Category Archives: Asia

Asia markets advance, Trump agrees to honor ‘One China’ policy

Asian markets climbed higher on Friday, following a boost in U.S. equities on the back of President Donald Trump saying he would soon announce a “phenomenal” tax plan. “After backsliding for all of the last week, the Trump-reflation trades are

Asia markets fall as investor sentiment weakens, RBA keeps policy unchanged

Asian markets were negative on Tuesday following the sluggishness in global equities amid risk-off sentiment. Spot gold, viewed as a safe-haven asset, was trading at $1,233.56 per ounce, up for the fifth straight session and at a three-month high. The

Asia markets slip as Trump woes raise safe haven bids, dollar weaken

Asian stocks came under pressure on Thursday as investors flooded into safe haven plays as the administration of President Donald Trump moves on fronts as diverse as Iran, global trade, immigration and the Supreme Court less than two weeks after

China Factory Gauge Signals Stabilization Carried into New Year

China’s official factory gauge started the new year on a robust note, giving policy makers a buffer to transition to neutral policy settings as they prepare for potential trade tensions with a Donald Trump-led White House. Key Points Manufacturing purchasing

Asian shares mostly higher, FOMC meeting eyed

Asian shares were mostly higher on Wednesday after China’s manufacturing sector showed signs of expansion in January and as investors looked ahead to the first review of policy this year by the Fed. China’s official manufacturing Purchasing Mangers Index (PMI)

Asia markets close down; Nikkei off by 1.7% as yen strengthens; BOJ keeps policy steady

Asia markets fell on Tuesday, with Japanese shares dropping sharply, tracking declines on Wall Street overnight on jitters over a new immigration measure taken by the Trump administration. The yen strengthened against the dollar after the Bank of Japan (BOJ)

Asian shares lower; Toshiba drop on reports of lawsuit

Asian shares were lower on Monday as investors eye the international backlash against U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration policy, which has added pressure on the dollar. Several countries have criticized President Trump’s latest executive order to block refugees from seven

U.S. Trade Spat With Japan Offers Lesson as Trump Eyes China

Heightened trade tensions between the world’s two biggest economies. Threats of tariffs and retaliation over a bulging trade deficit. A new U.S. president demanding concessions. Donald Trump isn’t the first U.S. president to take aim at the country’s biggest trade

Asian shares advance after Dow hits 20,000

Japanese and Hong Kong shares were up more than 1 percent on Thursday, taking their cues from the Dow Jones industrial average shooting past 20,000 after a volley of executive orders by President Donald Trump. Japan’s Nikkei 225 climbed 1.81

Japan exports up for first time in 15 months, U.S. protectionism poses risks

By Tetsushi Kajimoto | TOKYO Japan’s exports rose for the first time in 15 months in December on strong sales of electronics and car parts, a positive sign for the export-reliant economy even as U.S. protectionism threatens to hurt trade