Asian stock markets were mixed on Wednesday as profit-taking offset a positive lead from Wall Street overnight.» Read More
Patrick Noble, Senior Investment Specialist at Zurich Australia tells CNBC why small caps are his pick of the moment.
Risk assets fell across the board on Monday as Asian markets saw a massive sell-off after a weekend decision by the euro zone to force depositors in Cyprus to contribute towards a bailout sparked concerns of contagion across other peripheral countries.
Asian markets eased off session lows to turn mixed on Thursday on concerns over domestic factors but optimism over monetary stimulus led Japan's Nikkei to snap a two-day losing streak.
Tokyo and Sydney stocks jumped to new multi-year highs on Monday, lifted by Friday's stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data, while other Asian markets lost ground as mixed economic data from China weighed on sentiment.
Asian shares were mixed on Thursday as investors shrugged off overnight gains in the U.S and turned attention to central bank meetings in Europe. Japan's Nikkei came off a four-and-a-half-year high but held onto most of its gains amid expectations for aggressive monetary easing.
Asian shares hit fresh highs on Wednesday, extending the previous day's rally after a record close for the Dow Jones stock index on upbeat U.S. economic news gave risk appetite a further boost.
Stocks ended near session highs in choppy trading, with the S&P 500 finishing in positive territory for the first Monday in 2013 and the Dow close to hitting its record closing high, as investors shook off earlier worries over China and a lack of progress over the sequester.
U.S. stock index futures were lower Monday amid concerns about the U.S.'s unresolved "sequester" and the introduction of harsher-than-expected property curbs in China.
Asian stocks fell on Monday, dragged down by a slide of 3.7 percent in Shanghai following fresh property curbs. Japanese shares, however, briefly touched a fresh four-and-a-half year peak as comments from the government's nominee as the next Bank of Japan governor fueled hopes for aggressive monetary easing.
A sharp fall on the Milan stock market hit European shares on Thursday, with uncertainty over this weekend's Italian elections.
A massive sell-off in Asian stock markets on Thursday erased the previous day's strong gains after Wall Street fell on minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting as worries mount the United States could stop or cut its monetary stimulus program.
European shares closed lower on Wednesday following varied earning reports. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 Index moved in-and-out of the red in a choppy day of trading.
U.S. stock index futures briefly dipped Wednesday following a weaker-than-expected housing starts report, but rebounded into positive territory ahead of the minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting and a day after all three major averages closed at fresh multi-year highs,
John Meyer, analyst at SP Angel, welcomes the new BHP CEO's focus on expanding the oil business which differentiates the company from other miners.
Mike Harrowell, Senior Resources Analyst at BBY, on why BHP Billiton's outgoing CEO Marius Kloppers did not prove to be a cultural or strategic success during his time at the helm.
2013’s surge in merger and acquisition-related activity is heading for Europe, according to strategists who say the continent has the same essential ingredients in place for a revival in deals as the U.S.
Scott Phillips, Investment Analyst, Motley Fool Australia, takes the pulse of corporate reports as the earnings season kicks into high gear in Australia.
Asian stock markets climbed higher on Thursday led by Australian shares, which hit a four-year high on strong corporate earnings. Risk sentiment was also boosted by firm gains in Japan and Hong Kong ahead of a weekend meeting of G20 central bank officials.
Asian shares ended higher on Friday as encouraging data from the United States and China boosted prospects for the global economy, while the yen hit new lows ahead of next week's Bank of Japan meeting. Both Tokyo and Hong Kong stock markets surged to multi-month highs on the upbeat sentiment.
Asian shares ended mostly lower on Thursday, paring initial gains as investors cashed in their chips following recent rallies with demand also capped by caution ahead of Chinese data on Friday.