Asian equities recovered modestly on Tuesday, from an acute selloff seen in the previous session fueled by brewing instability in Ukraine.» Read More
Asian shares were mostly higher Friday, but gains were capped by uncertainty over the stability of emerging markets and the possibility of a military strike against Syria despite indications a delay might be in the offing.
Economic growth data from India and the Philippines, as well as trade data from Thailand, are to be in focus this week as investors assess outlook for Asia's emerging markets.
China's benchmark index reversed course for a second time on Friday to close down 0.6 percent following an earlier spike of 5.6 percent that propelled the index to two-and-a-half-month highs.
Asian equity markets ended at session highs on Tuesday with Japan's benchmark index leading gains by 2.6 percent as the yen weakened on news of corporate tax cuts.
Lachlan Colquhoun, Head of Markets Analysis at East & Partners, talks about his outlook on the Australian banking sector.
The outlook for gold is looking increasingly bearish, according ANZ, which says the recent sharp declines open the risk of much sharper corrections.
Mark Todd, Director, Fixed Income Sales at Fixed Income Investment Group talks to Cash Flow on how to play the bond market, and gives us his top bond picks.
Japan's benchmark Nikkei index extended its correction to hit a new six-week low on Monday as worries of a slowdown in China returned to the spotlight and a sharp sell-off on Wall Street late last week curbed risk appetite.
Japan's stock market finished Thursday's session 7 percent lower, in a hugely volatile session which saw the Nikkei gain 2 percent in early trade only to dive to a one-week low late in the session.
Asian stocks widened losses on Thursday as investors worried over rising inflationary pressures in China, but South Korean shares rallied over 1 percent after the Bank of Korea surprised markets with a 25 basis point cut.
Mike Smith, CEO of ANZ, explains why the bank is unafraid of executing its pan-regional strategy.
National Australia Bank added to bumper bank earnings on Thursday with a 3.1 percent rise in first-half cash profit, propelling combined earnings at Australia's "Big Four" to a record high.
Australian stocks approached their highest levels in nearly five years on Wednesday after China's trade balance swung to a surplus in April while Japan's benchmark Nikkei remained the region's out performer, extending gains to hit a fresh near five-year high.
Sentiment in Asia turned cautious on Friday ahead of a key jobs report in the U.S. but Shanghai stocks rallied as investors cheered new measures by the Chinese central bank to open up its capital markets.
Westpac, Australia's third-largest lender, posted a forecast-beating half-year profit on Friday, rewarding investors with a special dividend.
Australian stocks retreated from Tuesday's four-and-a-half-year high after Chinese manufacturing data revealed the nation's economic recovery may not be on solid footing while the Nikkei 225 extended losses as the yen strengthened.
Asia's equity markets rose to fresh peaks on Tuesday, fueled by hopes of central bank stimulus but Japanese shares fell, weighed down by mixed economic data.
David Ellis, Head of Australian Banking Research at Morningstar Australasia says that despite modest credit growth, Australia's top lenders can generate solid earnings-per-share growth.
Australia's highly-regarded central bank governor, Glenn Stevens, will remain in his position for a further three years after his current seven-year term expires in September.
Australia and New Zealand Banking Corp, the country's fourth-largest bank, posted a 6.2 percent rise in first quarter earnings on Friday, boosted by strong global markets and Australian retail banking.