On the last trading session before Christmas, Asian indices largely rose, with the exception of China, as a strong U.S. growth report card revived risk sentiment.» Read More
Australia's Westpac Banking had an 8 percent rise in full-year cash earnings on robust loan growth and declines in bad debts.
*China manufacturing data disappoints, US survey due later. Disappointing surveys out of China's manufacturing and services sectors highlighted the relative health of the U.S. economy, and piled pressure on other countries to ease monetary policy yet further. "In this environment of subdued growth and long-term low-flation, we expect the ECB to announce the...
SYDNEY, Nov 3- The U.S. dollar touched seven-year peaks versus the yen on Monday as markets basked in the afterglow of the Bank of Japan's surprise stimulus push and looked forward to at least a hint of fresh action from European policy makers this week. "In this environment of subdued growth and long-term low-flation, we expect the ECB to announce the purchase of...
Asian equity markets followed their U.S. peers higher on Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy statement.
Asian shares were mixed on Monday following gains on Wall Street and results from the European Central Bank's stress tests.
Asian bourses mirrored the choppy trade overnight in the U.S., with Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul erasing morning gains to trade lower on Friday.
Sentiment in the so-called 'lucky country' has deteriorated sharply, analysts told CNBC.
SYDNEY, Oct 14- Frothiness in Australia's property market has triggered central bank warnings of regulatory steps to rein in loans to investors, but the nation's banks are turning a deaf ear, sceptical that any such action is needed or imminent. Lending to investors has jumped this year to its highest since comparable records started in 1991, accounting for...
Asian shares fell on Monday, adding to last week's tumble, as strong Chinese data failed to soothe worries about sluggish global growth.
Asian equities were mostly higher on Thursday following reassurance that the U.S. Federal Reserve would not raise interest rates anytime soon.
Asian equities reversed losses to end higher on Friday ahead of U.S. jobs data, with Hong Kong markets in focus as protests entered their eighth day.
Asian equities were mixed on Tuesday amid caution over developments in Hong Kong and as investors focused on data in China and Japan.
The New Zealand dollar's precipitous drop has investors questioning whether it faces a free fall.
NEW YORK, Sept 24- The dollar rose on Wednesday, climbing to a four-year high on an index that tracks the greenback against other major currencies, as the euro slumped beneath $1.28 on fresh signs of European economic weakness.
NEW YORK, Sept 24- The dollar rose again on Wednesday, wiping out early gains in the yen against the greenback coming after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe voiced concern about the economic impact of the Japanese currency's fall to a six-year low.
Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday amid concerns about global growth and renewed unrest in the Middle East.
Asian markets started the data-light week on the back foot, with major indices posting steep losses.
The U.S. dollar strengthened following Fed news after earlier hitting an 8-year high against the Japanese yen.
Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday on speculation whether the U.S. Fed will maintain its dovish policy stance and following reports of Chinese stimulus.
Asian equity markets were mixed on the final trading day of the week as investors avoided making aggressive bets before a key set of Chinese data over the weekend.