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Majority of Asian shares reaped gains on Friday, despite trading volumes remaining thin ahead of the closely-watched U.S. nonfarm payrolls report.
Asian equities recovered modestly on Tuesday, from an acute selloff seen in the previous session fueled by brewing instability in Ukraine.
Few bright sparks could be found in dour Asian stock markets on Monday.
Asian equities were a mixed sight of red and green on Friday, despite overnight gains on Wall Street and as investors digested a raft of Japanese economic data.
Asian shares were mostly in the green on Tuesday, after a positive handover from the U.S. sent majority of equity markets, particularly Japanese shares, higher.
Asian equities were mostly lower on Thursday after preliminary data showed that Chinese manufacturing activity slowed to a 7-month low in February.
The New Zealand dollar is set to move past parity against the Australian dollar in 2014 for the first time in 40 years, according to HSBC.
Japan's economy grew 0.3 percent in the fourth quarter from the previous one, below expectations for a 0.7 percent gain, data on Monday showed.
Recent announcements from the Fed have not pushed the dollar up as much as hoped, while the Aussie and the Swedish crown dived as well.
It was a Sterling day for the British pound, while the euro suffered on news of a possible negative deposit rate.
Japanese equities led the gains in Asia on the final trading day of the week on optimism ahead of January's U.S. jobs report.
Asian equity markets traded mixed on Wednesday. Overnight gains on Wall Street pushed Japan and South Korea shares on a rebound.
Asian equities were mixed on Friday, as fears of a slowdown in China weighed down on the Nikkei.
Asian equity markets rose on Monday following record closes on Wall Street last week but trading volumes were thin with Japan closed for a holiday.
Asia stocks were mostly higher on Thursday after the Fed unveiled a cut in stimulus and vowed to keep rates low but China underperformed on liquidity fears.
Dollar bulls are betting the Fed will start tapering as early as this week, CNBC’s latest poll of currency traders, analysts and strategists showed.
James Shugg, Senior Economist at Westpac, describes why tapering might not happen at all.
Westpac Bank says that U.S. jobs and inflation data don't justify tapering any time soon. CNBC's Sri Jegarajah explains
The U.S. economic recovery hasn't reached the self-sustaining momentum deemed necessary to warrant a tapering of the Fed's stimulus program in 2014.
Asian markets declined in tepid trade on Tuesday as investors digested a raft of Chinese economic reports and ignored a record close on Wall Street.