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Asian shares slip as new Hong Kong tensions rise

May 27, 2020 10:35 am

Hong Kong shares led declines among major regional indexes, with Hang Seng falling 0.46%, though it kept a bit of distance from a two-month low touched on Monday. MSCI's ex-Japan Asia-Pacific index lost 0.12%, with mainland Chinese shares down a similar amount.

Japan shares hit 10-week peak, S&P 500 tests 3,000

May 26, 2020 10:15 am

Japan's Nikkei led the way with a rise of 2% to its highest since early March when the economic impact of the coronavirus was just becoming clear. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 1.4%, while South Korea rose 1.1%.

Asian shares reverse early gains, eyes on China-US trade relations

May 25, 2020 10:04 am

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.1% after starting higher with China's blue-chip CSI300 index down 0.2%. Hong Kong's HSI index dived 1.4% to a two-month low after sinking 5.5% on Friday.

Asia shares temper rally, await China policy meeting

May 21, 2020 9:53 am

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up just 0.04%, having rallied around 3% so far this week. S&P 500 e-mini stock futures fell 0.66%.

Stocks adrift as vaccine rally falters

May 20, 2020 10:33 am

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat. The risk-sensitive Australian dollar retreated from an overnight two-month high and safe-haven demand drove US Treasury yields back under 0.7%.

Asia shares follow S&P 500 higher, oil and gold jump

May 18, 2020 10:28 am

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan still edged up 0.4%. Japan's Nikkei rose 0.6% and Chinese blue chips 0.3%.

Asian shares struggle as coronavirus strains US-China relations

May 15, 2020 10:11 am

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan were little changed, with gains in Australia offset by falls in Hong Kong. Japan's Nikkei dipped 0.3% while mainland Chinese shares also ticked lower.

Asian stocks drop as virus recovery begins to look distant

May 14, 2020 10:29 am

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 1%, while Japan's Nikkei fell about 0.7%. US stock futures fell 0.2%, after the S&P 500 index's worst two-day drop in nearly a month.

Global stocks fall on renewed virus fears, Powell speech in focus

May 13, 2020 10:51 am

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.4%. Shares in China, where the coronavirus first emerged late last year, fell 0.5%.

Asian stocks stumble on fears of second coronavirus wave, oil up

May 12, 2020 10:23 am

MSCI's broadest index of Asia Pacific shares outside of Japan stumbled more than 1%, snapping two straight sessions of gains. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was among the hardest hit, down 1.4% followed closely by Australia, off 1.3%.