Equities

Market Scramble: New yield policy fails to lift bank shares

TOKYO -- Bank stocks were left out of a Tuesday rally in the Tokyo market ahead of a key dividend deadline, underscoring skepticism about the purported benefits of the latest shift in monetary policy.The Nikkei Stock Average made a solid showing Tues...

  • TSE's second section hits 7-month high

    TOKYO -- The index for the Tokyo Stock Exchange's second section rose for a fifth straight session Tuesday, reaching its highest since early February.The index featuring medium-sized companies closed 12.22 points higher at 4,420.73, up 0.28%. Individ...

  • Indian shares slip for third day as heavyweights, lenders drag

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) - Indian shares fell Tuesday, as weakness in index heavyweights and lenders eroded early gains stemming from improved risk appetite after Democrat Hillary Clinton seemed to dominate a U.S. presidential debate.The benchmark BSE Sense...

  • Malaysian shares extend losses on profit booking

    KUALA LUMPUR (NewsRise) - Malaysian shares fell for a second session Tuesday, led by losses in lenders, as traders took profits after last week's stellar gains.The nation's benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI fell 0.3% to 1,664.72 points Tuesday, exte...

  • Wall St drops as investors brace for presidential debate

    NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Wall Street fell on Monday as Deutsche Bank weighed on financials and investors hunkered down for the first debate between U.S. presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.Big banks led the declines as investors wor...

  • Indian shares slide with region as U.S. presidential debate looms

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- India shares slipped for a second consecutive session Monday, as investors turned risk averse ahead of a U.S. presidential debate in the run up to elections in the world's largest economy.The benchmark BSE Sensex ended 1.3% lower...

  • Malaysian shares slip on crude weakness, U.S. presidential debate eyed

    KUALA LUMPUR (NewsRise) - Malaysian shares fell for the first time in five sessions Monday, hurt by a slump in crude oil prices and as investors turned cautious ahead of a U.S. presidential debate later today.The nation's benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysi...

  • South Korea stocks down; Lotte Shopping, Hyundai Motor slide

    SEOUL (Reuters) -- South Korean shares edged lower on Monday, taking their cue from losses on Wall Street while Lotte Shopping Co slipped after local prosecutors requested an arrest warrant for the group's chairman.The Korea Composite Stock Price Ind...

  • Wall Street falls as energy lags; stocks end week up

    NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Wall Street retreated on Friday as lower oil prices weighed on energy shares and Facebook and Apple declined, but major indexes still posted gains for the week.Energy was the worst-performing major S&P sector, dropping 1.3 perce...

  • Indian shares end week up on Fed, BoJ policies

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) - Indian shares ended a choppy week higher, as global sentiment improved after the Bank of Japan modified its policy framework and the U.S. Federal Reserve signaled a slower pace of rate increases in the future.However, deep losses ...

  • Malaysian shares end week higher after Fed, BoJ policies

    KUALA LUMPUR (NewsRise) -- Malaysian shares posted their best weekly performance since early August, as the Federal Reserve's cautious stance on interest rates and Bank of Japan's decision to target the nation's yield curve boosted global sentiment.T...

  • China's PPP scheme drives up shares of environment-related companies

    HONG KONG -- Shares of environment-related companies have soared in anticipation of the Chinese government's "public-private partnership" scheme boosting private investment in infrastructure projects.Since mid-September, speculation has been circulat...

  • Cheung Kong Infrastructure shares rise on its reported bid for UK gas business

    HONG KONG -- Shares of infrastructure builder Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings rose on the Hong Kong market, at one point reaching 69.500 Hong Kong dollars, up HK$1.650 or 2.43%, in Friday trading after a news report prompted investor expectations...

  • Tencent shares hit all-time high on hopes for VR, ad revenue

    HONG KONG -- Shares in Tencent Holdings hit a new high in Hong Kong as investors bet that the Chinese internet giant will hit big with virtual reality and ever-growing advertising revenue.

  • Wall St extends Fed-fueled rally; Nasdaq hits new high

    NEW YORK (Reuters) -- U.S. stocks climbed on Thursday, with big tech names leading broad gains, building on strength from a day earlier that was fueled by the Federal Reserve's decision to stand pat on interest rates.The S&P 500 tallied its best two-...

  • Indian shares rise as Fed pauses, signals slower rate increases

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) - Indian shares posted their first gain in three sessions Thursday, taking cues from a global market rally after the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged and indicated a slower pace of future hikes.The benchmark BSE Sensex ...

  • Malaysian shares, ringgit rise with region after Fed stands pat

    KUALA LUMPUR (NewsRise) -- Malaysian shares and the ringgit rose Thursday, as risk sentiment improved after the U.S. Federal Reserve held interest rates steady and trimmed expectations about the pace of future increases.The nation's benchmark FTSE Bu...

  • Asian shares surge, dollar lags on slow-motion Fed

    SINGAPORE/SYDNEY (Reuters) -- Asian shares surged on Thursday, taking their cue from Wall Street, after the Federal Reserve left U.S. interest rates unchanged and slowed the pace of future hikes, slugging the dollar and lifting commodity prices.MSCI'...

  • Wall St rallies after Fed stands pat on rates

    NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Wall Street racked up gains on Wednesday after the U.S. Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged, for now leaving intact the low-rate environment that has helped underpin the bull market.The Nasdaq closed at a record high.T...

  • Market Scramble: Investors fed up with BOJ-driven market

    TOKYO -- Japanese and overseas investors alike are growing weary of the outsize role Japan's central bank plays in dictating the direction of the stock market here.The Bank of Japan's decision against pushing interest rates further into negative terr...