Asian indices were broadly lower early Thursday, as a rout in energy stocks and a slew of disappointing corporate earnings weigh on regional markets.» Read More
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.
Sterling rebounded as the likelihood of Scotland leaving the United Kingdom began to fade but could see further volatility before the official vote.
Fears that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates sooner rather than later sent Asian indices spiraling on Wednesday.
SYDNEY, Sept 1- Australia's flagship airline, Qantas Airways Ltd, is making a mint helping other companies keep their customers- even as it struggles to retain the loyalty of its own. Rival carrier Virgin Australia Holdings announced on Friday it was offloading a stake in its loyalty plan.
NAB acquired regional lender Great Western in 2008 for just below $1 billion to get more involved in funding agribusiness in the United States, but the operation lacks the scale of larger competitors in the western states where it operates.
*Escalation of Ukraine tensions pushes up yen, Swiss franc. NEW YORK, Aug 28- The dollar got a modest lift on Thursday from better-than-expected U.S. economic data and a worsening of the Ukraine crisis that weighed on the steadily declining euro.
*London- listed shares drop 4 pct. MELBOURNE, Aug 19- The world's biggest mining company, BHP Billiton, announced plans to spin off businesses worth an estimated $16 billion, most of them acquired in its 2001 merger with Billiton, to focus on its most profitable activities. BHP's London- listed shares fell 4 percent.
*BHP UK shares drop 4 pct. MELBOURNE, Aug 19- Top global miner BHP Billiton will spin off a roughly $16 billion company to shareholders, mostly offloading assets acquired in its 2001 merger with Billiton, as it looks to focus on its strongest businesses.
National Australia Bank posted a 7 percent rise in third-quarter unaudited cash profit, led by higher mortgage growth and lower bad debt charges.
Most Asian equities traded higher on the last trading day of the week, taking cues from a firm finish on Wall Street overnight.
Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) said its full-year cash profit grew about 12 percent on strong growth in loans and lower bad debt provisions.