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

the markets on the Chinese mainland closed on New Year’s Eve

SINGAPORE – Shares in the Asia-Pacific region were mixed Monday morning – the last trading day in January, with markets in mainland China and South Korea closed for lunar New Year’s Eve. The Nikkei 225 in Japan rose 0.73% while the Topix index rose 0.66%. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index fell 0.1%, while … Read more

Asian equities soar as investors continue to assess risk of ommicron variants

SINGAPORE – Asia-Pacific stocks were higher in trading on Wednesday as investors continued to assess the impact of the ommicron Covid variant. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index gained 0.33%, offsetting previous gains of more than 1%. Mainland China shares were higher, with the Shanghai composite hovering above the flatline and the Shenzhen component rising 0.683%. … Read more