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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.


China seems to be moving towards market linked pricing of the Yuan: Shaktikanta Das

January 07, 2016 10:27 am

New Delhi, Jan 07 (ANI): Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das on Thursday said the new normal in global economy is uncertainty. He said that China seems to be moving towards market linked pricing of the Yuan. He also stated that YMF has accepted Yuan as a reserved currency. China devalued the Yuan in a move that rippled through global markets. As policy makers stepped up efforts to support exporters and boost the role of market pricing in Asia’s largest economy.