Following the huge losses on the Nikkei, with more than $700 billion dollars wiped off the Japanese market in just two sessions, one economist is predicting the tragic events in Japan will be an "excuse" 'to move to quantitative easing in all major markets.
Asian stocks outside Japan edged up on Monday, with demand for commodity-related shares offsetting the steep drop in Japanese markets following a massive earthquake and tsunami.
Nikkei futures tumbled on Friday after a massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake hit northeast Japan, causing many injuries.
Asian shares opened lower on Thursday following declines in the overnight U.S. session. A sell-off in chip stocks hurt tech counters in South Korea, while a decline in commodities weighed on Australia's commodity heavy index.
Stocks in Japan and South Korea opened higher on Wednesday, helped by an overnight rally on Wall Street.
Taiwan’s stock market has been a relative underperformer in the Greater China region this year, compared to China and Hong Kong. But Emil Wolter, Head of Regional Strategy for Asian Equities told CNBC, Taiwan is now at an early stage of a multi-year bull market that’s likely to peak at twice its current level in 2 years.
Asian stocks rose on Tuesday but gains were limited as investors worried higher energy prices could stunt the global economic recovery.
Asian stocks fell on Monday, as fears of more turmoil in the Middle East and higher oil prices overshadowed solid U.S. payroll data.
Asian stocks rose on Friday, responding to growing confidence in the U.S. economic outlook, which fueled a rally on Wall Street and sent commodity prices higher.
Asian stocks edged higher on Thursday, as gains on Wall Street lifted sentiment and offset worries about surging oil prices due to turmoil in the Middle East.
Asian stocks fell on Wednesday, with declines on Wall Street and continued rises in crude oil prices dampening investor sentiment and weighing on issues that are sensitive to energy prices.
Asian stocks rose on Tuesday, tracking U.S. shares which gained on optimistic remarks from influential investor Warren Buffett, while Chinese manufacturing growth slowed to a six-month low.
Asian shares rose on Monday as financial shares clawed back some of last week's losses and higher oil prices buoyed energy stocks, but gains were capped by fears of futher outflows from emerging equities to developed markets.
In a major step towards opening its economy to mainland China as cross-Strait relations improve, Taiwan will for the first time allow Chinese investors to take stakes in its prized technology companies.
Asian stocks traded higher as oil backed off from $120 a barrel on rumors Libya's Muammar Gaddafi had been shot, prompting a corresponding recovery in U.S. equities the day before.
The safe-haven Swiss franc touched record levels, but Asian currencies are broadly lower over worries about oil prices and supply. Your daily FX Fix, right here.
Asian stocks weakened after Wall Street extended losses as violence in Libya prompted a spike in oil prices.
Asian stocks fell for a second day as investors pull out from riskier assets, with turmoil in Libya driving crude oil prices to 30-month highs and sparking worry of slower global growth.
Japan's Nikkei average fell 2 percent on Tuesday, away from 9-1/2-month highs and its first decline in seven days, as turmoil in the Middle East triggered profit-taking in blue-chip shares.
There are strong signs of a property bubble in Asia, with Australia, Taiwan and Korea looking the most overvalued, Erik Lueth, Senior Regional Economist at RBS Global Banking and Markets told CNBC on Tuesday.