Asia stocks rise; China’s May trade data ahead

SINGAPORE — Shares in Asia-Pacific rose in Monday morning trade as investors looked ahead to Chinese trade data for May. The Nikkei 225 gained 0.68% in early trade while the Topix index edged 0.21% higher. South Korea’s Kospi advanced 0.46%. In Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 climbed 0.17%. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific stocks outside Japan … Read more

Asia-Pacific stocks mixed; private survey on Chinese factory activity in May ahead

The Caixin/Markit manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index for May is expected to be released at 9:45 a.m. HK/SIN on Tuesday. Source link

Asia-Pacific stocks mixed; China’s official manufacturing activity data for May ahead

SINGAPORE — Shares in Asia-Pacific were mixed in Monday morning trade, as investors look ahead to the release of China’s official manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index for May. The Nikkei 225 in Japan slipped 0.34% in early trade while the Topix index shed 0.36%. Japan’s retail sales rose 12% in April as compared with a year … Read more

Asia-Pacific markets trade mixed as investors remain cautious over inflation worries

The Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE), operated by Japan Exchange Group Inc. (JPX), in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. Kiyoshi Ota | Bloomberg | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Asia-Pacific markets opened mixed on Wednesday, as investors remain cautious over growing inflation worries. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.46% in early trade while the … Read more

Asia-Pacific markets open higher after U.S. jobs report missed expectations

A pedestrian looks at an electronic quotation board showing numbers of the Nikkei 225 index in Tokyo on September 11, 2020. Kazuhiro Nogi | AFP | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Stock markets in Asia-Pacific opened higher on Monday following “a big miss” in the U.S. jobs report released Friday. Japan’s Nikkei 225 rose around 0.85%, … Read more

Goldman says one country’s stock market could pop 16% as the global economy hits ‘peak momentum’

The global economy is at “peak momentum” now and in the next quarter — in terms of accelerating quarterly growth, according to Goldman Sachs’ Timothy Moe. That strong growth will likely be a “very constructive backdrop” for earnings, Moe, co-head of Asia macro research and chief Asia-Pacific equity strategist at Goldman, told CNBC on Thursday. … Read more

Asia-Pacific stocks rise following Dow’s overnight rebound

SINGAPORE — Stocks in Asia-Pacific rose in Friday trade following an overnight rebound on Wall Street. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 gained 1.16% in morning trade while the Topix index rose 1.17%. South Korea’s Kospi advanced 0.37%. Mainland Chinese stocks rose in early trade, with the Shanghai composite up 0.79% while the Shenzhen component jumped … Read more

Asia-Pacific stocks rise; mainland China markets remain closed for Lunar New Year holiday

Asia-Pacific stocks rise; mainland China markets remain closed for Lunar New Year holiday

SINGAPORE — Stocks in Asia-Pacific rose in Tuesday trade as markets in mainland China remain closed for the Lunar New Year holiday. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index, which returned to trade following holidays in the last few days, jumped 1.30%. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 advanced 1.44% while the Topix index gained 0.64%. South Korea’s … Read more

Asia-Pacific stocks trade higher; Yellen set to urge U.S. to ‘act big’ on coronavirus relief

SINGAPORE — Stocks in Asia-Pacific traded higher Tuesday morning as investors await remarks from U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee for Treasury secretary, Janet Yellen. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 edged 0.96% higher while the Topix index advanced 0.46%. South Korea’s Kospi rose 0.11%. Shares in Australia also saw gains, with the S&P/ASX 200 up about … Read more

South Korean stocks had their best year in more than a decade in 2020. Here’s what drove them higher

A currency dealer, wearing a mask to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), works in front of electronic boards showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at a bank in Seoul, South Korea, September 10, 2020. Kim Hong Ji | Reuters Investors who stuck with South Korean stocks through 2020 were handsomely … Read more