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Asia Top News and Analysis Hong Kong

  • Asian stocks struggled on Friday, after fresh signs of consumer weakness and worries about stringent financial regulation sent Wall Street lower.

  • Asian stock markets ended mostly lower Thursday after paring earlier gains on the back of leadership changes in Australia.

  • Asian stocks slid on Wednesday after Wall Street closed lower as an unexpected fall in poor U.S. housing data added to worries about the fragility of the global economic recovery and optimism over China's promise to make the yuan more flexible faded further.

  • Asian stocks were mixed in directionless trade on Friday, after Wall Street closed with slight gains.

  • Asian stock markets traded rangebound on Thursday, after major indices on Wall Street ended mostly flat on mixed economic data and a disappointing outlook from FedEx.

  • Asian stocks jumped  on Wednesday, after a number of successful European debt auctions eased investor concerns about the euro zone's solvency crisis.

  • Asian stocks were rangebound in cautious trade on Tuesday, following Moody's downgrade of Greece's debt to junk status.

  • Asian stocks rose to a one-month high on Monday, led by a rally in the technology sector, after semiconductor chipmakers last week gave positive news about demand, helping Wall Street recover early losses on Friday.

  • Asian stocks jumped on Friday, following a rally on Wall Street which saw all three major indices gaining nearly 3 percent.

  • Asian shares climbed on Thursday, with Tokyo and Taipei up over 1 percent, as better-than-expected Chinese exports added to optimism that the global economic recovery is on track.

  • Asian stocks ended mixed Wednesday, with Tokyo down 1 percent but Shanghai posting strong gains, after Wall Street finished mixed in choppy trading.

  • Most Asian stock indexes were on positive ground, led by Australia's 1.2 percent rise, as traders paused in their selloff of risky assets ahead of Chinese economic data and a European Central Bank meeting later in the week.

  • Asian stock markets tumbled on Monday, after Wall Street on Friday closed at its lowest level since February, spooked by disappointing U.S. jobs data and concerns over Hungary's debt problems.

  • Asian stock markets traded mixed on Friday, amid caution ahead of the U.S. jobs report, which is expected to show the economy gained 513,000 jobs in May, adding to a string of recent positive economic data.

  • Asian stocks rose for the first time in three days on Thursday as U.S. housing data fueled optimism about the world's largest economy, while the yen was pressured by expectations that Japan's new political leaders will favor a weaker currency.

  • Asian markets ended the Monday session mixed with Tokyo and Seoul shrugging off a downgrade of Spain's credit rating while China shares booked sharp losses, hit by concerns over further tightening measures.

  • A woman walks past a property agent window in Hong Kong.

    Hong Kong’s notoriously volatile property market has emerged virtually unscathed by the credit crunch... Instead of fretting about underwater mortgages and defaults, the Hong Kong government is attempting to cool the market.

  • Asian stocks surged out of the gates on Friday, after China's denial that it was reviewing its euro bond holdings prompted an impressive rally on Wall Street where the Dow jumped nearly 3 percent to close back over the 10,000 mark.

  • Asian equities were firmly higher on Thursday afteroon, as bargain hunting helped to pull indexes out of early losses. Markets also rebounded after a Chinese government response to a report that China was reviewing its euro zone bond holdings, helped to calm nerves.

  • Asian stock markets staged a rebound on Wednesday, after Wall Street made a comeback from earlier session lows, helping U.S. indices end mostly flat after first falling more than 3 percent on growing questions about the stability of the European banking system.