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  • After horror year, hope on horizon for commodities? Wednesday, 30 Dec 2015 | 10:12 PM ET
    A saleswoman shows gold jewelry in Mumbai, India, in July.

    Commodity prices are unlikely to recover to the peaks seen earlier but some major classes may have hit the bottom.

  • Asia shares end mixed; Nikkei tots up 9.3% rise for year Wednesday, 30 Dec 2015 | 2:20 AM ET

    Asia shares ended Wednesday mixed, with South Korea and Hong Kong in the red, while Australia rose. Japan shares ended the year's final session up.

  • Asia stocks mixed; Shanghai leads losses Thursday, 24 Dec 2015 | 2:00 AM ET
    An investor observes stock market at a stock exchange hall in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province of China.

    Asian equities turned mixed on Thursday, dragged by a sell-off on the mainland, knocking the region's Christmas cheer before the holiday period.

  • *Android Pay set for Australia launch in first-half 2016. SYDNEY, Dec 16- Big Australian banks have agreed to accept payments made on mobile devices using Google Inc's Android Pay, leaving Apple Inc's rival Apple Pay system out in the cold as the tech giant struggles to coax lenders to accept its terms. The iPhone maker's system launched in Australia last month,...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 10- The dollar rose sharply against the euro on Thursday, rebounding from one-month lows reached a day earlier, as markets refocused on an expected interest rate increase from the Federal Reserve. The euro fell 0.8 percent versus the dollar, turning back a chunk of the previous day's 1.1 percent gain, which came after comments from the European...

  • *Australian, New Zealand dollars rise after bullish RBA statement. NEW YORK, Dec 1- The dollar fell on Tuesday as a contraction in U.S. manufacturing employment and upbeat European economic data knocked the greenback from 8-1/ 2- month highs against a basket of major currencies. Data showing unemployment in Germany at a record low and euro zone manufacturing...

  • Asian markets ended mixed on Thursday amid hopes for fresh European stimulus while new data reinforced expectations for tighter U.S. monetary policy.

  • Asian equity markets weighed by geopolitical fears Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 1:36 AM ET

    While fresh geopolitical fears after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane sent most Asian equities lower, oil prices and some energy plays saw gains.

  • *Buyers from Australia, Canada, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait. The group, led by Australia's Hastings Funds Management, paid significantly above the A $8 billion expected by analysts to beat rival bidders including State Grid of China Corp for the lease of New South Wales state's TransGrid network. Hastings, owned by Westpac Banking Corp, teamed up with Australian...

  • Asian shares get a confidence boost from US rally Tuesday, 17 Nov 2015 | 2:07 AM ET
    Pedestrians walk past a share prices board in Tokyo on November 17, 2015.

    Asian shares rebounded from the prior day's sell-off, as investors take heart from the rally on Wall Street.

  • Asian stocks endured a sell-off on Monday, with sentiment badly dented by Friday's brutal terrorist attacks in Paris.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 12- The dollar fell against major currencies on Thursday as investors booked profits on its recent gains, but the longer-term view on the greenback remained bullish. "I just think what we're in the midst of here is a classic short squeeze," said Richard Franulovich, senior currency strategist at Westpac Banking Corp. in New York. The euro dipped briefly...

  • Hong Kong shares buck lackluster trade in Asia Thursday, 12 Nov 2015 | 2:08 AM ET
    A woman walks past an electronic board displaying the benchmark Hang Seng Index in Hong Kong.

    Asian equities were lackluster on Thursday, with weakening commodity prices and concerns over a slower-growing China pressurizing markets.

  • Asian stocks mixed after China data deluge Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015 | 2:17 AM ET
    A pedestrian looks at a share prices board in Tokyo, Japan.

    Asian stocks mostly edged up on Wednesday following fresh economic data from China that largely met expectations.

  • Asian shares mostly stumble on Fed jitters Tuesday, 10 Nov 2015 | 2:50 AM ET
    A pedestrian holding an umbrella looks at an electronic stock board outside a securities firm in Tokyo, Japan.

    Asian shares retreated on Tuesday, as a fresh batch of Chinese data added to the uncertainty from a looming rate hike in the U.S.

  • Nikkei, Shanghai Comp outshine lackluster Asia Monday, 9 Nov 2015 | 3:02 AM ET
    Investors observe stock market at a stock exchange hall in Hangzhou, China.

    Asian stocks outside China and Japan mostly retreated on Monday, following below-view trade figures released at the weekend from China.

  • An investor watches a share prices board in Tokyo, Japan.

    Asian shares traded mixed on Friday, as investors awaited the release of U.S. jobs data that could provide hints to when the Fed will raise interest rates.

  • Asian stocks mixed after Fed; China enters bull market Thursday, 5 Nov 2015 | 4:07 AM ET
    Investors stand at trading terminals at a securities exchange house in Shanghai, China.

    Asian stocks put up a mixed performance on Thursday, as increasing odds of a U.S. interest-rate rise in December sapped risk appetite.

  • A pedestrian walks past a share prices board showing the numbers on the Nikkei 225 at the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo, Japan.

    Asian stocks rose sharply on Wednesday, as factors such as a stellar debut from Japan Post's units fueled risk appetite in the region.

  • A man and a women walk into the Reserve Bank of Australia headquarters in Sydney, Australia.

    Monetary policy decisions will hog the spotlight in Asia this week, with policymakers in Australia, Thailand and Malaysia set to convene.