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Asian markets


Global shares hit new peak, oil up on Middle East tensions

February 15, 2021 2:51 pm

World market: With China and Hong Kong markets closed for the Lunar New Year holiday, Japan's Nikkei led the way, climbing 1.9% to reclaim the 30,000-point level for the first time in more than three decades.

Asia stocks hold at highs, sustained by bottomless stimulus

February 11, 2021 11:33 am

Asian markets today: MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.1%, having already climbed for four sessions to be up over 10% so far this year. Japan's Nikkei was shut after ending at a 30-year peak on Wednesday, while Australia's main index held near an 11-month top.

Asian stocks higher after Wall Street rises to new record

February 09, 2021 11:18 am

The Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.7% to 3,558.63 and the Nikkei 225 in Tokyo rose 0.4% to 29,497.51. The Hang Seng in Hong Kong was off under 0.1% at 29,312.65. The Kospi in Seoul advanced 0.6% to 3,110.81 and Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 shed 0.5% to 6,846.00. New Zealand retreated while Singapore and Jakarta advanced.

Asian shares rise as optimism grows over global recovery

February 08, 2021 11:39 am

Japan's Nikkei 225 surged 2.1% in morning trading to 29,378.18. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.8% to 6,897.80. South Korea's Kospi shed nearly 0.4% to 3,109.14. Hong Kong's Hang Seng jumped nearly 1.0% to 29,575.61, while the Shanghai Composite picked up 0.8% to 3,525.58.

Asian stocks ease on China liquidity worries, stimulus hopes lift US bond yields

February 04, 2021 11:50 am

MSCI's ex-Japan Asian-Pacific index fell 0.2% while Japan's Nikkei lost 0.4%, both snapping a three-day winning streak.

Asian stocks follow Wall Street up, silver eases off high

February 02, 2021 10:46 am

The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.5% to 3,523.71 while the Nikkei 225 in Tokyo added 1% to 28,376.20. The Hang Seng in Hong Kong advanced 1.9% to 29,453.37.

Asian shares rise as US stimulus plans offset virus woes

January 25, 2021 10:08 am

Asian markets today: MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose slightly to 721.96 and just a short distance away from last week's record high of 727.31.

Asian markets step back from stimulus-driven record highs

January 22, 2021 10:05 am

MSCI's broadest gauge of Asia Pacific stocks outside of Japan was off 0.2% at 722.49 points, a whisker away from its all-time high of 727.31 touched on Thursday.

Asian stocks at record highs as Biden inauguration lifts stimulus hopes

January 21, 2021 10:54 am

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan touched record highs and was last up 0.85%, with markets across the region posting gains.

Japan shares fall on pandemic worries as rest of Asia rises

January 20, 2021 10:55 am

Asian markets today: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost early gains to slip 0.4% in morning trading to 28,515.21. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 added 0.6% to 6,783.20, while South Korea's Kospi edged up 0.5% to 3,109.21. Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.9% to 29,921.79, while the Shanghai Composite rose nearly 0.4% to 3,579.93.