Equities

Asian shares rise, China markets closed for holiday

TOKYO (Dow Jones) -- Asian stocks were up on Thursday after U.S. markets restored some stability. The latest global selloff was triggered Tuesday when an official measure of Chinese manufacturing activity for August slumped to a three-year low. Mar...

  • US stocks regain footing

    NEW YORK (Dow Jones) -- U.S. stocks regained their footing Wednesday, rebounding from the prior session's losses as worries over Chinese growth linger. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 293.03 points, or 1.8%, to 16351.38. The S&P 500 added...

  • Beyond China's slowdown

    Structural factors amp up financial market volatility

    TOKYO -- The roller coaster ride for Japan's shares and currency continued unabated Wednesday, and overseas stock markets remained unstable as well. While many see the uncertain outlook for the Chinese economy as the root cause of the volatility, str...

  • Chinese stocks

    Beijing-linked money sparks tug of war before holiday

    HONG KONG -- Shanghai's stock market saw wild swings Wednesday ahead of a four-day break to mark a war anniversary, as sellers fearing a cooling economy competed with buyers expecting government-backed support. After opening down more than 4%, th...

  • Losing investor confidence

    China Resources Enterprise falls on plan to focus on beer

    HONG KONG -- China Resources Enterprise extended losses Wednesday on the stock market here as investors reacted nervously to the company's plan to focus on beer operations amid slowing demand for the beverage in China. The stock sank 3.36% at one...

  • Mahindra & Mahindra

    Automakers and lenders drive decline in Indian indexes

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Indian shares fell to their lowest in over a year despite a move by the government to offer tax relief to foreign investors, as weak U.S. manufacturing data deepened concerns of a global growth slowdown. Shares of automakers ...

  • Asian equities

    China stocks slide despite speculation over funds injection

    HONG KONG -- Chinese stocks continued to struggle Wednesday, after sharp overnight declines in the U.S. and Europe. Global investors are finding it hard to shake concerns about the fundamental weakness of the world's second-largest economy. The b...

  • China stocks reverse losses after brokerages pledge support; Hong Kong flat

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) -- China stocks clawed back sharp early losses on Wednesday amid speculation that the government is putting fresh pressure on brokerages to support the market. Nine Chinese brokerages have pledged additional funds worth over 30...

  • Long-term survival

    Buffett shows how to weather stock market turmoil

    TOKYO -- China's stock market crash last week was felt around the world in one of the biggest global share price drops since the 2008 financial crisis. And stock markets face inevitable volatility risks ahead. Yet, one prominent investor shows us...

  • Equities

    China stocks fall at open after sharp drop in US

    HONG KONG -- Chinese stocks opened lower Wednesday, following sharp declines in the U.S. and Europe overnight. China's benchmark Shanghai Composite Index started the session at 3,027.678, down 4.4%, before falling 4.7% at one point in early-morni...

  • US stocks tumble on weak Chinese data

    NEW YORK (Dow Jones) -- U.S. stocks tumbled Tuesday after weak manufacturing data in China fueled investors' worries about the world's second-largest economy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped about 469 points, or 2.8%, while The S&P 500 d...

  • Volatility continues

    Tokyo stocks plummet again over China worries

    TOKYO -- Japanese stocks plunged again Tuesday amid worries over the Chinese economy, sliding far more sharply than other Asian shares. The Nikkei Stock Average declined 724.79 points -- the third-largest drop this year -- or 3.84% to close at 18...

  • Propping up share prices

    Japanese stock buybacks boom as market slumps

    TOKYO -- As the Nikkei Stock Average slid 8% during August, Japanese companies took the opportunity to step up stock buyback plans. Though some companies like Nippon Telegraph and Telephone aimed to bolster shareholder returns, others such as His...

  • ICICI Bank

    Lenders drag Indian indexes to near one-year lows

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Indian shares fell for the second straight session Tuesday, led by losses in lenders like ICICI Bank, as disappointing manufacturing data from China reinforced concerns of a slowdown in Asia's largest economy and triggered a stee...

  • Market turmoil

    China stocks slide on weak manufacturing data

    HONG KONG -- Chinese stocks continued to fall Tuesday, after manufacturing data deepened investor concern about the fundamental weakness of the world's second-largest economy. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index plunged 4.7% at one point durin...

  • China stocks slump as weak PMIs heighten growth fears; HK also down

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) -- Chinese stocks gyrated wildly on Tuesday, with main indexes tumbling 5 percent at one point as weak manufacturing data laid bare the daunting challenge faced by Beijing as it races to revive a stumbling economy. At the end o...

  • China shares down early on weak manufacturing data

    HONG KONG (Dow Jones) -- Chinese shares are sharply down in early trade, pressured by weak manufacturing data that could add to concerns about the health of the world's No. 2 economy. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index is now off 2.2% at 3134...

  • Wall Street's worst month in 3 years ends on a sour note

    NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Wall Street ended lower on Monday and wrapped up its worst month since 2012 after a senior Federal Reserve official heightened fears among investors of a potential U.S. interest hike in September. Fed Vice Chairman Stanley F...

  • Investor trust

    Shares solid for China's state-owned banks despite tepid profits

    HONG KONG -- Shares of China's four state-controlled banks remain firm even as their earnings are not so impressive. Investors apparently feel comfortable buying them. The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, China Construction Bank, Agricult...

  • Searching for clues

    Japan stocks follow Shanghai's lead amid China uncertainty

    TOKYO -- Japanese stocks have come to closely follow movements of their Shanghai counterparts as a growing number of investors turn to Chinese stocks for hints to the country's business outlook. The focus on Shanghai has grown in the absence of t...