than […]

Asia Stocks Surge as Yen Weakens, Tech Shares Advance

Asian stocks advanced as technology shares continued a rebound and hawkish comments from a Federal Reserve official allayed concerns about the strength of the world’s largest economy. The dollar held gains as the yen weakened. Japanese shares climbed to the highest since August 2015. Samsung Electronics Co. led tech shares for a second day, after […]

Asian Stocks Advance as Yen Declines, China Shares Rally

Stocks in Asia rose, with a weaker yen supporting Japanese equities and Hong Kong shares rallying following back-to-back weekly declines in the MSCI Asia Pacific Index. Shares in Shanghai and Hong Kong jumped before a decision Tuesday on whether MSCI Inc. will include China shares in global indexes. The yen slumped against all its major […]

Asia Stocks Mixed, Japan Shares Up on Weaker Yen

Asian stocks were mixed, with shares in Japan advancing as the yen extended the biggest drop since January. Treasuries fell and gold retreated a third day as traders digested the more hawkish tone struck by the Federal Reserve. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index was little changed after the worst drop in almost three months on […]