Nikkei edges up on weak yen; Continental profit warning hurts autos

By Ayai Tomisawa TOKYO, Aug 23 : Japan’s Nikkei edged up on Thursday after a weak yen supported overall sentiment, but a profit warning by Germany’s Continental dragged down auto stocks and tire makers. The Nikkei share average rose 0.2 percent to 22,412.90 in midmorning trade. Analysts said that investors are sticking to the sidelines […]

Australian shares regain momentum, led by financials; NZ flat

By Nikhil Nainan Undated, July 24 : Australian shares climbed on Tuesday, with financial shares tracking their Wall Street counterparts higher and gains in other bourses in the region supporting investor sentiment. The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 0.6 percent, or 36.1 points to 6,263.7 by 0200 GMT. The benchmark slid 0.9 percent on Monday. “It […]

Australian shares rise as investors hunt for bargains; NZ flat

By Nikhil Nainan Undated, July 5 : Australian shares rose in light trade on Thursday, with financials accounting for more than half the gains, as investors shopped for bargains with little guidance from U.S. financial markets, which were closed for Independence Day. The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 0.5 percent, or 31.6 points to 6,215.0 by […]

Nikkei flat in choppy trade as trade war woes pressures; Kikkoman soars

By Ayai Tomisawa TOKYO, June 20 : Japan’s Nikkei share average was flat in choppy trade on Wednesday morning as firms that rely on China demand tumbled on trade war worries, with machine tool makers and shippers posting multi-month lows, which offset gains in defensive stocks. The Nikkei was flat at 22,287.42 at the midday […]

Australian shares slip on financials; NZ rises on a2 Milk

By Aditya Soni Undated, May 24 : Australian shares edged down on Thursday, with banks leading the way lower. The S&P/ASX 200 index, which has lost ground the past five sessions, was down 9.50 points, or 0.2 percent, to 6023.0 at 0324 GMT. The benchmark declined 0.2 percent on Wednesday. Thursday’s biggest gainer was gambling […]

Aussie shares firm as miners gain; New Zealand at record high

By Ambar Warrick Undated, May 11 : Australian shares were on track to end the week higher as a spillover of positive sentiment from Wall Street, coupled with stronger material stocks prompted extended gains in local equities. The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 18 points or 0.31 percent to 6,137.6 by 0239 GMT. The benchmark rose […]