Asian markets rise as Trump, Kim set to meet


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 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 →

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 →