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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.

Asian shares look to China for recovery lead, earnings in focus

January 19, 2021 9:35 am

Asian stock markets: MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan firmed 0.98%, to be a whisker from record highs. Japan's Nikkei bounced 1.5%, recovering all the losses suffered on Monday when caution had dominated markets.

Asian shares mostly lower, China gains on GDP rebound

January 18, 2021 10:28 am

Asian share market today: The Hang Seng in Hong Kong gained 0.5% to 28,712.79 while the Shanghai Composite index climbed 0.7% to 3,591.33. But gloom prevailed in other major regional markets. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 dropped 1.1% to 28,211.78 and the Kospi in South Korea lost 0.7% to 3,034.13.

Asia shares edge higher as Biden unveils $1.9 trillion US stimulus plan

January 15, 2021 9:59 am

Asian markets today: MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.1% around midday in Asia, just off a record high. Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.32%, while Australia's ASX 200 rose 0.17%.

Bonds dip, Nikkei charges higher as stimulus hopes stoke gains

January 14, 2021 11:48 am

Global market update: Japan's Nikkei rose 1.4% to its highest point since August 1990. It is up more than 8% in three weeks. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was steady and just a whisker short of Monday's all-time high.

Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street rebounds from uncertainty

January 13, 2021 11:32 am

Tokyo, Australia and South Korea advanced while Shanghai was off by 0.1%. Hong Kong swung between gains and losses. On Wall Street, the benchmark S&P 500 index gained less than 0.1%, recovering from the previous day's decline.

Global stocks pause for breath as bond selloff extends

January 12, 2021 10:38 am

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.3% after touching an all-time high on Monday, led by a 1.6% drop in South Korea as investors took some profit from a soaring Kospi.