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Asian Stocks Mixed, Fed Maintains Dovish Stance in March Meeting Minutes

Asia Pacific stocks were mixed Thursday morning, as investors digested the U.S. Federal Reserve’s continued commitment to its supportive policy. Japan’s Nikkei 225fell 0.42% by 10:31 PM ET (2:31 AM GMT). Balance of payments data released earlier in the day was positive, with the adjusted current acount at JPY1.79...

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Asian shares hit 2-week lows, dollar gains as investors scurry for cover

Asian shares skidded to a two-week trough on Wednesday and the dollar neared four-month highs as coronavirus lockdowns in Europe and potential U.S. tax hikes hit risk appetite, leading to a flight to safety. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside of Japan fell 1.3% after losing 0.9% on...

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Asia stocks hesitant as bonds boosted by Turkish tumult

Asian stocks turned mixed and bonds bounced on Monday as a plunge in the Turkish lira sparked talk that capital controls might be needed to stem the rout, though the wider fallout was relatively restrained for the moment. The dollar was trading almost 12% higher versus the lira at...

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Asian stocks recover on firmer futures, retreat in U.S. yields

Asian stocks recovered from earlier losses on Tuesday, lifted by firmer U.S. equity futures and central bank comments aimed at soothing fears about rising bond yields and inflation. A pullback in U.S. bond yields also buoyed equity markets. Japan’s Nikkeirallied 1.02% on Tuesday afternoon, while MSCI’s broadest index of...

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Asian Stocks Up, Amid Warnings About Stock Bubbles

Asia Pacific stocks were up Wednesday morning, over receding worries that global shares have rallied too far too fast during the past year. Investors’ focus is now on the U.S.’ $1.9 trillion stimulus package, with hope growing that it will stimulate the global economic recovery from COVID-19. China’s Shanghai...

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Asian stocks rally, battered bond market tries for stability

Asian shares rallied on Monday as some semblance of calm returned to bond markets after last week’s wild ride, while progress in the huge U.S. stimulus package underpinned optimism about the global economy and sent oil prices higher. China’s official manufacturing PMI out over the weekend missed forecasts, but...

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