Asian stocks kicked off the week on a positive note, as an interest rate cut in China on Saturday offset a weaker finish on Wall Street last week.» Read More
Fears that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates sooner rather than later sent Asian indices spiraling on Wednesday.
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.
Most Asian bourses followed Wall Street higher on Tuesday, except Chinese and Indian shares which failed to track Asia-wide gains.
The euro climbed from an eight-month low on Thursday after German and French business activity beat expectations.
Australia equities are a resilient lot, shrugging off a slew of economic headwinds this year to trade at nearly six-year highs.
Asian stocks were mostly higher on Tuesday as investors awaited Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's two-day testimony later in the day.
When Japan's PM Shinzo Abe came to power, he hoped a weaker yen would give exporters a boost and spur the inflation needed to revive Japan's economy.
Asian stocks were mixed on Friday on fears that issues at Portugal's biggest bank could hurt European periphery markets.
Australian consumer sentiment improved in July as family finances worries eased, though the impact of an unpopular federal budget continued to linger.
The Aussie dollar may have soared to eight-month highs this week but parity against the U.S. dollar is still a long way off, analysts say.
New Zealand's economy expanded at its fastest annual rate in over six years during the first quarter on a surge in construction.
The Australian dollar has stubbornly resisted broad expectations it would weaken, and now some bears are starting to step away from their calls.
With the won tipped to continue rising there’s more pain in store for South Korean exporters, analysts say.
Despite the turmoil, investors haven't wavered from the view that the business of Thailand isn't its politics, but martial law may change their minds.
The British pound slipped to a four-week low against the dollar on Wednesday morning after investors were left disappointed following the Bank of England's (BoE) inflation report.
The US Dollar, euro and British pound are all falling following a meeting of the European Central Bank.
National Australia Bank on Thursday highlighted rising pressure on margins as it posted an 8.5 percent rise in cash earnings.
Asian stocks ended mostly higher on Monday but trading volumes were thin with Japanese and South Korean markets shut for holidays.