Asian stocks take a breather after days of declines
Friday, December 7, 2018, 9:15 AM
Shares in Asia traded cautiously on Friday morning on the back of a report suggesting the U.S. Federal Reserve could consider a slower tempo of increasing interest rates than had been previously expected. The mainland Chinese markets, watched in relation to Beijing's trade dispute with Washington, were cautious in early trade as both the Shanghai composite and the Shenzhen composite were largely flat.
Asian stocks fall on the back of overnight plunge on Wall Street
Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 8:23 AM
Asia markets declined on Wednesday morning amid shaky investor confidence after steep losses on Wall Street overnight. Greater China markets slipped, with Hong Kong's Hang Seng index falling 0.49 percent. The Shanghai composite lost 0.34 percent while the Shenzhen composite declined by 0.4 percent. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.7 percent and Topix index shed 1 percent. South Korea's Kospi fell 0.92 percent.