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Stock markets in Asia finished mostly lower. after shares on Wall Street snapped a six-day winning streak. China markets, however, managed to buck the uptrend.
Asia's key indexes failed to hang on to the morning's modest gains and closed lower, as Tokyo, Sydney and Seoul slipped into the red. Markets had earlier tracked Wall Street, after the Dow Jones Industrials closed higher for the sixth straight session.
Asian stock markets made modest gains on Wednesday, as investors shrugged off the rocky session on Wall Street overnight and focused instead on strong data out of China, which showed factory output jumping to a 19-month high in October.
Asian shares finished higher on Tuesday, following a rally on Wall Street which saw U.S. indices finishing at their highest levels in more than a year.
Asian markets chalked up gains on Monday, led by Sydney's 1.8 percent advance. However, investors remained concern over the state of the U.S. economy after the mixed jobs report released on Friday.
Asia's key indexes rebounded Friday from losses in the previous session, after strong U.S. jobs data reinforced hopes the economy is recovering.
Investors should put their cash to work and focus on leading economic indicators, and not lagging indicators such as the unemployment rate, advised Daphne Roth, head of equity research at ABN AMRO Private Banking.
Look to invest in hot growth spots in Asia such as China's oil refiners and wind power firms, as the region's economy will see a stronger recovery compared to the rest of the world, said Philip Niem, head of Asia discretionary portfolio management at Barclays.
The Australian market is at fair value and will see a short market correction, but will recover quickly and rise by the year’s end, according to Angus Geddes, CEO of Fat Prophets.
Australia's rate hike may not signal a stampede to raise rates. But smaller central banks could be tempted to tighten sooner rather than later.
Lucinda Chan, divisional director at Macquarie Private Wealth is adding stocks to her portfolio, in particular those that will ride the upturn in more developed economies such as the U.S. and the UK.
China and Australia struck a $41 billion agreement to provide China with liquefied natural gas (LNG) Tuesday, and the deal is an example how China is grabbing up energy at cheap prices at a time when it is one of the few countries investing in resources, experts told CNBC Asia.
When a sell-off develops there is a surprising lack of support from investors in miner BHP Billiton.
The firestorm caused by Rio Tinto pulling out of its deal with Chinalco, resulting from the partnership with once bitter rival, BHP Billiton, has the makings of a soap drama. It's enthralling viewing, but many observers are missing the vital sub-plot which leads to the surprise ending.
Since three state owned Chinese companies said they would buy stakes in Australia’s storied mining industry totaling $22 billion — as much as China’s entire investment here in the last three years — some of this nation’s 21.3 million people have reacted with aggrieved nationalism.
There's money to be made in the pound sterling/US dollar cross says one analyst. Terrance Lee, assistant manager at PhillipCapital, calls this the 'monster pair'.
Asian stocks edged up Monday, holding near a six-month peak struck last week and withstanding an early bout of profit-taking as investors eyed a slew of corporate earnings reports around the world this week.
Can’t stomach the violent swings in the equity markets? One analyst recommends switching out to currencies, especially the Australian dollar. There's money to be made there.