Tag: Asian stocks
Investors say Singapore is still a bright spot in a global equity market marred by trade tensions and slowing economic growth as dividends continue to be paid out.
Concerns over a concurrent US-China trade war remain high, prompting a rush on safe-haven assets such as bonds, gold and the Japanese yen.
Strong American economic data, including Thursday's report showing an increase in durable goods sales in June, has investors fearing a less dovish Federal Reserve announcement.
Investors are still keeping an eye on the corporate reporting season, which has been broadly positive.
Oil prices extended last week's gains after Iran seized a British tanker in the Gulf, fuelling fresh concerns about supplies and a possible conflict in the tinderbox Middle East.
Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo were all well down in the morning, while there were also losses in Singapore and Taipei.
Tokyo stocks open higher, extending rallies on Wall Street after dovish testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell that offered the prospect of looser monetary policy.
Stocks in Asia look set to trade mixed after US equities made little headway and investors await clues on policy from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell.
Most Asian markets extend losses as investors re-evaluated the Federal Reserve's interest rate options following last week's strong US jobs report.
Asian stocks look set for a muted start to trading with no direction from their US counterparts thanks to the American holiday.
The average daily trading volume on the MSCI Asia Pacific Index jumps to a potential record high despite worries on trade war uncertainty, global growth worries and slumping profit estimates.
Asia-Pacific companies rides a global groundswell in demand for environmental, social and governance (ESG) loans and other feel-good investments.
Asian markets largely tumble on Monday, tracking global losses as Wall Street clocked its worst month this year, with investors opting for safe-haven assets in the wake of intensifying trade tensions.
European stocks and US equity futures turned lower on Wednesday as the global shares rebound struggled to maintain its momentum. Meanwhile, China led gains as speculation increased that Beijing will boost stimulus after data showed the economy lost steam.
Equities are on the back foot across the region after disappointing Chinese manufacturing data underscores concerns about the global economic slowdown.
Traders will now be on the lookout for any signs of progress on trade which are enough to build on equities.
Global trade remained in focus as the European Union vowed prompt retaliation if the US imposes tariffs on imported vehicles.
Hopes of a positive outcome from US-China talks buoy market performance in Asia.
Asian stocks shone after a forecast-beating set of US company earnings improved the mood on world equity markets.
Earnings and US monetary policy have become the main drivers of market sentiment this week.
While the slump in Italian bonds that spilt over into global risk assets has abated, the prospect of snap Italian elections continues to loom.