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  • Global Markets: Nikkei hits 27-year high on strong dollar, Wall Street gains Sep 28, 2018 10:01 AM IST

    Global Markets: Nikkei hits 27-year high on strong dollar, Wall Street gains

    Japan's Nikkei stock index rose as high as 24,286.10 points, reaching its highest levels since November 1991, on renewed optimism about the global economy and hopes of a boost to exporters' earnings from a weaker yen. It was last up 1.5 percent.

  • Asia trades mixed after global markets rally on Xi comments Apr 11, 2018 08:40 AM IST

    Asia trades mixed after global markets rally on Xi comments

    In Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 slipped below the flat line to trade lower by 0.12 percent. Financials, oil producers and shippers gained, but declines were seen in consumer goods sectors.

  • Asian shares slip as the dollar firms; Nikkei falls more than 1% Feb 20, 2018 07:59 AM IST

    Asian shares slip as the dollar firms; Nikkei falls more than 1%

    Japan's Nikkei 225 lost 1.26 percent as financials, manufacturing and energy-related names traded in negative territory, while technology stocks traded mixed.

  • Asia trades higher; Nikkei up 1.1%, Kospi up 0.9% and ASX up 0.4% Feb 19, 2018 08:03 AM IST

    Asia trades higher; Nikkei up 1.1%, Kospi up 0.9% and ASX up 0.4%

    Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 1.13 percent in early trade, while the Topix index was up 1.2 percent. South Korea's Kospi index gained 0.87 percent.

  • Global sell-off continues into Asia with Japan and Hong Kong plunging Feb 06, 2018 12:26 PM IST

    Global sell-off continues into Asia with Japan and Hong Kong plunging

    Japan's Nikkei 225 was down 6.71 percent, or 1,522.70 points, as stocks across sectors pulled back. Automakers, financials and technology names were lower in the morning, with Toyota down 4.75 percent.

  • Asia shares skid as inflation shadow spooks bonds Feb 05, 2018 10:25 AM IST

    Asia shares skid as inflation shadow spooks bonds

    MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan shed 1.8 percent in the largest daily drop since late 2016.

  • Asia stocks edge back from record highs, Trump comments support dollar Jan 26, 2018 09:18 AM IST

    Asia stocks edge back from record highs, Trump comments support dollar

    MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was 0.3 percent lower at 607.77 after reaching a record high above 610 on Wednesday, weighed down after Wall Street shares stalled overnight.

  • Asian stocks record slight declines; investors focus on political developments Jan 22, 2018 07:57 AM IST

    Asian stocks record slight declines; investors focus on political developments

    Japan's Nikkei 225 hovered around the flat line in the early going. Automakers were mixed: Toyota declined 0.66 percent while Mitsubishi Motors tacked on 1.04 percent. Technology stocks traded mostly higher, with Sony rising 1.09 percent and SoftBank Group advancing 0.71 percent.

  • Most Asian markets carve out moderate gains despite softer US lead Jan 19, 2018 07:44 AM IST

    Most Asian markets carve out moderate gains despite softer US lead

    Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 0.22 percent in early trade. The index had touched a fresh 26-year high in the last session, but pulled back from that level later in the day.

  • Asia markets track Wall Street gains; euro slips Dec 22, 2017 07:52 AM IST

    Asia markets track Wall Street gains; euro slips

    Japan's Nikkei 225 hovered around the flat line, with automakers declining slightly in morning trade. Toyota lost 0.6 percent and Honda was lower by 0.67 percent.

  • Asia stocks subdued as US tax cuts batter bonds Dec 21, 2017 07:50 AM IST

    Asia stocks subdued as US tax cuts batter bonds

    MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dipped 0.1 percent in thin trade, while Australian stocks lost 0.3 percent.

  • Asian shares edge up, on track for weekly gain Dec 15, 2017 07:50 AM IST

    Asian shares edge up, on track for weekly gain

    MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.04 percent in early trade, poised to gain 1.2 percent for the week.

  • Nikkei leads move higher in Asia markets; China trade data due Dec 08, 2017 08:00 AM IST

    Nikkei leads move higher in Asia markets; China trade data due

    The Nikkei 225 advanced 1.12 percent, rebounding after recording a near 2 percent fall in the middle of the week. Also providing support for the increase was the softer yen, which traded above the 113 level to the dollar. Automakers, tech names and trading houses recorded gains.

  • Scandal-hit Mitsubishi Materials sees shares plunge Nov 24, 2017 12:19 PM IST

    Scandal-hit Mitsubishi Materials sees shares plunge

    Stock in the Nikkei-225-listed firm was down 330 yen (8.06 per cent) as the market neared the close on Friday, with the wider market fractionally in the green.

  • Asian stocks search for direction as dollar struggles after Fed minutes Nov 23, 2017 07:45 AM IST

    Asian stocks search for direction as dollar struggles after Fed minutes

    Down Under, the S&P/ASX 200 shed 0.07 percent. The energy and materials sub-indexes led gains in the broader market after commodity prices strengthened overnight. Those gains, however, were offset by losses in the utilities and consumer discretionary sub-indexes.

  • Asian shares flat, Nikkei aims for 17th straight gain Oct 25, 2017 07:45 AM IST

    Asian shares flat, Nikkei aims for 17th straight gain

    Japan's Nikkei stock index was up 0.5 percent in early trading, on track for an unprecedented 17th straight session of gains after the victory of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's coalition in Sunday's election raised investors' hopes of continued yen-weakening stimulus.

  • Asian shares hover near recent highs; China Congress eyed Oct 24, 2017 07:35 AM IST

    Asian shares hover near recent highs; China Congress eyed

    Investors are closely watching China and the 19th Communist Party Congress, which winds up on Tuesday and at which President Xi Jinping is expected to release the composition of the Standing Committee - the apex of power in the country.

  • Asia markets largely rise as dollar climbs against the yen after Abe election win Oct 23, 2017 07:44 AM IST

    Asia markets largely rise as dollar climbs against the yen after Abe election win

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition secured a two-thirds "super majority" after winning 312 out of 465 seats available at Sunday's election, Reuters said, citing local media. Abe's solid win at the polls points to a continuation of fiscal and hyper-easy monetary policies under his Abenomics program.

  • Asian shares edge higher, Fed chief speculation tempers appetite Oct 20, 2017 07:35 AM IST

    Asian shares edge higher, Fed chief speculation tempers appetite

    Shares in New Zealand slipped 0.1 percent, snapping 13 gaining sessions, after the nationalist New Zealand First Party agreed to form a new government with centre-left Labour Party following weeks of political negotiations.

  • Asia markets steady as investors keep an eye on China's Party Congress Oct 18, 2017 07:45 AM IST

    Asia markets steady as investors keep an eye on China's Party Congress

    The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was flat in early trade after posting gains for the 11th straight session on Tuesday. Most automakers recorded losses while tech stocks were mixed: Mitsubishi Motor was down 1.43 percent, Nissan slid 0.51 percent and SoftBank Group declined 0.32 percent.

  • Asia markets rise as investors await China inflation data Oct 16, 2017 07:53 AM IST

    Asia markets rise as investors await China inflation data

    Japan's Nikkei 225 climbed for a ninth straight day, with investors looking to extend gains after the benchmark index touched a fresh 21-year high in the last session. The index was up 0.7 percent.

  • Stocks in Asia subdued as investors await China trade data Oct 13, 2017 07:54 AM IST

    Stocks in Asia subdued as investors await China trade data

    Japan's Nikkei 225 was little changed, with the index sliding 0.04 percent a day after touching a 21-year high. Gains in retail names were offset by losses in blue-chip auto and tech stocks: Fast Retailing soared 3.53 percent, Toyota was off 0.71 percent and Softbank Group lost 0.45 percent.

  • Asia stocks down, dollar on defensive, gripped by risk aversion Sep 06, 2017 07:32 AM IST

    Asia stocks down, dollar on defensive, gripped by risk aversion

    MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dipped 0.15 percent.

  • Asia markets cautious following Korean Peninsula tensions Sep 05, 2017 07:44 AM IST

    Asia markets cautious following Korean Peninsula tensions

    South Korea's benchmark Kospi index made cautious gains, climbing 0.1 percent after closing lower by more than 1 percent in the previous session.

  • Asia mixed after Wall Street slides as investors focus on Jackson Hole; dollar firms Aug 25, 2017 07:59 AM IST

    Asia mixed after Wall Street slides as investors focus on Jackson Hole; dollar firms

    Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.35 percent, with gains in automakers, trading houses and financials driving the broader rise in the index. Across the Korean strait, the Kospi traded just below the flat line, falling 0.03 percent.

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