Asian markets mostly gain ahead of central bank meetings


Asian markets mostly gained in muted early trading Tuesday, as investors awaited key central bank meetings later this week. Japan’s Nikkei NIK, -0.72%   slipped 0.2% while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index HSI, +1.19%   rose 0.7%. The Shanghai Composite SHCOMP, +0.09%   inched up 0.1%, about the same asRead More →

Asian markets fall, led by Hang Seng’s slide


Asian markets fell in early trading Thursday, following losses on Wall Street and turmoil in Hong Kong. Stocks fell sharply in Hong Kong after protesters and police clashed throughout the previous day and night. At least 79 people were injured, Hong Kong officials said. Demonstrators were protesting a potential newRead More →

Asian markets rally on encouraging trade developments


Asian markets gained in early trading Monday after the U.S. removed the threat of tariffs against Mexican imports on Friday and China released better-than-expected trade data for May. Investors also appeared encouraged by a vow from G-20 finance officials Sunday to protect global trade despite rising tensions. Japan’s Nikkei NIK,Read More →