Hong Kong stocks opened with small gains Friday morning as bargain-buyers moved in following a four-day drop, with dealers keeping an ear to the ground for fresh developments in the China-US trade row. The Hang Seng Index rose 0.24 percent, or 63.93 points, to 26,532.88. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index edged up 0.18 percent, or 5.53 points, to 3,004.81 and the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, also added 0.18 percent, or 3.00 points, to 1,675.63. Source : AFP
Tokyo shares closed higher on Thursday for an eight-day winning streak, as players cheered Japan's new cabinet as well as receding worries about the US-China trade spat. The headline Nikkei 225 index added 0.75 percent or 161.85 points to close at 21,759.61, while the broader Topix index rose 0.72 percent or 11.44 points to 1,595.10. Source : AFP
Japanese shares rose on Thursday, with the Tokyo Stock Exchange's Topix index hitting a four-month high, as signs of a thaw in U.S.-China trade frictions lift cyclical stocks such as machine makers. The Nikkei share average rose 0.89% to 21,789.46, while the broader Topix gained 0.73% to 1,595.22, hitting its highest since early May. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday Washington has agreed to delay increasing tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese imports by two weeks after Beijing said it would exempt 16 types of U.S. products from import tariffs. Source : Reuters
Hong Kong stocks rose again on Thursday morning after Donald Trump delayed the latest round of tariffs on Chinese goods, fuelling fresh hopes for an easing of trade tensions between the two biggest economies. The Hang Seng Index added 0.46 percent, or 124.92 points, to 27,283.98. And the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index added 0.26 percent, or 7.82 points, to 3,016.63 while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, also rose 0.26 percent, or 4.28 points, to 1,675.82. Source : AFP
Stocks in Asia traded higher Thursday morning amid positive developments on the U.S.-China trade front. Markets also expect further easing measures by the European Central Bank when it announces its decision on interest rates later today. The Nikkei 225 rose 0.86% in early trade, while the Topix added 0.55%. Shares of Yahoo Japan jumped more than 4.5% in early trade after reports that the company will launch a takeover bid for online clothing retailer Zozo. In Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.57% as majority of the sectors advanced. Overall, the MSCI Asia ex-Japan index gained...
Tokyo stocks opened higher on Thursday extending rallies on Wall Street, as the yen eased further against the dollar and concerns over the US-China trade dispute receded. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was up 1.01 percent or 217.06 points at 21,814.82 in early trade, while the broader Topix index was up 0.76 percent or 12.00 points at 1,595.66. Source : AFP