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Market Report - Asia
01 Dec
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Asia close: Risk appetite holds on positive Covid-19 news out of Israel

Bourses around the region were mostly higher on Wednesday even after the head of the US central bank sounded a more hawkish note overnight and the head of US vaccine maker Moderna said current vaccines would struggle with Omicron, the new variant of Covid-19.

30 Nov
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Asia report: Markets mixed as China manufacturing data surprises

Markets closed in a mixed state in Asia on Tuesday, with investors weighing renewed Covid-19 concerns as they thumbed through manufacturing data out of China that beat forecasts.

29 Nov
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Asia report: Stocks fall on fears of Omicron variant

Stock markets were lower at the close in Asia on Monday, as investors watched for developments in the recently-discovered ‘Omicron’ variant of Covid-19.

26 Nov
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Asia report: Markets fall amid fears of new Covid-19 variant

Equities in Asia fell across the board on Friday, amid concerns around a new, mutated variant of Covid-19 that has emerged in Africa.

25 Nov
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Asia report: Stocks mixed as Bank of Korea hikes policy rate

Markets closed in a mixed state in Asia on Thursday, with South Korean equities in focus after the Bank of Korea hiked interest rates.

24 Nov
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Asia report: Stocks mixed as RBNZ lifts rates for second time in two months

Markets were mixed at the end of trading in Asia on Wednesday, as New Zealand’s central bank hiked interest rates for the second time in as many months.

23 Nov
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Asia report: Markets finish mixed as Chinese tech plays weaken

Markets closed in a mixed state in Asia on Tuesday, with technology shares a particular point of pain in the region, as investors reacted to the news that US President Joe Biden had renominated Jerome Powell as chair of the Federal Reserve for a second term.

22 Nov
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Asia report: Markets mixed as PBoC stands pat on interest rates

Markets closed in a mixed state in Asia on Monday, as China’s central bank stood pat on interest rates, sating market expectations.

19 Nov
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Asia report: Markets mostly higher, Alibaba plunges on poor earnings

Markets in Asia were mostly higher as they closed on Friday, with the Hong Kong bourse being the notable exception, as Alibaba fell through the floor after its latest earnings disappointed.

18 Nov
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Asia report: Markets fall with oil prices, Chinese tech plays tumble

Equities were lower across the Asia-Pacific region on Thursday, with traders taking their cues from a weak showing on Wall Street overnight, as Chinese tech names tumbled.

17 Nov
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Asia report: Markets fall as Japan exports come in weak

Most equity markets in Asia closed in negative territory on Wednesday, as investors digested weak export data out of Japan, and looked to earnings from Chinese internet giant Baidu.

16 Nov
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Asia report: Markets mixed as Biden and Xi meet virtually

Markets were in a mixed state as they closed in Asia on Tuesday, as investors watched for developments from a virtual meeting between United States president Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.

15 Nov
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Asia close: Stocks mostly higher ahead of Biden-Xi summit

Asia Pacific stocks put in modest gains at the start of the week, buoyed by a raft of mostly better-than-expected macroeconomic data out of China and ahead of a virtual summit between the leaders of the US and China scheduled for Monday evening US time.

12 Nov
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Asia report: Markets higher as Chinese retailers smash 'Singles Day' records

Markets in Asia finished in a higher state on Friday, with investors monitoring Chinese e-commerce plays after the hugely popular ‘Singles Day’ shopping event.

11 Nov
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Asia report: Markets mixed, Evergrande jumps on repayment reports

Stock markets in Asia closed in a mixed state on Thursday, with China Evergrande shares surging on reports it had paid some of its creditors amid ongoing concerns about its ability to service its debt.

10 Nov
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Asia report: Markets mostly lower as producer prices jump in China

Markets in Asia closed mostly lower on Wednesday, with another Chinese property developer in focus as its shares fell through the floor.

09 Nov
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Asia report: Markets mixed, SoftBank surges on buyback announcement

Equity markets were mixed in Asia on Tuesday, with Japanese technology investment behemoth SoftBank rocketing after it announced a massive share buyback.

08 Nov
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Asia report: Most markets fall as China exports come in hot for October

Most equity markets in Asia closed lower on Monday, with the exception of mainland China, after official data showed exports from that country leaping much higher than expected in October.

05 Nov
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Asia report: Markets fall as another Chinese property firm misses payment

Markets were mostly weaker in Asia on Friday, with the antipodean bourses the exception, as another Chinese property play found itself in the spotlight in Hong Kong.

04 Nov
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Asia report: Markets move higher as Fed confirms tapering

Markets in Asia were almost all higher at the close on Thursday, as traders digested the latest central bank decision stateside, after the Fed confirmed plans to begin tapering its asset purchases overnight.