Asian markets mostly rise after U.S. shutdown ends


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 →

Asian markets rise, riding tech stocks’ wave


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 →

Asian markets flat as Japan reports weak export data


Asian markets were flat in subdued trading Wednesday as Japan reported weak export data and news surfaced of possible hiccups in China-U.S. trade talks. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index NIK, -0.14%   was less than 0.1% higher and South Korea’s Kospi SEU, +0.47%  rose 0.3%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng HSI, +0.00%Read More →

Asian markets slip on global growth worries


Asian markets were lower on Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund trimmed its global outlook for 2019 and 2020. The downgrade came after China said its economy grew at the slowest pace in 30 years in the last quarter of 2018. Wall Street was closed for a holiday on Monday.Read More →

Fed restraint, trade hopes bolster Asian markets


Asian markets were mostly higher on Friday as investors cheered a more restrained Federal Reserve and U.S.-China trade talks. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index NIK, +0.97%   advanced 0.7% and South Korea’s Kospi SEU, +0.55%   was 0.4% higher. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng HSI, +0.39%   rose 0.1%. The Shanghai CompositeRead More →

Hong Kong stocks rise in abbreviated Asian trading day


Stocks in Hong Kong rose more than 1% in an abbreviated trading session Monday, as investors were encouraged by signs that the U.S. and China are working toward a trade deal. Most Asian stock markets, including Japan’s Nikkei, Korea’s Kospi and mainland China indexes, were closed ahead of the NewRead More →