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Asian markets mixed, as traders eye reopening economies, central bank actions

Asian shares were mixed Tuesday as governments inch toward letting businesses reopen and central banks step in to provide cash to economies.

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Asian markets gain after Japan central bank boosts aid

Asian stock markets gained Monday after Japan’s central bank promised more asset purchases to shore up financial markets as investors look to central bankers to support the struggling global economy

China's industrial profits sank 34.9% in March

BEIJING--China's industrial profits fell at a slower pace in March, but the near 35% decline reflects the disruptions caused by the virus pandemic, as the world's second-largest economy struggles to recover.

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Asian markets fall after Wall Street’s rally stumbles

Asian shares were lower Friday after an early rally on Wall Street suddenly vanished, the latest example of how fragile the hopes underpinning the stock market’s monthlong recovery are.

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Asian markets post moderate gains as oil prices recover

Asian shares rose moderately Thursday following a rally on Wall Street and even oil prices recovering from their recent plunge to zero.

South Korea's Q1 GDP contracts sharpest since 2008

(South Korea's 1Q GDP reading is the weakest since the fourth quarter in 2008. "South Korea 1Q GDP Contracts Sharpest Since 2008 Crisis," at 2303 GMT, misstated the year in the third paragraph. It is 2008, not 2018. The co...

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Asian markets pull back as crude prices continue to fall

Asian markets slipped in early trading Wednesday, after stocks fell on Wall Street as oil prices continued to drop following Monday’s wild ride to record low prices.

Record jump in Australian retail sales

A preliminary estimate of Australian retail sales shows an 8.2% rise in March from February, according to the Australia Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday. The increase would be the strongest seasonally adjusted rise ever p...

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Asian markets slide after U.S. oil futures plunge

Asian shares skidded on Tuesday after U.S. oil futures plunged below zero as storage for crude runs close to full amid a worldwide glut as demand collapses due to the pandemic.

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Asian markets mixed as China cuts benchmark lending rates

Asian markets were mixed in early trading Monday, after China cut its benchmark lending rates, as expected.

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Japan's exports fell more than expected in March

TOKYO--Japan's exports dropped more than expected in March as activities in large economies world-wide slowed due to the impact of the novel coronavirus. Exports declined 11.7% in March from a year earlier due to weakness ...

China GDP sinks 6.8%, first contraction on record

BEIJING -- China's economy plummeted 6.8% in the first three months of the year compared with a year earlier, the country's first such drop since Beijing began reporting quarterly gross domestic product in 1992.

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Asian markets climb on China economic data, Wall Street’s rally

Shares surged Friday in Asia after China reported economic data that, while bleak, was better than expected.

China's economy contracts for first time on record

BEIJING--China's economy contracted for the first time since at least 1992 in the first quarter when the coronavirus pandemic halted factories and kept millions confined to their homes. Gross domestic product fell 6.8% fro...

China's economic data weakened further in March

BEIJING--China's economic indicators continued to weaken in March, albeit at a less steep pace than in the first two months of the year, as Beijing struggled to revive the world's second-largest economy.

Ticker Name Last Chg Chg %
ADOW The Asia Dow Index USD 2957.68 21.25 0.72%
NIK NIKKEI 225 Index 19771.19 -12.03 -0.06%
HSI Hang Seng Index 24575.96 295.82 1.22%
SHCOMP Shanghai Composite Index 2810.02 -5.47 -0.19%
1 S&P BSE Sensex Index 32114.52 371.44 1.17%
STI FTSE Straits Times Index 2562.95 13.55 0.53%