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  • Asian stocks slip as investors eye central bank hikes Jan 31, 2023 07:53 AM IST

    Asian stocks slip as investors eye central bank hikes

    Investors broadly expect the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates by 25 basis points (bps) on Wednesday. Rate announcements are due on Thursday from both the Bank of England and the European Central Bank - and both are expected to hike rates by 50 bps.

  • Asia shares welcome China back, ready for rate hikes Jan 30, 2023 06:07 AM IST

    Asia shares welcome China back, ready for rate hikes

    Earnings from a who's who of tech giants will also test the mettle of Wall Street bulls, who are looking to propel the Nasdaq to its best January since 2001.

  • Asian shares at 9-month high after resilient US economic data Jan 27, 2023 07:36 AM IST

    Asian shares at 9-month high after resilient US economic data

    MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.53% to almost nine-month highs of 561.99. The index, which fell nearly 20% last year, is up about 11% in the month and is on course for its best ever January performance. Japan's Nikkei rose 0.20%.

  • Shares in Asia hit fresh 7-month high, US GDP data awaited Jan 26, 2023 08:52 AM IST

    Shares in Asia hit fresh 7-month high, US GDP data awaited

    MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan climbed 0.9% to 557.65 and was set for its fifth straight day of gains.

  • Asian stocks edge up, dollar sags as markets mull Fed risks Jan 20, 2023 10:02 AM IST

    Asian stocks edge up, dollar sags as markets mull Fed risks

    U.S. Treasury yields remained elevated in Tokyo after bouncing off four-month lows overnight. Japanese government bond yields stayed depressed, two days after the Bank of Japan defied investor pressure to loosen yield curve controls further.

  • Recessions risks knock Asian stocks, speculators drawn back to yen Jan 19, 2023 08:08 AM IST

    Recessions risks knock Asian stocks, speculators drawn back to yen

    MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.8% and benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury yields, which fall when prices rise, hit their lowest since September at 3.66%. U.S. crude futures fell 1%.

  • Asia shares slip on weak China economic data Jan 17, 2023 07:25 AM IST

    Asia shares slip on weak China economic data

    China's economy hit a bump in the fourth quarter, growing by 2.9% year-on-year, National Bureau of Statistics data showed on Tuesday, beating expectations but still underlining the toll exacted by a stringent "zero-COVID" policy.

  • Asian shares inch higher, BOJ battles bond bears Jan 16, 2023 06:05 AM IST

    Asian shares inch higher, BOJ battles bond bears

    There were even rumours the BOJ might hold an emergency meeting on Monday as it struggles to defend its new yield ceiling in the face of massive selling.

  • Asia stocks hit 7-month high on China and CPI bets Jan 12, 2023 07:35 AM IST

    Asia stocks hit 7-month high on China and CPI bets

    Following gains for Wall Street indexes overnight, MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.5% and touched an almost seven-month high.

  • Asian shares subdued, dollar steady, focus on US CPI data Jan 11, 2023 08:02 AM IST

    Asian shares subdued, dollar steady, focus on US CPI data

    MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was 0.28% higher, while Japan's Nikkei gained 1%. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 index rose 0.80%.

  • Asia shares dip on hawkish Fed remarks; commodities rise on China reopening Jan 10, 2023 09:32 AM IST

    Asia shares dip on hawkish Fed remarks; commodities rise on China reopening

    MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.02% in early trade.

  • Asia shares rise on US rate bets, China reopening Jan 09, 2023 06:23 AM IST

    Asia shares rise on US rate bets, China reopening

    MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 1.5% to a five-month top, with South Korean shares gaining 2.1%.

  • Details of Tesla price cuts in China, other Asian markets Jan 06, 2023 02:56 PM IST

    Details of Tesla price cuts in China, other Asian markets

    Following are details of the price cuts

  • Asian stocks edge up before US jobs data, defying Wall Street selloff Jan 06, 2023 08:13 AM IST

    Asian stocks edge up before US jobs data, defying Wall Street selloff

    Japan's Nikkei rose 0.39%, while South Korea's Kospi jumped 0.77%. Australia's stock benchmark was 0.56% higher.

  • Asia stocks hit 4-month high on reopening of Chinese economy Jan 05, 2023 09:17 AM IST

    Asia stocks hit 4-month high on reopening of Chinese economy

    MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 1% to touch a four-month high in morning trade. Japan's Nikkei bounced off a three-month low.

  • Asian equities rise, dollar sways as focus firmly on Fed minutes Jan 04, 2023 08:04 AM IST

    Asian equities rise, dollar sways as focus firmly on Fed minutes

    MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.91%, set for a third straight day of gains for the year. The index fell 20% in 2022. Japan's Nikkei lost 1.12% in early trade, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 index rose 1.28%.

  • Asia shares skid on China woes, yen hits 6-month high Jan 03, 2023 07:48 AM IST

    Asia shares skid on China woes, yen hits 6-month high

    MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell another 1.3%, having lost a fifth of its value last year.

  • Asian shares skid as COVID surge in China unsettles investors Dec 29, 2022 10:05 AM IST

    Asian shares skid as COVID surge in China unsettles investors

    MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 1.06%, and was set for a third straight week of losses.

  • Asian shares slip as investors gauge China reopening policy Dec 28, 2022 08:18 AM IST

    Asian shares slip as investors gauge China reopening policy

    MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slid 0.13%, snapping a two-day winning streak and looking set to end the last month of the year in the red.

  • Asian shares slide as fears over hawkish Fed mount Dec 23, 2022 09:12 AM IST

    Asian shares slide as fears over hawkish Fed mount

    MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slid 0.69%, snapping a two-day winning streak. Wall Street's major averages closed lower on Thursday with the technology-heavy Nasdaq dropping 2%.

  • Asia shares join Wall Street bounce, yen keeps climbing Dec 22, 2022 07:53 AM IST

    Asia shares join Wall Street bounce, yen keeps climbing

    In a surprise, U.S. consumer confidence rose to an eight-month high in December as the labour market remained strong. Inflation expectations fell to 6.7%, the lowest since September 2021, courtesy of falling gas prices.

  • Asian markets mostly weaker as investors question China reopening Dec 20, 2022 07:36 AM IST

    Asian markets mostly weaker as investors question China reopening

    MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.2% after U.S. stocks ended the previous session lower. The index is down 0.1% so far this month.

  • Asia stocks slide toward weekly loss as central banks plough on with rate hikes Dec 16, 2022 09:21 AM IST

    Asia stocks slide toward weekly loss as central banks plough on with rate hikes

    Interest rates went up in Europe, Britain, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, Mexico and Taiwan on Thursday, following a U.S. rate hike on Wednesday and central bankers' vows to keep on raising rates until inflation is tamed had markets worried about a potential recession.

  • Asian stocks sag with dollar as hawkish Fed spurs recession fears Dec 15, 2022 08:45 AM IST

    Asian stocks sag with dollar as hawkish Fed spurs recession fears

    U.S. Treasury yields remained depressed and the curve deeply inverted as traders continued to fret that tighter policy will trigger a recession. The U.S. dollar languished near a six-month low against major peers.

  • Asian stocks welcome US inflation relief, but wary of Fed Dec 14, 2022 08:29 AM IST

    Asian stocks welcome US inflation relief, but wary of Fed

    Nervousness about policymakers' next moves, though, kept the mood in check ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting later in the day and central bank meetings in Britain and Europe on Thursday. Investors are also turning watchful on China's reopening.