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World stocks mostly down as Ukraine tensions bubble, doubts surface over China growth

TOKYO – World stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday as Ukraine tensions continued to bubble and jitters about China’s economy resurfaced. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was down 1.6 per cent at 22,671.26 as a drop in China’s money supply unnerved investors ahead of first quarter economic growth figures due Wednesday. China’s Shanghai Composite Index shed …

Tech stocks lead Asian stock markets lower after Nadaq’s worst day since 2011

  SEOUL, South Korea – Asian stock markets were lower Friday as investors dumped technology stocks and a drop in U.S. jobless claims failed to boost investor confidence. The falls in Asia came after an overnight plunge in the Nasdaq Composite that led to the tech-heavy index’s worst day since 2011. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 lost …

Asia stock markets dwindle as tech sell-off continues

  SEOUL, South Korea — Asian stock markets were lower Friday as investors dumped technology stocks and a drop in U.S. jobless claims failed to boost investor confidence. The falls in Asia came after an overnight plunge in the Nasdaq Composite that led to the tech-heavy index’s worst day since 2011. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 lost …

Asian stocks rise except for Tokyo after central bank refrains from new stimulus

TOKYO – Tokyo shares tumbled Wednesday as disappointment spread that the Japanese central bank didn’t announce additional stimulus. Other Asian bourses rose. The Nikkei 225, the benchmark for the Tokyo Stock Exchange, finished at 14,299.69, down 2.1 per cent. The dollar was trading at about 102 yen, down from about 104 yen a month earlier, …

Asian stocks muted amid dearth of market moving news but European shares and US futures rise

q MANILA, Philippines – Asian stock markets were muted Tuesday with little news to excite investors, but European shares and U.S. futures were mostly higher. In early European trading, Britain’s FTSE 100 was up 0.8 per cent at 6,571.0 and Germany’s DAX rose 0.8 per cent at 9,258.50. France’s CAC-40 climbed 0.9 per cent at …

Asian stock markets rise as weak China manufacturing report also shows overseas demand rising

SEOUL, South Korea – Asian stock markets were higher Monday as investors focused on signs of strengthening overseas demand in an otherwise weak China manufacturing survey. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225, the regional heavyweight, rose 1.8 per cent to 14,484.06 after a three-day long weekend. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 1 per cent to 21,648.91 and South …

Stocks rise, Russia downplays fears of further takeover of other Ukraine regions

TORONTO – The Toronto stock market put in a solid gain late-morning Tuesday amid lessening anxiety over the Crimea crisis after Russian president Vladimir Putin said his country doesn’t want to annex more of Ukraine. He made the comment as he signed a bill to annex Crimea, two days after the territory’s residents, many of …

Toronto stock market to open little changed amid continuing China growth worries

TORONTO—The Toronto stock market looked set to start the session little changed as disappointing industrial production data added to China growth concerns that have pressured markets all week. The Canadian dollar rose 0.33 of a cent to 90.29 cents US. New York futures advanced as the Dow Jones industrial futures gained 22 points to 16,361, …

Asian stocks tumble on weak China trade, lower estimate of Japan growth

MANILA, Philippines – Asian stock markets sank Monday, battered by weak Chinese trade and a reduced estimate for Japan’s economic growth. Shares in Malaysia Airlines tumbled on news of the weekend disappearance of one its jets en route to Beijing. Japan’s Nikkei 225 fell 1.1 per cent to 15,111.92 and China’s Shanghai Composite slid 1.7 …

Asia stocks gain on China economic reform prospects, another Wall Street high

MUMBAI, India—Asian stocks mostly rose Friday, buoyed by a third all-time high on a key Wall Street index this week and signs that China will follow up on pledges to further open the world’s No. 2 economy, Japan’s Nikkei 225 stock average added 0.4 per cent to 15,201.57 and South Korea’s Kospi gained 0.65 point …

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