Asia shares set for choppy session after S&P 500 hits record high

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A man walks past a stock quotation board at a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan By Chibuike Oguh (Reuters) – Asian equities are set for a choppy trading session on Friday after technology stocks lifted the to a new record even as investors weighed an unexpected rise in the number of Americans […]

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Asia shares set for sluggish start after Wall Street retreats from record highs

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A man stands on an overpass with an electronic board showing Shanghai and Shenzhen stock indexes in Shanghai By Chibuike Oguh (Reuters) – Asia equities are set for a sluggish open on Wednesday after Wall Street pulled back from record highs reached in previous sessions, as investors eye the upcoming earnings […]

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Asia shares set to rise after S&P 500, Dow hit records on strong economic data

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A man walks past a stock quotation board at a brokerage in Tokyo By Chibuike Oguh (Reuters) – Asian equities are poised to rise on Tuesday after the and Dow indexes set records as a streak of strong U.S. economic data fueled optimism even as a smaller-than-expected climb in 10-year Treasury […]

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Economic calendar due from Asia today – Monday 05 April 2021

Good morning/afternoon/evening and welcome to Monday!  Its a market holiday in New Zealand and Australia today and across most of Europe and the UK  which will thin trading out. Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and China are in. I’ll be popping in from time to time before back to normal on Tuesday. On the data calendar […]

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Economic calendar due from Asia today, Friday 2 April 2021, is nearly empty

Its a holiday across much of Asia, including for me! So, I won’t be around too much but will pop in from time to time. 2350 GMT will bring data from Japan, March monetary base. Via Investopedia: The monetary base is the total amount of a currency that is either in general circulation in the […]

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Global oil markets under pressure as Asia destocks, China imports slowed

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Crude oil storage tanks are seen in an aerial photograph at the Cushing oil hub By Florence Tan, Olga Yagova and Devika Krishna Kumar (Reuters) – Crude oil producers from Europe, Africa and the United States faced difficulties selling to Asia, especially China, as buyers took cheaper oil from storage while […]

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Asia stocks set to fall, pressured by soaring T-note yields

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A man walks past a stock quotation board at a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan By Elizabeth Dilts Marshall NEW YORK (Reuters) – Asian stocks are set to open mostly lower on Friday, pressured by U.S. Treasury yields that rose to 14-month highs overnight and oil prices, which fell by their biggest […]

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Prudential’s U.S. spin-off plan on track as Asia drives profit rise

© Reuters. The logo of British life insurer Prudential is seen on their building in London By Carolyn Cohn LONDON (Reuters) – British insurer Prudential (NYSE:) expects to split off its U.S. business in the second quarter, it said on Wednesday as it posted a 4% rise in full-year operating profit on the back of […]

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Markets steady in early Asia trading amid regional holidays

© Reuters. A man wearing a protective mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, stands in front of an electric board showing Nikkei index outside a brokerage in Tokyo By David Henry (Reuters) – In early trading on Friday global markets were holding steady or slipping a bit as investors looked over mixed data and […]

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