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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 […]

Asia Stocks Rally Fades; Yen Gains

A rally that carried Asian stocks to record highs petered out and the dollar was little changed as investors turned their attention to U.S. tax reform ahead of a busy week with data on the health of the world’s biggest economies. An OPEC meeting will discuss extending supply cuts. Stocks fell as Chinese stocks resumed […]

China Stocks Sell-off Eases; Asian Shares Mixed

Asian stocks traded mixed with Japanese equities erasing losses as the yen declined, while a sudden sell-off that sent Chinese equities plunging on Thursday fizzled. The dollar was firmer as Treasury yields climbed. With U.S. markets closed and most American investors out for the Thanksgiving holiday, volumes remained lackluster in Asia as traders in Tokyo […]

China Stocks Plummet; Dollar Steady After Fed Hit

Chinese stocks fell sharply and shares in Hong Kong also declined after a recent surge that prompted government warnings about runaway prices. The dollar held onto losses after tumbling as the latest Federal Reserve meeting minutes suggested divisions over the future path for U.S. monetary policy. The Shanghai Composite Index was on track for its […]

Hong Kong Stocks Hit 10-year High After Wall Street Gains

Asian Stocks headed for a record close, buoyed by fresh all-time highs for U.S. equities with investors energized by the outlook for profits and tax reform. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index breached the 30,000 level to climb to the highest in a decade before slipping back. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index broke through its 2007 […]