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
Most Asian bourses followed Wall Street higher on Tuesday, except Chinese and Indian shares which failed to track Asia-wide gains.
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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.
Asian equities were mixed on Thursday in a quiet session with several markets shut for the 'May 1' public holiday.
Asian stocks rose on Wednesday as investors concentrated on central bank policy decisions in Japan and the U.S.
Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday as investors digested data that showed a slight improvement in Chinese factory activity.