Asian markets mixed amid global geopolitical uncertainty

2019-02-27

Asian stocks were mixed in early trading Thursday as investors remained cautious amid a spate of worldwide geopolitical concerns, including President Donald Trump’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, U.S.-China trade talks, testimony by former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, Brexit and conflict between India and Pakistan. Japan’s NikkeiRead More →

Asian markets rise as Trump, Kim set to meet

2019-02-27

Asian shares were higher in muted trading Wednesday as investors awaited the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 NIK, +0.50%   added 0.5% in early trading. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 XJO, +0.36%   gained 0.3% and South Korea’sRead More →

Asian markets pull back, following Wall Street’s lead

2019-02-21

Asian shares were mostly lower Friday after a slide on Wall Street as investors nervously watched the U.S.-China trade talks in Washington. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 NIK, -0.27%   slipped 0.3% in morning trading. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 XJO, +0.43%   gained 0.4% while South Korea’s Kospi SEU, -0.30%   fellRead More →

Asian markets fall as uncertainty grows

2019-02-14

Asian shares were broadly lower on Friday, tracking a weak Wall Street session as traders awaited the conclusion of U.S.-China talks in Beijing. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 NIK, -1.25%   retreated 1.2% and the Kospi SEU, -1.59%   in South Korea tumbled 1.6%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng HSI, -1.84%  Read More →

Asian markets mostly rise after U.S. shutdown ends

2019-01-27

Shares rose in Asia on Monday after President Donald Trump temporarily re-opened the U.S. government. Japan was the main regional outlier, as the Nikkei 225 index NIK, -0.60%   lost 0.4% with uncertainty over China-U.S. trade talks bringing a lull in buying sentiment. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index HSI, -0.14%Read More →

U.S. ingredients giant Ingredion is hungry for deals

2019-01-25

Lina Saigol Getty Images Ingredion is on the hunt for acquisitions in Europe and Asia-Pacific as the maker of sugar substitute stevia and other ingredients looks to capitalize on rising consumer demand for healthy and natural products. “We are always looking for any opportunity that will create shareholder value,” JimRead More →

Asian markets rise, riding tech stocks’ wave

2019-01-24

Asian shares were mostly higher Friday after a moderate rise on Wall Street. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 NIK, +1.05%   rose 1%. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 XJO, +0.68%   added 0.7% in early trading, while South Korea’s Kospi SEU, +1.44%   was up 0.9%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng HSI, +1.39%  Read More →