Thursday, April 24, 2014
Shares were mixed Wednesday, as weak data from China sapped the upward momentum from an overnight rally on a flurry of deals in the pharmaceutical sector.
The dollar was mixed against the yen and euro in Asia on Wednesday, with traders looking for developments in U.S.-Japan free trade talks as President Barack Obama arrives in Tokyo for the start of an Asian tour.
The price of oil fell 19 cents to 101.56 in Asia on Wednesday as traders awaited weekly data expected to show rising U.S. crude stockpiles.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The dollar held steady in Asia Tuesday ahead of U.S. housing data, while the yen was under pressure after a record Japanese trade deficit boosted speculation of more central bank monetary easing.
The price of oil slipped closer to US$104 a barrel Monday as investors weighed expectations of rising U.S. crude stockpiles against tensions in Ukraine.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Global stocks were mixed Monday in light trading after Japan reported a record annual trade deficit and investors looked ahead to economic data this week from China and South Korea.
Chinese stocks tumbled 1.52 percent Monday on fears of a possible market glut after authorities revealed a list of several firms planning initial public offerings (IPOs).
The yen was weaker against the dollar and the euro in quiet Asian trade Monday after data showed Japan's trade deficit quadrupled year-on-year in March.
The price of oil edged down Monday but stayed above US$104 per barrel as investors watched simmering tensions in Ukraine.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Asian markets mostly rose while the dollar edged up in holiday-narrowed trade on Friday following a mixed lead from Wall Street and news of a deal between Russia and the West to ease Ukraine tensions.