Asian markets started the data-light week on the back foot, with major indices posting steep losses.» Read More
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Asian stocks ended mostly higher on Friday as growing hopes of policy easing in China offset a weak lead from Wall Street.
TOKYO, March 28- Japanese stocks rose to two-week highs on Friday in choppy trade ahead of the approaching fiscal year-end, while Yahoo Japan Corp dived on questions over strategy following news it will buy mobile network operator eAccess from SoftBank Corp. Gains in Asian markets helped the Nikkei share average end 0.5 percent higher at 14,696.03, the best close since March 13.
Asian stock markets closed mostly lower on Tuesday following losses on Wall Street overnight and as investors fretted over Ukraine and China.
Asian equity markets rose on Tuesday, stabilizing after recent volatility, as the implementation of sanctions on Russia lifted global risk appetite.
Asian stocks started the week mixed as concerns escalate over Ukraine after exit polls from a weekend referendum showed Crimea voting to join Russia.
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Ongoing worries over China's economy weighed Asian equity markets down on Wednesday, while overnight losses on Wall Street further ignited a flight-to-safety.
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Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Asian shares were a lackluster sight on Monday, with major indexes across the region registering steep declines.
Asian shares mostly saw subdued trade on Thursday, ahead of Friday's U.S. nonfarm payrolls report.
Few bright sparks could be found in dour Asian stock markets on Monday.
Alibaba, the dominant force in China's e-commerce market, may already have lost a battle with Tencent for the world's biggest mobile market.
After a most choppy session, Asian stocks closed lower on the first trading day of the week.
An upbeat handover from Wall Street on Thursday inspired gains in most Asian shares on Friday.
Japan's benchmark index rallied to a near three-week high on Tuesday following the Bank of Japan's monetary policy announcement.
Asian equity markets ended lower on Thursday due to profit-taking and as investors focused on regional earnings reports.