Spreadbetters see lower open for Europe. The gloom is seen keeping Europe on the defensive, with spreadbetters forecasting Britain's FTSE and Germany's DAX each to drop as much as 0.2 percent, and France's CAX to start 0.1 percent lower. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dropped 0.1 percent, with the downturn potentially limited by...» Read More
TOKYO, Oct 2- Asian stocks fell on Thursday, dragged lower after the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States spooked Wall Street overnight, while a bout of risk aversion pushed down yields and put the dollar's recent rally on pause. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dipped 0.2 percent, and Tokyo's Nikkei shed 1.3 percent.
*Hong Kong unrest saps risk appetite. LONDON, Oct 1- Stocks worldwide began the fourth quarter on a negative note on Wednesday, as lacklustre economic data and civil unrest in Hong Kong kept investors cautious before a European Central Bank meeting later this week. Federal Reserve on the one hand and the European Central Bank and Bank of Japan on the other.
*Hong Kong unrest saps risk appetite. LONDON, Oct 1- Stocks worldwide began the fourth quarter on a negative note on Wednesday, with investors wary of lacklustre economic data and keeping a cautious eye on civil unrest in Hong Kong. Sales warnings from British retailer J Sainsbury and French cable maker Nexans added to the gloom.
TOKYO, Oct 1- Asian shares slumped on Wednesday as continued civil unrest in Hong Kong and a downbeat day on Wall Street sapped confidence, while the dollar index was close to a four-year high after marking its best quarterly gain in six years.
TOKYO, Oct 1- Asian shares got off on the back foot on Wednesday as continued civil unrest in Hong Kong sapped confidence, while the dollar index was in sight of a four-year high after marking its best quarterly gain in six years.
NEW YORK— A suddenly stormy month on the stock market came to a quiet end on Tuesday. Ford Motor fell after cutting its profit forecast, while eBay jumped after announcing plans to spin off PayPal.
TOKYO, Sept 30- Japanese stocks fell to a one-week low on Tuesday as a one-two punch of weak economic data and a profit warning from Sumitomo Corp knocked out sentiment- but for the month the Nikkei posted its biggest gain since last November.
BANGKOK— Asian stocks were mostly lower Tuesday after Wall Street's losses overnight and pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, a major financial center, added to worries about political risk. Sydney's S&P ASX 200 gained 0.2 percent to 5,275.60 while Seoul, Taipei, Singapore and New Zealand declined.
TOKYO, Sept 30- Japanese government bond prices edged higher on Tuesday as geopolitical woes drove Tokyo stocks lower. Treasuries and downbeat Japanese economic data also supported JGBs. Tokyo's Nikkei shed 0.8 percent as civil unrest in Hong Kong weighed on global stock markets.
*HSBC manufacturing survey disappoints, but exports improve. SYDNEY, Sept 30- Asian markets were in hesitant mood on Tuesday as investors wondered what China's response would be to civil unrest in Hong Kong, while the U.S. dollar was on track to post its biggest monthly gain in well over a year.
*Economic data, Hong Kong unrest weigh. TOKYO, Sept 30- Japanese stocks fell on Tuesday morning as a one-two punch of weak economic data and a profit warning from Sumitomo Corp depressed sentiment. Investors were already on the back foot before the start of trading as pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong dented risk appetite in global markets.
SYDNEY, Sept 30- Asian markets were in hesitant mood on Tuesday as investors wondered what China's response would be to civil unrest in Hong Kong, while the U.S. dollar was on track to post its biggest monthly gain in well over a year.
TOKYO, Sept 29- Asian stocks stumbled to a four-month low on Monday as political unrest in Hong Kong rattled investors, while the U.S. dollar basked in the afterglow of data showing the world's biggest economy on a strong footing.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Asian stock markets were mixed Monday as pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and concern about China's economy offset good U.S. economic news. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index was up 0.4 percent to 16,290.73 points while China's Shanghai Composite rose 0.4 percent to 2,357.42.
TOKYO, Sept 29- The dollar hit a four-year peak against a basket of currencies in early Asian trade on Monday, bolstering Japanese shares, but other Asian shares shrugged off Friday's Wall Street rebound in the face of political unrest in Hong Kong. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dropped 0.4 percent, hitting a 20- week low.
NEW YORK, Sept 26- U.S. stock index futures were inching higher on Friday after major indexes suffered their biggest drop since July, ahead of data on economic growth and consumer optimism. *Later in the session at 9:55 a.m., investors will eye the Thomson Reuters/ University of Michigan's final September reading on consumer sentiment.
LONDON, Sept 26- European shares slipped to a new one-month low on Friday, with a sharp sell-off in U.S. and Asian stocks prompting investors to trim their trading positions on the last business day of the week. Major U.S. indexes fell 1.5 to 1.9 percent, while Japan's Nikkei fell 0.9 percent.
*Apple's fall leads Wall Street to sharp drop, weighing on Asia. TOKYO, Sept 26- Asian shares were poised to end the week on a sour note on Friday after a steep drop on Wall Street, while the dollar steadied close to multi-year highs.
TOKYO, Sept 26- Japanese stocks dropped on Friday as steep falls on Wall Street depressed risk appetite, though it recovered from session lows as the government reiterated its commitment to reform the nation's pension fund. The Nikkei share average ended 0.9 percent lower to 16,229.86, but was off a one-week trough hit in the morning.
*Fanuc soars to life-time high on strong outlook. TOKYO, Sept 26- Japanese stocks dropped to a one-week low on Friday morning as steep falls on Wall Street depressed risk-appetite, though Fanuc Corp soared to a life-time high after it raised its full-year earnings forecast.