Japan’s Nikkei drops as investors watch Ukraine situation, oil

SINGAPORE – Shares in Japan led losses in Asia-Pacific during Monday trade as investors monitor developments from the Covid situation in Hong Kong to tensions between Russia and Ukraine. The Nikkei 225 dropped 2% in morning trade while the Topix index shed 1.8%. South Korea’s Kospi declined 1.34%. Elsewhere, the S & P / ASX … Read more

Investors react to US inflation, Treasury yields

SINGAPORE – Shares in Asia-Pacific were mixed in Friday trade, as investors in the region reacted to the Thursday release of a hotter-than-expected US consumer inflation report that pushed the 10-year Treasury yield past 2%. Mainland Chinese stocks were mixed by afternoon, with the Shanghai composite rising 0.34% while the Shenzhen component shed 0.306%. Hong … Read more

Investors await US inflation data, RBI rate decision

SINGAPORE – Shares in Asia-Pacific were mixed in Thursday morning trade as investors await the release of US consumer inflation data. Mainland Chinese stocks were lower in morning trade, with the Shanghai composite down 0.19% while the Shenzhen component dipped 0.137%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index, on the other hand, advanced 0.44%. Hong Kong-listed shares … Read more