Asian stock markets were mixed early Thursday, following flat trading on Wall Street as renewed worries over Europe's banking system and a strong yen weighed on investor sentiment.Japan's Nikkei 225 index ...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were uneven Wednesday after weakness in U.S. economic data was tempered by an upbeat Australian growth report.KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 was down 0.2 percent to 19,969.02 and South Korea's Kospi fell 0.4 percent to 2,016.41. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 edged down 0.1 percent to 5,259.90. The Shanghai Composite Index added 0.4 percent to 3,468.32 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.3 percent to 22,441.55. Markets in Southeast Asia were mixed.
If it was Greece's intention to crush the Chinese stock market instead of Europe's, well - it succeeded. Because despite the PBOC and politburo throwing everything but QE at the stock market, China stocks closed down sharply on Thursday after another wild trading day as investors shrugged off regulators' intensified efforts to put a floor under the sliding market, by cutting trading fees and easing margin rules, which has now crashed 25% in about two weeks wiping out $2.5 trillion of the peak $10 trillion in Chinese stock market cap as of June 14.
NEW DELHI: The 50-share Nifty index is expected to open lower on Friday following muted trend seen in other Asian markets. If the index fails to build on the momentum, it may then retest its crucial support level of 8,700 in trade today. At 07:30 a.m., Nifty India stock futures in Singapore were trading 6 points higher at 8,717 indicating flat opening on the domestic market. The markets would also react to TCS results for the quarter ended March 31 which came out post market hours on Thursday. Revenue fell for the IT major by 0.8% to $3.9 billion.
Hong Kong (AFP) - Most Asian markets rose on Thursday as dealers took a positive lead from Wall Street and Europe, while the euro held its gains after Greece and its creditors met for crunch talks on reforming its bailout.