Asian markets advance as more records fall on Wall Street

2019-12-27

Asian markets mostly gained in early trading Friday, after yet more record highs on Wall Street. Japan’s Nikkei NIK, -0.36%   was about flat, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index HSI, +1.21%   gained 1.2%. The Shanghai Composite SHCOMP, -0.08%   advanced 0.7% while the Shenzhen Composite 399106, -0.67%  Read More →

Asian markets flat in quiet Christmas trading

2019-12-24

Asian markets were little changed in light holiday trading Wednesday, with many major global markets closed for Christmas. Japan’s Nikkei NIK, -0.20%   slipped 0.2%, while the Shanghai Composite SHCOMP, -0.28%   was about flat and the smaller-cap Shenzhen Composite 399106, +0.00%   rose 0.4%. Taiwan’s Taiex Y9999, +0.27%  Read More →

Asian markets quiet after latest Wall Street records

2019-12-23

Asian markets were mixed in quiet trading Tuesday, following another record day on Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.34%   and S&P 500 SPX, +0.09%   closed at record highs for a third consecutive day, while the Nasdaq Composite COMP, +0.23%   notched a record ninth-straight recordRead More →

Asian markets gain after record highs on Wall Street

2019-12-16

Asian shares rose Tuesday following a rally on Wall Street that sent the major indexes to record highs, cheered by surprisingly strong economic reports out of China. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 NIK, +0.48%   added 0.5% in early trading. South Korea’s Kospi 180721, +1.01%   gained 1.1%. Hong Kong’s HangRead More →

Asian markets little changed despite U.S.-China trade deal

2019-12-15

Asian markets were muted in early trading Monday despite Friday’s news that the U.S. and China have agreed on a “phase one” trade deal. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said Sunday that the deal “is totally done, absolutely,” adding that China committed to buy $40 billion of American farm productsRead More →

Asian markets inch up ahead of U.S. jobs report

2019-12-06

Asian markets gained in early trading Friday after a senior Chinese official said negotiations for a phase-one trade deal with the U.S. are progressing. Gao Feng, China’s minister of commerce, said Thursday that negotiators are in “close communication” and offered reassurances despite recent tensions. However, he also emphasized that ChinaRead More →

Asian markets mixed on new optimism for U.S.-China trade deal

2019-11-25

Asian shares were mixed after an upbeat start Tuesday on optimism over U.S.-China trade talks, prompted by Beijing’s new guidelines for the protection of patents and copyrights. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 NIK, +0.35%   advanced 0.6% in morning trading. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 XJO, +0.83%   gained 0.7%. South Korea’s KospiRead More →