With Tokyo closed for a public holiday on Monday, Hong Kong and Shanghai set the tone with both exchanges seeing losses in early trading.
KUALA LUMPUR: Share prices on Bursa Malaysia were slightly higher at Monday's opening, despite the mixed performance seen in regional markets following the slowdown...
Asian shares open mixed despite the rebound on Wall Street, lifted by gains in technology stocks and after the Federal Reserve’s statement signalled a healthy US economy.
A dealer says KLSE is tracking Asian stocks which open mixed as investors assessed commentary from the Federal Reserve.
However, on the broader market, gainers led losers 119 to 73, with 170 unchanged, 1,542 untraded and 98 others suspended.
NEW YORK: The S&P 500 fell on Tuesday as chipmakers were dented by ratings downgrades and utilities declined ahead of an expected Federal Reserve...
The equities market is expected to come under further pressure today after the US and China hit each other with their biggest round of tariffs.
Hong Kong stocks extend this week's rally on hopes China and the US will eventually resolve their trade dispute.
On the broader market, gainers led losers 231 to 80, with 190 unchanged, 1,392 untraded and 33 others suspended.
Hong Kong and Shanghai each dropped 0.2% in early business, while Singapore and Seoul lost 0.1%, Manila shed one% and Taipei gave up 0.3%.
Shares in Thomson Reuters, which had been suspended prior to the announcement, were trading at C$58.15 at 11:17 am ET in Toronto.
The outage, which affected trading and stock exchange releases, began just after 1119 local time (2319 GMT Monday), and remained unresolved throughout the afternoon.
Regulators seek to shield retail investors using the nation’s stock link with Hong Kong from less widely understood securities.
Foreigners sold US$375.6 million of stocks in two days after markets reopened this week.
The iShares MSCI Malaysia ETF, known as EWM, clawed back most of Wednesday’s loss.
Minister Hong Nam-ki says the government's basic rule is to prevent any illegal acts or uncertainties regarding cryptocurrency trade.
Traders are running out of places to hide in a nation where market declines have a habit of snowballing.
While the biggest virtual currency sank as much as 16%, the others such as Ripple, Ether and Litecoin all tumbled at least 14%.
Shortly after the introduction of regulated futures in the US, Bitcoin has wiped out more than half its value.
Despite another stomach-churning week for cryptocurrencies, analysts say they are here to stay.
Beijing will gradually clean up over-the-counter trading platforms, peer-to-peer networks and Chinese-based firms which allow trading overseas.
While market participants are still heavily divided over the digital currency’s utility, value and safety, they expect the futures contract to offer a legitimate means for institutions to bet on bitcoin.
Trading for afternoon session started at 2.30pm.