Japan's economy is in the spotlight in Asia's business calendar this week as investors look to a suite of economic indicators for signs of recovery following a sales tax hike earlier this year.» Read More
Nov 19- China's bellwether TV ad auction was hit by the country's slowing economy and rising competition from online entertainment, but showed modest recovery from last year- at least for its cornerstone evening news program. More than 30 firms, including Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd, Ping An Insurance Group Co of China and Tsingtao Brewery Co,...
HONG KONG/ SHANGHAI, Nov 18- Hong Kong and China shares fell on Tuesday for a second consecutive day after the debut of the landmark Hong Kong- Shanghai trading link as investors continued to lock in profits in stocks that had risen sharply ahead of the launch. "Profit-taking pressure is weighing on the index today as the market has accumulated a considerable...
HONG KONG, Oct 29- Hong Kong shares rose, tracking strength in China markets, on anticipation the Federal Reserve later on Wednesday will reinforce signals that it could be a long time before U.S. interest rates rise. The Hang Seng Index unofficially closed up 1.3 percent at 23,819.87 points in its highest close since Sept. 24, while the China Enterprises Index of...
*Hong Kong gambling shares up after Wynn Macau earnings. HONG KONG, Oct 29- China and Hong Kong shares rose more than 1 percent on Wednesday, heading for a second straight day of gains, on hopes of more favorable policies from the Chinese government, with tranportation stocks leading gains for mainland equities. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Index advanced 1.4 percent...
Asian stock markets were mostly lower on Monday following weak Chinese data while overall trading volumes were light with Japan closed for a holiday.
HONG KONG, Sept 10- China shares slipped on Wednesday, with investors discouraged by Premier Li Keqiang's comment that China cannot rely on loose credit to lift its economy. Ping An Insurance Group Co of China slid 1.1 percent and Agricultural Bank of China 0.8 percent. China is set to release August credit data between Wednesday and Monday.
HONG KONG, Sept 1- Your child throws a tantrum and smashes something? Premiums in China are less than $278 billion a year, way below the $1.3 trillion paid in the United States and below even the UK's $330 billion, according to Munich Re and Swiss Re data.
Wall Street's upbeat performance overnight, helped by a subside in geopolitical tensions, elevated Asian bourses to fresh closing highs on Tuesday.
*Hong Kong shares flat ahead of major bank earnings. SHANGHAI, Aug 19- China's stock indexes fell slightly by midday on Tuesday due to weakness in the financial sector while Hong Kong shares were mostly flat on investor caution ahead of earnings.
Investors will be looking at data due from Japan and China in the week ahead, for further cues on the health of Asia's two largest economies.
SHANGHAI, Aug 15- Shanghai shares rose 0.9 percent to an 8- month high on Friday, supported by a rebound in large-cap shares and some solar companies after Beijing said it will halt imports of processed polysilicon. The CSI300 of leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings was up 1.1 percent for the day and 1.3 percent this week.
HONG KONG, Aug 12- Hong Kong's benchmark share index reversed midday losses and finished higher on Tuesday, as strength in two leading technology firms outweighed weakness among financial stocks. The Hang Seng Index closed up 0.2 percent at 24,689.41 points. Ping An Insurance Group Co of China fell 0.8 percent and China Pacific Insurance Group lost 1.2 percent.
Asian stocks rose for a second session on Tuesday on hopes that growth in the world's second-largest economy has finally stabilized.
HONG KONG, July 23- China shares finished little changed on Wednesday, a day when five companies began accepting subscriptions for initial public offerings, diverting some funds from existing stocks. The two largest listed players- CITIC Securities and Haitong Securities climbed 1 and 2.3 percent, respectively.
HONG KONG, July 23- The index of major Chinese companies listed in Hong Kong surged early Wednesday, getting close to its 2014 peak, as investors particularly targeted financial and energy counters seen as undervalued. At midday, the CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings was up 0.3 percent to a 3- month high.
HONG KONG, June 30- Gains by aerospace and financial counters helped China shares rise on Monday and during the second quarter, but the main indexes retreated during the first half of 2014.. The CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings gained 0.7 percent.
HONG KONG, June 27- Hong Kong shares ended mixed on Friday after strong gains in the previous session, with weakness in insurance stocks weighing on sentiment. The China Enterprises Index of the leading offshore Chinese listings in Hong Kong slipped 0.3 percent.
HONG KONG, June 27- China shares ended mixed on Friday but recouped some early losses as gains in growth-sensitive metal producers offset a weaker insurance sector. Ping An Insurance Group Co of China shed 1.0 percent, while China Pacific Insurance Group slid 2.8 percent, extending losses after closing at its highest this year on Tuesday.
HONG KONG, June 27- Hong Kong and China shares slipped on Friday after a strong rally the previous session, with losses led by Chinese insurers who pulled back from highs hit earlier in June. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong fell 0.8 percent, off 1.4 percent on the week, its worst since late April.
HONG KONG, June 25- The index of Chinese companies listed in Hong Kong edged down to a one-month closing low on Wednesday, weighed down by China banks and insurers, while the benchmark index remained tepid. The China Enterprises Index of the leading offshore Chinese listings in Hong Kong shed 0.7 percent at 10180.05 points, its lowest since May 27.