Market Report - Asia
Asia Pacific stocks finished on a mixed note on Tuesday with a small outbreak of Covid-19 in China's Fujian province dragging on that country's stock markets even as Japan's Nikkei-225 hit a more than 31-year high.
Shares in the Asia Pacific region were for the most part only a bit lower overnight, despite the release of weaker-than-expected activity data in the People's Republic of China, but Hong Kong-listed casino shares were hammered.
Asia close: Geopolitical headlines dampen sentiment, China real estate and HK casino operators in focus
Stocks in Asia Pacific failed to catch a bid despite the bounce put in by Wall Street overnight.
Stocks in the Asia Pacific region finished the week on a positive note after the People's Bank of China added short-term liquidity in order to avoid a funding squeeze in the country's banking system.
Markets in Asia closed in a mixed state on Monday, as an affiliate of embattled property giant China Evergrande warned investors in Hong Kong that it was facing a cash crisis.
Stock markets in Asia were mainly in the red at the close on Wednesday, although embattled property development giant China Evergrande rocketed in Hong Kong after it said it was selling a $1. 5bn investment.
Markets in Asia closed in a mixed state on Tuesday, as oil prices crossed the $80-a-barrel threshold, with economists taking the secateurs to their growth forecasts for China.
Markets in Asia finished in a mixed state on Thursday, after data showed factory activity in China unexpectedly contracting in September.
Most markets in Asia were lower on Friday, with Japan’s bourses a stark exception, as jitters around property giant China Evergrande continued.
Markets in Asia were in a mixed state at the close on Thursday, as investors continued to monitor developments around embattled property development giant China Evergrande.
Stocks closed in a mixed state in the Asia-Pacific region on Wednesday, as markets in China returned from an extended long weekend.
Markets in Asia were mixed on Tuesday, with Japan leading the losses as it returned from a long weekend, and bourses in mainland China and Korea remaining closed.
The stock markets that were trading in Asia on Monday were in the red as they closed, with Hong Kong’s bourse leading the losses as Evergrande shares plunged.
Asian markets closed mixed on Monday as a surge in US inflation to a record high and new North Korea missile tests rattled investors.
Markets in Asia were in the green after the last session of the week on Friday as China-focussed video gaming plays rebounded.
Most Asia-Pacific equity markets were on the back foot as they closed on Thursday, with the Chinese technology sector in the red amid fresh regulatory pressure from Beijing.
Markets in Asia closed in a mixed state on Wednesday, as fresh data on Japan’s economy showed it growing by more than expected in the June quarter.
Most markets in Asia were in positive territory on Tuesday, as fresh export data from China for August surprised to the upside.
Stock markets were in positive territory after Monday’s session in Asia, with Tokyo’s main board jumping almost 2%, adding on to the gains it recorded on Friday.
Asian shares finished the week mixed as investors waited on US employment data later on Friday.