Asia markets traded higher on Wednesday, after a rise in oil prices boosted Wall Street and China trade data showed exports climbed in March. » Read More
Asian equity markets struggled for direction on Wednesday following an uninspiring lead from Wall Street overnight.
After a lackluster morning session, Asian stocks mostly advanced on Friday, with Tokyo, Shanghai and Sydney markets finishing the week at new highs.
Stocks in Japan and China settled at new multi-year highs for the second straight session as investors awaited the Federal Reserve's policy meeting.
Asian shares largely rose on Friday, supported by a stronger close on Wall Street overnight, with Japanese and South Korean markets scaling fresh highs.
Australian shares fell below the flatline on Tuesday after the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) surprised most market watchers by holding back on further easing.
Asian stocks kicked off the week on a positive note, as an interest rate cut in China on Saturday offset a weaker finish on Wall Street last week.
Asian stocks traded mixed on Tuesday, as a rebound in crude oil prices brought mixed blessings, while speculation that the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will cut rates today continued to buoy Australian equities.
Asian equities outside China traded higher on Friday, following a halt in the sell-off in energy markets and as traders digest the raft of earnings releases in Tokyo and Seoul.
Asian shares hit fresh highs on Tuesday, as investors deemed a Greek exit from the euro zone unlikely.
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Asian stock markets traded higher late Tuesday, with sentiment supported by China's fourth quarter gross domestic product which beat expectations.
Australia took a double-whammy from record-low interest rates and commodity-price drops, but the selloff has left its market attractive to yield chasers.
Asian equity markets raked in gains on Thursday, as the fall in oil prices abated, while a positive finish on Wall Street overnight lifted trading sentiment.
Asian bourses slid again on Thursday, as falling oil prices and a worse-than-expected machinery orders report from Japan reinforced jitters about a sluggish global economy
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Asian equity markets were mixed, as traders reacted to key economic data from Japan and China. Declining commodity prices also weighed on resource-heavy bourses in the region.
Trading was mixed in Asia on Wednesday, as sentiment turned cautious amid concerns over the health of Japan - the world's third largest economy - and ahead of the release of the U.S. Federal Reserves' meeting minutes.