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  • BEIJING, Jan 7- State-owned China National Offshore Oil Corporation has no plans to sell shares in listed subsidiaries in the the near term following domestic stock market fluctuations, the company said in a statement on its website on Thursday. CNOOC is the parent of CNOOC Ltd.. China's stock markets were suspended for the day less than half an hour after the...

  • Asia stocks close lower, Shanghai still up 9% in 2015 Thursday, 31 Dec 2015 | 2:10 AM ET

    Asian markets had an uninspired finish on the final trading day of 2015, as investors kept an eye on oil prices for further clues going into 2016.

  • Asian equities closed higher Tuesday, after the Japan and South Korea markets erased early losses and the Australian market totted up gains.

  • Major Asian equities closed mostly lower on the first day of the final trading week for 2015.

  • Asia stocks mixed; Shanghai leads losses Thursday, 24 Dec 2015 | 2:00 AM ET
    An investor observes stock market at a stock exchange hall in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province of China.

    Asian equities turned mixed on Thursday, dragged by a sell-off on the mainland, knocking the region's Christmas cheer before the holiday period.

  • Dec 23- Hong Kong stocks had their best day in two weeks, aided by strength on Wall Street, and a sharp rebound in energy shares after oil prices bounced off 11- year lows. The Hang Seng index rose 1.0 percent, to 22,040.59, while the China Enterprises Index gained 1.6 percent, to 9,882.95 points. The market was bolstered by index heavyweights and oil giants PetroChina,...

  • Asia equities end mixed; New Zealand hits record high Wednesday, 23 Dec 2015 | 2:07 AM ET

    Asia stocks ended mixed in quiet trade on Wednesday following a sharp rally on Wall Street and higher oil prices.

  • China stocks rise, blue chips in focus; Hong Kong up Wednesday, 23 Dec 2015 | 12:04 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, Dec 23- China's major stock indexes rose on Wednesday, amid fresh signs that cash-rich insurers were on a shopping spree at the year-end, jostling to buy stakes in blue chip companies. Hong Kong stocks were also upbeat, aided by strength on Wall Street, and a sharp rebound in energy shares after oil bounced off 11- year lows. "Insurers' purchases have put blue...

  • China stocks sag on IPO concerns; Hong Kong down Monday, 21 Dec 2015 | 11:49 PM ET

    *China to make monetary policy flexible, expand budget deficit. SHANGHAI, Dec 22- China stocks gave back some of the previous session's sharp gains on Tuesday, with investors growing skittish about the impact of a new wave of initial public offerings. Hong Kong stocks also corrected, dragged lower by energy shares after oil prices hit a fresh 11- year low amid...

  • Asia's markets trade mixed as energy shares recover Monday, 21 Dec 2015 | 1:21 AM ET

    Asia's markets traded mixed on Monday, with many markets retracing initial losses that had tracked Wall Street's sharp losses on Friday.

  • Nikkei ends down after wild ride on BOJ decision Friday, 18 Dec 2015 | 2:18 AM ET

    Major markets in Asia closed mostly lower on Friday as investors focused on economic data, central bank decisions and commodity prices.

  • Asian markets close up, after Fed hiked rates overnight Thursday, 17 Dec 2015 | 3:11 AM ET

    Asian stock markets closed in positive territory, taking cues from a positive finish in Wall Street overnight after the Fed raised interest rates.

  • The Hang Seng index advanced 2.0 percent, to 21,701.21, while the China Enterprises Index jumped 2.1 percent, to 9,538.66 points. The Hang Seng index had declined for nine sessions in a row and traded at merely eight-times earnings, compared with a multiple of 19 for the S&P 500 index, triggering bargain hunting among some investors. China's top three oil giants...

  • *Oil stocks jump after China postpone price cuts. China shares also advanced, as investors were encouraged by news that China plans to issue significantly more government bonds next year to aid the economy. Both Hong Kong and China markets got a boost from a sharp rally in oil stocks on Wednesday after the Chinese government said it would "postpone" expected cuts...

  • China shares were also firm, as investors were encouraged by news that China plans to issue significantly more government bonds next year to aid the economy. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was up 2.2 percent, to 21,732.06 points at 0250 GMT. "We believe there is an ulterior motive- to protect profits of the three oil majors," wrote Oliver Barron, analyst at China- focused...

  • Asia markets close mostly down, ASX at 2-year low Tuesday, 15 Dec 2015 | 2:06 AM ET

    Asian markets closed mostly down after selling off on Monday, with some energy stocks seeing a rebound after oil prices rose in the U.S. session.

  • Chinese stocks bounce, but rest of Asia closes lower Monday, 14 Dec 2015 | 2:53 AM ET

    Asian equities closed mostly lower on Monday, as investors remain focused on the mid-week decision from the Fed.

  • Nikkei closes up, ASX hits 1-month low Friday, 11 Dec 2015 | 2:05 AM ET

    Asian markets traded mostly lower on Friday, despite Wall Street's positive finish overnight, as record low oil prices weighed resources plays.

  • Dec 8- Hong Kong stocks closed at a two-month low on Tuesday, tracking sluggish global markets, as slumping oil prices dented already fragile investor confidence ahead of a likely U.S. rate hike. Shares fell across the board, with an index trading energy stocks slumping 2.8 percent, as oil giants including CNOOC and PetroChina tanked after oil prices hit...

  • Dec 7- Hong Kong shares ended fractionally lower on Monday led by a tumble in energy heavyweights as investors worried about persistent weakness in oil prices. Oil giants CNOOC, PetroChina and Sinopec all fell sharply. Hong Kong- traded shares of CITIC Securities also sagged, after China's top brokerage said on Sunday that it was not able to contact two of its top...