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Asian stocks mixed, Japan GDP eyed HONG KONG: Asian markets were mixed Friday a profit-taking offset another record close for the Dow on Wall Street, while Tokyo reversed morning losses to end on a high as the dollar broke the 116 yen barrier.The generally upbeat outlook provided support and capped any losses, while attention will turn to this weekend's G20 summit and the release Monday of Japanese growth data.Tokyo added 0.56 percent, or 98.04 points, to 17,490.83 -- its highest since July 2007 -- and Sydney rose 0.21 percent, or 11.60 points, to 5,454.3, while Seoul fell 0.78 percent, or 15.37 points, to close at 1,945.14.In the final trading session before the launch of a cross-exchange connection, Shanghai ended 0.27 percent, or 6.78 points, lower at 2,478.82 while in the late afternoon Hong Kong gained 0.28 percent, or 67.44 points, to 24,087.38. After a turbulent October, global equities have enjoyed a strong run this month, largely ...


Markets - Equity - Asia

Hong Kong shares end 0.28pc higher HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks ended up 0.28 percent Friday following another record close on Wall Street, while investors look ahead to the start next week of the much-anticipated link-up with the Shanghai exchange.The Hang Seng Index added 67.44 points to 24,087.38 on turnover of HK$72.63 billion ($9.37 billion).The Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect launches Monday giving traders in each market access to the other, with expectations for almost $4 billion of transactions taking place daily.Shares ...

Markets - Equity - Asia

Tokyo stocks close up 0.56pc, Nikkei 225 index at the TSE rose 98.04 points TOKYO: Tokyo stocks rose 0.56 percent on Friday to a more than seven-year high, recovering earlier losses after the yen slid further against the dollar.The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose 98.04 points to 17,490.83, its best close since July 2007, while the Topix index of all first-section shares gained 0.78 percent, or 10.90 points, to 1,400.41.The market opened in the red as investors cashed in on their recent gains, but ...

Markets - Equity - Asia

Tokyo stocks close up 0.56pc TOKYO: Tokyo stocks rose 0.56 percent on Friday to a more than seven-year high, recovering earlier losses after the yen slid further against the dollar in late trading.The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose 98.04 points to 17,490.83, its best close since July 2007, while the Topix index of all first-section shares gained 0.78 percent, or 10.90 points, to 1,400.41.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014

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Tokyo stocks slip 0.36PC by break, Nikkei 225 index at the TSE eased 62.40 points TOKYO: Tokyo stocks slipped 0.36 percent Friday morning despite another record close on Wall Street, as profit-takers moved in after a recent rally, while the yen clawed back some losses against the dollar.The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange eased 62.40 points to 17,330.39, while the Topix index of all first-section shares was nearly flat, edging down 0.55 points to 1,388.96.Japanese stocks are likely to trade in a tight range Friday, as ...

Markets - Equity - Asia

Hong Kong stocks flat by lunch HONG KONG: Hong Kong shares ended the morning session marginally higher Friday following another record close on Wall Street, but profit-taking capped gains.The benchmark Hang Seng Index edged up 18.29 points to 24,038.23 on turnover of HK$35.72 ($4.61 billion).Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014

Markets - Equity - Asia

China shares down in morning trade SHANGHAI: Chinese shares eased in morning trade on Friday following another weak batch of data that adds to concerns about the world's number two economy, dealers said.The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index slid 0.28 percent, or 7.01 points, to 2,478.60.The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, fell 0.35 percent, or 4.70 points, to 1,321.08.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014