Asian stocks rose on Friday, thanks to a positive lead from Wall Street overnight.» Read More
Asian stocks tracked declines in global equity markets on Thursday on fears over a looming withdrawal of U.S. stimulus but a better-than-expected manufacturing report in the mainland helped pare earlier losses.
Japan's benchmark index dropped over 2 percent on Thursday while the tone in the rest of Asian stocks was subdued as traders try to gauge when the U.S. Federal Reserve will start tapering its stimulus program.
Asian equity markets ended at session highs on Tuesday with Japan's benchmark index leading gains by 2.6 percent as the yen weakened on news of corporate tax cuts.
China's benchmark index shot up to a seven-week high on Monday, boosting Asian stocks across the board on optimism that the world's second-largest economy may be stabilizing, but Japan bucked the trend after weak growth data.
Asian stocks rallied on Friday, extending the previous day's strong gains as investors cheered robust global economic data and a commitment to easy monetary policy from global central banks.
Asian stocks rallied on Thursday as investors breathed a sigh of relief that Chinese manufacturing activity didn't fall below market expectations in July.
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Japan's benchmark Nikkei shed as much as 1.5 percent on Tuesday after the Bank of Japan (BOJ) disappointed investors in its monetary policy statement.
Asian stocks rose on Monday with Japan's benchmark Nikkei rebounding on the back of a strong gross domestic product (GDP) revision and a weaker yen.
Japan's benchmark stock index moved out of bear market territory on Friday following comments by Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) that shook Tokyo financial markets minutes before the close of trade.
Asian stocks fell to new lows on Thursday, as sentiment remained vulnerable due to ongoing volatility in Japan's benchmark index, fears of Fed tapering and caution ahead of key central bank meetings in Europe.
In another volatile afternoon session, the Nikkei tumbled 3.8 percent to a new two-month low on Wednesday while the yen inched higher after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's third "Abenomics" arrow failed to impress investors.
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The Nikkei resumed its market out-performance on Wednesday, rising to a fresh five-and-a-half year high as a weaker yen hovers around the 102 handle while other Asian stock markets pared initial gains.
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Shanghai stocks fell to a one-week low on Tuesday amid fears that the People's Bank of China would not provide monetary stimulus to support the economy while Asia's other equity markets were mixed ahead of Australia's budget release.
Sharp said it expects to rebound to an operating profit in the year to March 31 as it battles to remain viable after averting failure last year.