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As of 19:10 30 September 2016 - Market closed
index value 23297.15 index change: -442.32 index change percentage: down -1.86%
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23435.29
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23297.15
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24099.70
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18319.58

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Today 30.09.2016

06:31

Asia stocks head lower

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Financial shares in Asia have been rattled by concerns over Deutsche Bank.

In China, Hong Kong's Hang Seng fell 1.3%.

But shares on the Chinese mainland held firm.

Shares in Tokyo were undermined by a stronger yen. The Nikkei 225 fell by 1.4%. 

In Australia, the ASX 200 was lower by 0.5% while the Kospi in South Korea lost 1%. 

Yesterday 29.09.2016

09:37

Asian stocks rally on Opec output cut

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Energy firms led a rally in Asian stock markets, after Opec promised a cut in production and oil prices surged.

In Hong Kong, Chinese oil company CNOOC surged more than 5%, PetroChina climbed more than 3%, while Australia's Woodside Petroleum was up more than 7% and BHP Billiton added nearly 5%.

The gains pulled regional stock markets higher, with Tokyo's Nikkei 225 closing up 1.4% and Australia's ASX 200 added 1.1%. 

In Seoul, the Kospi gained 0.8%, while the Shanghai Composite climbed 0.4% and Hong Kong's Hang Seng ended the trading day 0.5% higher.

06:01

Opec deal boosts Asian markets

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Asia's main markets are higher, led by Japanese and Australian stocks. 

The oil sector has boosted the region's biggest stock market, the Nikkei 225, which is up nearly 1.5%, while Australia's ASX 200 is 1.1% higher.

Energy companies are leading a rally after Opec oil producing nations agreed to cut production for the first time in eight years. 

Japan Petroleum has soared 9.5%, Chinese oil producer CNOOC has jumped more than 5%, Australia's Woodside Petroleum has leapt close to 7% and BHP Billiton is adding 4%.

In South Korea, the Kospi is 0.8% higher.

Chinese stocks are making more modest gains, with Hong Kong's Hang Seng up 0.6%, while the Shanghai Composite is trading around 0.5% higher.

28.09.2016

09:53

Asian stock markets close lower

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Asian stock markets have retreated, led by a fall in Japanese stocks. 

The Nikkei 225, closed 1.3% lower as the strengthening yen dampened investors' buying appetite. 

In China, Hong Kong's Hang Seng fell 0.4%, while on the mainland the Shanghai Composite lost 0.3% at the close. 

China's fifth largest lender, Postal Savings Bank, raised $7.4b (£5.7bn) in its stock market debut in Hong Kong but trading was flat. 

Shares in Standard Chartered Bank fell 2% in Hong Kong after it acknowledged that it is under investigation by the US Department of Justice over claims that an Indonesian subsidiary had paid bribes to secure contracts. 

In South Korea, the Kospi lost 0.5% but Australia's ASX200 closed slightly higher, up 0.1%.

27.09.2016

10:14

Asian markets close higher

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Most Asian stock markets have ended the day higher, with shares in Hong Kong leading the region. 

The Hang Seng closed up 1.1%, while China's Shanghai Composite climbed 0.6%.

Asia's biggest market, Japan's Nikkei 225, finished 0.8% higher. 

The region's key markets got a bounce as Democrat Hillary Clinton was seen by some investors as the victor over her Republican rival Donald Trump in the first US presidential debate. 

South Korea's Kospi rose 0.8%, while Australia's ASX 200 bucked the trend with a 0.5% fall. 

06:21

Asia markets reverse losses

Andreas Illmer
Business reporter in Singapore
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Asian traders and investors have been nervously watching the first US presidential debate. Markets began the day lower, but most now seem to have breathed a sigh of relief given Hillary Clinton's strong performance. 

The region's biggest market, Japan's Nikkei 225, is 0.4% higher, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng has added 1.2%. 

In mainland China, the Shanghai Composite is flat, while South Korea's index is up 0.7%.  

Australia's ASX 200 has let the side down, however, with a 0.5% fall. 

26.09.2016

09:32

Asian stocks slump

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Asian stock markets continued their downward slide to close lower on Monday. 

They've gone backwards after rallying last week on the back of central bank decisions in the US and Japan to keep interest rates on hold. 

The region's biggest market, Japan's Nikkei 225, ended the trading day down 1.3%. 

In China, the Shanghai Composite fell 1.8% while Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index slid 1.6%.

South Korea's Kospi and Australia's ASX 200 both closed flat.

06:36

Asia's stock markets slide

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Asia's stock markets have fallen at the start of the new trading week after last week's rally sparked by the US and Japanese central banks' decisions to keep rates on hold. 

The region's biggest market, the Nikkei 225, was down 0.9% as investors sold off shares in exporters - hurt by a stronger yen - and energy stocks were dragged down by lower oil prices. 

In China, the Shanghai Composite fell 0.8% and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong was down by 0.7%. 

Analysts say oil prices will have a big influence on the direction the markets take for the early part of the week. 

Opec is due to meet for informal talks, with hopes that members will agree on a production freeze. A failure to do so could push prices lower. 

The Kospi in South Korea is down 0.6%, while Australia's ASX 200 is flat.

23.09.2016

10:42

Asia stocks lose steam

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Asian shares lost momentum on Friday, with the region's biggest market, the Nikkei 225, down by 0.3% as a stronger yen hit the outlook for Japanese exporters' profits.

In China, both the Shanghai Composite and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong were also down by 0.3%. 

The losses come after global stocks rallied when the US and Japanese central banks decided to keep their easy-money policies in place. 

The Kospi in South Korea ended flat and only Australia's ASX 200 managed to clock some gains, wrapping the day 1.1% higher, seeing its biggest weekly gain in two months.

06:15

Nikkei down on stronger yen

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Japanese shares traded lower on Friday as the strengthening yen hurt exporters' prospects. 

The Nikkei 225 is down 0.2% with most of the country's main car makers trading lower. 

Chinese markets traded sideways with both the Hang Seng in Hong Kong and the mainland Shanghai Composite flat just after midday. 

South Korea's Kospi is also flat while in Australia, the ASX 200 is up by 1%, led by financial stocks still rallying on Wednesday's Fed decision not to raise interest rates. 

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