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Asian Stocks Edge Past Weak Economic Signals, Chinese Shares Lag

Most Asian stocks rose slightly on Wednesday as markets weighed worsening economic conditions in the region against the prospect of a pause in the Federal Reserve’s rate hike cycle this month. But China’s Shanghai Shenzhen CSI 300 and Shanghai Composite indexes lagged their peers, reversing early gains after data showed the country’s trade surplus hit […]

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Asian Stocks Cautiously Higher As Debt Ceiling Bill Moves Forward

Most Asian stocks edged higher on Thursday, encouraged by progress towards averting a U.S. debt default, while signs of life in China’s manufacturing sector also helped fish local stocks from six-month lows. The U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of a bill to suspend the debt ceiling late-Wednesday, pushing it forward to the Senate […]

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Asian Stocks Dip, Chinese Shares Hit 5-Mth Low As U.S. Ties Worsen

Most Asian stocks retreated on Tuesday as optimism over a deal to raise the U.S. debt ceiling was offset by fears of worsening ties between Beijing and Washington, amid renewed sparring between the two over trade and political sanctions. Chinese stocks were the worst performers for the day, with the Shanghai Shenzhen CSI 300 and […]

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Asian Stocks Rise, Nikkei At 33-Year High On Debt Ceiling Optimism

Most Asian stocks rose on Monday as markets cheered a tentative deal between U.S. lawmakers to hike the debt ceiling and avert a default, with Japan’s Nikkei racing back to near 33-year highs on improved risk appetite. The Nikkei 225 was the best performer in Asian markets, up 1.4% to its highest level since July […]

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Japan outshines Asian Stocks On Tech Strength, Chinese Markets Lag

Japanese stocks moved back towards a 33-year high on Friday, outpacing their Asian peers amid increased optimism over chipmaking stocks, while Chinese markets lagged as investors fretted over slowing economic growth and worsening U.S. ties. Broader Asian stocks also ticked lower in anticipation of more cues on the U.S. debt ceiling and a potential default. […]

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Asian Stocks Drop Amid Default Fears, Nvidia Boosts Chipmaking Shares

Most Asian stocks fell on Thursday as fears of a U.S. debt default persisted amid little progress toward raising the debt ceiling, although chipmaking stocks outperformed tracking a robust outlook from Nvidia. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index rose 0.6%, supported chiefly by nearly 16% jump in semiconductor testing equipment maker Advantest Corp (TYO:6857). The stock, which […]

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Asian Stocks Hit By Tech Rout, More Fed Cues Awaited

Most Asian stock markets sank on Wednesday tracking overnight losses on Wall Street, with technology-heavy indexes losing the most as caution kicked in ahead of the minutes of the Federal Reserve’s February meeting. Japan’s Nikkei 225, the Taiwan Weighted index, and South Korea’s KOSPI were the worst performers for the day, losing between 0.8% and […]

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Asian Stocks Muted Amid Fed Fears, China Buoyed By Stimulus Hopes

Most Asian stocks kept to a tight range on Monday as markets awaited more cues on monetary policy from a slew of Federal Reserve events this week, while Chinese stocks rose sharply on the prospect of more stimulus spending by the government. China’s Shanghai Shenzhen CSI 300 and Shanghai Composite indexes rose around 1% each […]

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Asia FX
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Asia FX Rallies, Dollar Tumbles As Markets Bet on Fed Pivot

Most Asian currencies rose sharply on Thursday, while the dollar sank to a nine-month low even after the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates, with markets betting that a U.S. economic slowdown will force the bank into reversing its hawkish stance this year. The Chinese yuan rose 0.4% and came close to a seven-month high against […]

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Asia FX Treads Water As Fed Meeting Looms, Dollar Inches Higher

Most Asian currencies moved little on Wednesday in anticipation of a Federal Reserve meeting, while the dollar crept higher as markets positioned for an interest rate hike and a potentially hawkish message from the central bank. The dollar firmed slightly against a basket of currencies, with the dollar index and dollar index futures advancing about […]

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