May 02, 2016 at 13:18 | Source: CNBC
The Nikkei 225 closed down 518.67 points, or 3.11 percent, at 16,147.38, after initially tumbling as much as 4.14 percent in early trade. On Thursday, the benchmark index shed 3.61 percent, after the Bank of Japan surprised markets by standing pat on its monetary policy.
May 02, 2016 at 10:26 | Source: Reuters
Adding to the subdued sentiment, a survey released on Sunday showed that activity in China's manufacturing sector expanded for the second month in a row in April but only marginally, raising doubts about the sustainability of a recent pick-up in the economy.
Apr 29, 2016 at 08:01 | Source: CNBC
Australia's ASX 200 was down 0.21 percent after the open, with declines in the heavily-weighted financials sub-index and the materials sub-index. In South Korea, the Kospi was down 0.37 percent.
Apr 28, 2016 at 11:35 | Source: CNBC
The benchmark Nikkei 225 was down 3.24 percent, compared to a 1.41 percent gain before the decision. The Topix index fell 2.15 percent.
Apr 28, 2016 at 08:10 | Source: CNBC
In Japan, the Nikkei 225 advanced 1.03 percent, while across the Korean Strait, the Kospi wavered between positive and negative territory before trading down 0.19 percent.
Apr 15, 2016 at 08:41 | Source: Reuters
Japan's Nikkei was down 0.3 percent, while Australian shared edged up 0.4 percent. Other modest gainers included Malaysian and Indonesian stocks.
Apr 15, 2016 at 08:27 | Source: Reuters
Bank of America Corp shares rose 2.5 percent, giving the biggest boost to the S&P 500, after the No. 2 US bank by assets reported a slide in quarterly profit in line with expectations. Wells Fargo shares slipped 0.5 percent after the bank's quarterly report.
Apr 13, 2016 at 07:49 | Source: CNBC
Australia's ASX 200 was up 1.18 percent in early trade, boosted by advances in the heavily-weighted financials subindex, up 1.07 percent. The energy and materials subindexes were also up 2.81 and 2.76 percent respectively.
Apr 11, 2016 at 07:45 | Source: CNBC
Australia's ASX 200 was off 0.25 percent, weighed by a 0.48 percent decline in the heavily-weighted financials subindex. The energy subindex advanced 1.51 percent, while the materials subindex was up 0.63 percent.
Apr 08, 2016 at 07:55 | Source: Reuters
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.5 percent while Japan's Nikkei dropped 1.4 percent to near-two-month lows, with financials coming under pressure.