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Hong Kong shares end up as casino plays surge HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks rallied Tuesday thanks to a surge in casino shares, while investors await key central bank meetings in the United States and Japan.The Hang Seng Index rose 0.62 percent, or 136.29 points, to end at 22,129.73.The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index advanced 1.14 percent, or 34.34 points, to 3,050.17. The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, rose 1.25 percent, or 25.15 points, to 2,044.96.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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Tokyo stocks slump on oil price drop, yen rally TOKYO: Tokyo shares slumped in early deals on Tuesday as another fall in oil prices and a rally in the yen dented sentiment ahead of two key central bank meetings.Japanese equities tracked a negative lead from Wall Street, where the main indexes moved off last week's record highs on profit-taking and after crude pices dropped sharply.The benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 1.43 percent, or 237.93 points, to sit at 16,382.36 in mid-morning trade, following two ...

Markets - Equity - Asia

Tokyo shares down by break on yen rally, oil price drop TOKYO: Tokyo shares dropped on Tuesday morning as a rally in the yen and another fall in oil prices dented sentiment ahead of closely watched US and Japanese central bank meetings.The benchmark Nikkei 225 index slumped 1.55 percent, or 257.41 points, to end the morning session at 16,362.88, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares lost 1.54 percent, or 20.38 points, to 1,304.98.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

Markets - Equity - Asia

Asia markets move cautiously ahead of bank meetings HONG KONG: Tokyo stocks sank on a strong yen as traders await central bank meetings in Japan and the United States this week, while other Asian markets fluctuated following a negative lead from Wall Street.Promises of monetary easing after last month's shock British EU exit vote led a surge in shares -- and record highs on Wall Street -- but a degree of nervousness has set in as two of the biggest central banks prepare ...

Markets - Equity - Asia

Tokyo shares down by break on yen rally TOKYO: Tokyo shares dropped on Tuesday morning as a rally in the yen and another fall in oil prices dented sentiment ahead of closely watched US and Japanese central bank meetings.Japanese equities opened lower, tracking a negative lead from Wall Street where the main indexes moved off last week's record highs on profit-taking and a drop in crude prices.The Bank of Japan is widely considered to be lining up more easing measures, expectations of which ...

Markets - Equity - Asia

Asian markets drift as dealers await bank meetings HONG KONG: Asian equity traders moved cautiously Monday as another record close on Wall Street was offset by wariness ahead of central bank meetings in Japan and the United States this week.The bank policymakers' gatherings are the first since last month's shock vote in Britain to leave the European Union, which led to promises around the world to provide support to financial markets.The pledges have fanned a surge across global markets, with the Dow and ...

Markets - Equity - Asia

Hong Kong shares end marginally lower HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks ended slightly lower Monday as investors took profits from the recent rally while they await key central bank policy meetings this week in Japan and the United States.The Hang Seng Index shed 0.07 percent, or 15.33 points, to end at 21,948.94.But the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index added 0.10 percent, or 3.01 points, to 3,015.83 and the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, edged up 0.01 percent, ...