Japan’s Nikkei 225 sheds nearly 4% as Asia-Pacific stocks sell off

SINGAPORE — Stocks in Asia-Pacific fell sharply in Friday trade following an overnight drop on Wall Street as a rapid rise in bond yields rattled investor sentiment. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 led losses among the region’s major markets as it fell 3.99% to close at 28,966.01 while the Topix index slipped 3.21% to finish […]

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Asia stocks mixed; China keeps benchmark lending rate unchanged

SINGAPORE — Stocks in Asia-Pacific were mixed in Monday trade as China left its benchmark lending rate unchanged over the weekend. Mainland Chinese stocks were lower by the afternoon, with the Shenzhen component down 1.326% and Shanghai component fractionally lower. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index gained 0.46%. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.96% while […]

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Asia-Pacific stocks rise; mainland China markets remain closed for Lunar New Year holiday

SINGAPORE — Stocks in Asia-Pacific rose in Tuesday morning trade as markets in mainland China remain closed for the Lunar New Year holiday. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 advanced 0.74% in early trade while the Topix index gained 0.43%. South Korea’s Kospi edged 0.52% higher. Stocks in Australia also rose, with the S&P/ASX 200 up […]

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