Stock Markets

Asian shares advance on strong factory data for China, Japan

TOKYO — Shares in Asia are higher after China and Japan reported stronger than expected factory data. Many markets in the region were closed Monday for national holidays. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 stock index rose 0.1 per cent to 20,376.90 and the S&P ASX/200 jumped 1.1 per cent to 5,743.40. Shares in Singapore and Taiwan also …

Peso, PSEi finish week with gains

MANILA — Volatility in the financial market continues to affect the Philippines’ financial markets but on a positive note with equities market recovering amid foreign selling and the peso improving against the greenback. The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) recovered anew and rose 0.19 percent, or 15.39 points, to 8,171.43 points. The broader All Shares ticked up …

Peso keeps ground vs USD, PSEi down

MANILA — The Philippine peso closed Monday firm against the greenback but the main equities gauge finished in the red. The local currency ended the week’s first trading day at 50.71 from 50.725 Friday last week. It started the day better at 50.58 from 50.97 in the previous session. It traded between its closing level and …

Asian stocks flat as investors await Fed meeting results

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Asian stock markets were little changed on Wednesday as investors took to the sidelines ahead of the Federal Reserve’s announcement of the result of its meeting. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 was flat at 20,298.80 and South Korea’s Kospi edged down 0.1 per cent to 2,413.63. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng …

Asian markets rise ahead of Trump speech, Fed meeting

BEIJING—Asian stock markets rose Monday as investors looked ahead to a U.S. Federal Reserve policy meeting and President Donald Trump’s speech at the United Nations. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.3 per cent to 3,363.91 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose 0.9 per cent to 28,065.35. Japanese markets were closed for a holiday. …

Asian stocks rise after North Korea refrains from launch

HONG KONG—Asian stocks rose strongly Monday after Hurricane Irma weakened and North Korea marked a weekend holiday with celebrations but refrained from launching more missiles, giving investors some relief. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index jumped 1.4 per cent to 19,552.79 as the yen bounced off its lowest level this year, easing pressure on …

Asian shares mostly lower on hurricane, North Korea worries

TOKYO — Asian shares mostly slipped Friday on worries about the damage from Hurricane Irma in the U.S., as well as lingering fears about ballistic missile launches and nuclear weapons in North Korea. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 slid 0.6 per cent to finish at 19,274.82, as GDP data that got revised lower also …

PHL 7-year T-bond rate down due to high demand

MANILA  – – Average rate of the Philippines’ seven-year Treasury bond (T-bond) fell Tuesday on higher demand from market players and high domestic liquidity situation. Rate of the debt paper declined to 4.395 percent from 4.510 percent during an auction last August. Rate of the same tenor in the secondary market Tuesday morning was lower …

PSEi starts week up, peso barely flat vs. USD

MANILA— An enhanced investors’ risk sentiment boosted the Philippines’ main stocks gauge on Monday to the 8,000-level but the peso remained almost flat against the US dollar. The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) gained 0.96 percent, or 76.63 points, to 8,035.20 points. A trader said investors partly considered the positive news in the US last …

Asian shares dip on jitters after North Korea nuclear test

TOKYO — Asian shares were mostly lower Monday, on investor jitters shaken up by a North Korean nuclear test over the weekend that raised fears about risks to regional stability. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 edged down 0.9 per cent to finish at 19,508.25, while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.4 per cent to 5,702.00. …