Nyshka Chandran writes the Asia-Pacific stock market updates for CNBC.com. She previously worked as a content writer in Toronto after graduating from the University of Toronto, where she majored in Political Science.
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Asian stocks declined on Thursday, as disappointing quarterly corporate earnings offset potential gains from positive global economic data.
Asian stocks closed mixed on Wednesday after HSBC's key survey of Chinese manufacturing activity fell to an eleven-month low in July, confirming signs of a further slowdown in the world's second-largest economy.
Asian equities were marginally higher on Monday after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's landslide victory in Sunday's upper house elections signaled a green light for future monetary stimulus.
Asian equity markets were mixed on Wednesday ahead of a widely-anticipated speech from the chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve.
China's quest to promote the yuan as a global currency still faces headwinds, with many firms abroad still resistant to using the Chinese currency, a new report shows.
Japan's benchmark index hit a new seven-week high on Tuesday as it resumed trade after being shut for a long weekend but the rest of Asian stocks traded cautiously on worries over global economic growth.