Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday with Japan's benchmark index outperforming its peers, which traded flat despite a positive global lead.» Read More
HONG KONG, Nov 13- Hong Kong shares hit a two-month low early on Wednesday, underperforming mainland markets as disappointed investors cut risk exposure after a perceived lack of details on highly-awaited reforms from a key Communist Party policy meeting.
*China's top two insurers climb after strong earnings. HONG KONG, Oct 28- Hong Kong shares rebounded from a seven-week low in lackluster volumes early on Monday, led by some financial and energy counters after the weekend brought upbeat quarterly earnings. The Hang Seng Index, which ended Friday at its lowest since Sept. 6, climbed 0.5 percent at 22,807.1 points.
HONG KONG, Oct 28- Hong Kong shares may start higher on Monday after a top Chinese leader reportedly promised "unprecedented" economic and societal reforms at the Communist Party's much anticipated plenum meeting next month. China Telecom, Anhui Conch Cement and COSCO Pacific are among companies due to report quarterly earnings later in the day.
*Margin issues hit Great Wall Motor despite Q3 sales gap. HONG KONG, Oct 25- Shanghai shares sank to their lowest in a month on Friday, weighing on Hong Kong markets, as investors were driven more by a desire to exit this year's outperformers than by fear of tighter money in the mainland.
HONG KONG, Oct 25- Hong Kong shares may open down on Friday, with investors cautiously watching China's short-term money rates after a spike in the last two sessions triggered profit taking in growth-sensitive counters.
China shares have enjoyed a three-month-long rally and now it's time for investors to turn selective, analysts said.
HONG KONG, Oct 15- Hong Kong shares could start higher on Tuesday after senior U.S. Senate leaders indicated that they were within striking distance of a deal that could resolve a fiscal standoff and help avert an unprecedented U.S. debt default.
HSBC is expected to announce a near $23 billion annual profit, with cost-cutting and restructuring ahead of schedule as Europe's biggest bank seeks to consign its U.S. troubles to the past.
A move by China's Ping An Bank to ban its regional branches from approving mortgages may signal that Beijing is set to tighten controls on the property market to calm prices.
Asian stocks closed mixed on Monday after Wall Street hit a five-year high in the previous session as strong economic data buoyed sentiment.
China approved the sale of HSBC's remaining $7.4 billion stake in Ping An Insurance to a group controlled by Thailand's richest man, completing the biggest equity purchase in the country by a foreign investor.
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.
When a high-profile, billion dollar deal for a stake in a Chinese insurer was inked in early December, officials at the country's biggest policy bank were asking one question seemly unrelated to the transaction: Who is Xiao Jianhua? Caixin reports.
Japanese shares surged to multi-year highs on Tuesday on rising expectations that strong political pressure will prompt the Bank of Japan to deliver bold monetary easing measures. Meanwhile, other Asian stock markets struggled as gains were capped on earnings caution.
China's insurance regulator said it is seeking more information from Ping An Insurance after conducting a preliminary review of HSBC's planned sale of its $9.4 billion stake in the insurer to Thailand's CP Group.
Asian shares ended mixed on Wednesday after rounds of profit taking from a sharp rally at the start of the new year subsided, while investors waited warily for corporate earnings season to kick off in full force.
HSBC's sale of its $9.4 billion stake in Ping An Insurance to Thailand's CP Group has been thrown into jeopardy after state-run China Development Bank (CDB) voiced concerns over funding for the deal, sources told Reuters.
Asian shares fell on Tuesday as investors turned cautious after the new year's rallies, with corporate earnings season for the last quarter of 2012 looming and the European Central Bank's policy meeting due later in the week.
Asian shares ended mostly lower on Friday, tracking overnight weakness in global equities after several Fed officials expressed concerns about continuing to expand stimulative bond buying. But, Japanese stocks surged as the market played catch-up with the region on its first trading day of 2013.
Asian shares were mixed on Friday with a pick-up in China's manufacturing sector lending support but worries over the progress of U.S. budget talks to avert the "fiscal cliff" weighing on investor sentiment.