TOKYO: Asian shares fell in early trading on Tuesday, while the dollar held near highs scaled in holiday-thinned trading in the previous session. European shares marked a weak finish in thin trade on Monday, with many markets in the region closed for holidays. US markets were also closed for Memorial Day. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.2 per cent in early trade, after eking out a late gain in the previous session. Japan's Nikkei stock index edged up 0.1 per cent, after logging seven straight gains and closing at a fresh 15-year high on Monday.
NEW DELHI: The 50-share Nifty index is expected to open lower on Tuesday following muted trend seen in other Asian markets. Tracking the momentum, the index may retest its crucial psychological level of 8350 in trade today. At 07:30 a.m., Nifty India stock futures in Singapore were trading 11 points higher at 8351 indicating flat-to-negative opening on the domestic market. The 30-stock Sensex ended the day in red at 27,643.88, down 313.62 points. The broader 50-share Nifty closed the session at 8,370.25, down 88.70 points.
SYDNEY: Asian share markets paused near seven-year peaks on Wednesday while investors exited crowded positions in the US dollar as the Federal Reserve wraps up a two-day policy meeting. The broad retreat in the US currency came as a string of soft data seemed to push back the day when the Fed might start lifting rates, and defied a jump in Treasury yields. Trading was thinner on Wednesday with Japanese markets on holiday and little in the way of major data due in Asian time. That helped the dollar index stabilise at 96.111 after touching the lowest since March 5.
LONDON — Concerns over the Chinese economy and the ongoing tensions in Ukraine continued to drive stock markets around the world lower Friday.
The twin worries have had a firm grip over financial markets all week, especially as there’s been a relative dearth of market-moving economic news in the U.S.