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Hong Kong stocks down at break, snap six-day rally HONG KONG: Shares sank in Hong Kong Tuesday morning as investors cashed in profits after a six-day rally, with another record close on Wall Street unable to provide support.The Hang Seng Index slipped 0.63 percent, or 136.78 points, to 21,666.4 by the break.The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.71 percent, or 21.61 points, to 3,021.95 and the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, lost 0.54 percent, or 10.97 points, to 2,016.91.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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Hong Kong stocks open lower on profit-taking HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks retreated in the first few minutes of trade Tuesday after racking up six straight gains, with investors disregarding another record close on Wall Street.The Hang Seng Index edged down 0.32 percent, or 68.84 points, to 21,734.34.And the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index slipped 0.11 percent, or 3.33 points, to 3,040.23, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, edged down 0.08 percent, or 1.65 points, to 2,026.23.Copyright ...

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Tokyo stocks up by break, SoftBank plunges on ARM buy TOKYO: Tokyo stocks rose Tuesday morning as some exporters got a lift and after Wall Street powered to record highs, but SoftBank plunged as investors baulked at its $32 billion purchase of iPhone chip designer ARM Holdings.The benchmark Nikkei 225 index climbed 0.47 percent, or 78.32 points, to 16,576.17 by break, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares gained 0.32 percent, or 4.28 points, to 1,321.38.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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China stocks close lower on slower house price gains SHANGHAI: China stocks closed lower on Monday as real estate and construction shares sold off after data showed house price gains slowing in June. Property shares led indexes lower with the Shanghai Composite property sub-index down 0.7 percent.The CSI300 index of the largest-listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen fell 0.4 percent, to 3,262.02, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.4 percent, to 3,043.56 points.Copyright Reuters, 2016 ...

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Hong Kong stocks clock up sixth-straight gain HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks rose again Monday, chalking up a sixth consecutive advance following another record close on Wall Street that was fuelled by forecast-beating US data.The Hang Seng Index added 0.66 percent, or 143.93 points, to 21,803.18.But the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.35 percent, or 10.74 points, to 3,043.56 and the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, lost 0.53 percent, or 10.85 points, to 2,027.88.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), ...

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Asian markets extend rally after US record HONG KONG: Asian stock markets mostly rose again Monday following another record close on Wall Street, but gains were tempered by profit-taking following last week's global rally.Expectations that central banks around the world will introduce fresh stimulus for their economies lit a fire under equities and high-risk assets last week, while confidence was further boosted by another round of upbeat US data.Official figures Friday showed US retail sales beating forecasts, reinforcing the view that the ...

Markets - Equity - Asia

Asian markets extend rally after US record HONG KONG: Asian stock markets mostly rose again Monday following another record close on Wall Street but gains were tempered by profit-taking following last week's global rally.Expectations that central banks around the world will introduce fresh stimulus for their economies lit a fire under equities and high-risk assets last week, while confidence was further boosted by another round of upbeat US data.Official figures Friday showed US retail sales beating forecasts, reinforcing the view that the ...