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Asia markets end lower

Ashleigh Nghiem
Business reporter in Singapore
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Heightened fears of protectionism in the policies of US-president elect Donald Trump have led Asian stock markets lower. 

The big losers were Hong Kong's Hang Seng, which sank 1.4%, and the ASX200 in Sydney, which fell more than 1%. 

On the Chinese mainland, the Shanghai Composite dropped 0.9%. South Korea's Kospi lost nearly 0.7% in value, while Japan's Nikkei 225 was down 0.5%.

Asian emerging market stocks lost 5.5% in the week after the election on 8 November and have since recovered 1.6%.


Asian investors look at Italy, US

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Asia shares traded lower on Friday with investors cautious ahead of a US employment data later in the day and that referendum in Italy over the weekend.

The region's biggest market, Japan's Nikkei 225, ended down 0.5%. 

In South Korea, the Kospi closed 0.7% lower, while Australia's ASX 200 lost 1%.

Chinese markets are still trading and the Shanghai Composite is  down 0.9%, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng is 1.3% lower. 



Sydney and Tokyo led Asia higher

Ashleigh Nghiem
Business reporter in Singapore
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Asian investors were upbeat after the Opec deal to reduce oil production.

Japan's Nikkei 225 and Australia's ASX200 were the big winners, with both markets closing 1.1% higher. 

South Korea's Kospi was marginally higher. 

While the Chinese mainland, the Shanghai Composite rose 0.7%, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng added nearly 0.4%.


Asian shares rally on Opec decision

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Markets across Asia have seen stocks rally on the back of Opec agreeing its last-minute deal to cut oil production. 

Shares in Japan also profited from a weaker yen providing a boost to the country's exporters. 

The Nikkei 225 is up 1% with energy companies being among the biggest winners. Earlier in the day, the index had jumped as much as 2.3%. 

Hong Kong's Hang Seng also moved 0.6% higher while the mainland benchmark Shanghai Composite is up 0.5%. 

Australia also saw stocks lifted by the post-Opec optimism, the ASX 200 closed up by 1.1%.

In South Korea, the Kospi index remained flat. 



Asian markets await Opec meeting

Andreas Illmer
Business reporter in Singapore
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Shares in Asia ended a day of subdued trading with investors nervously awaiting the outcome of the Opec meeting. 

Japan's Nikkei 225 closed flat, ignoring some slightly optimistic economic data on consumer confidence and housing prices released in the morning. 

In China, Hong Kong's Hang Seng also closed flat while the Shanghai Composite finished 1% lower. 

In Australia, the ASX 200 was down 0.3%, while South Korea's Kospi index ended the day 0.3% higher. 


US growth fails to lifts Asian markets

Andreas Illmer
Business reporter in Singapore
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Asian shares have seen a muted reaction to the strong US growth data out yesterday. 

Japan's Nikkei 225 is flat despite government figures showing higher housing prices and a rebound in consumer confidence.

In China, the Shanghai Composite is down by 1.1%, while in Hong Kong, the Hang Seng did pick up on the strong US data and moved higher by 0.3% higher. 

Australia's ASX 200 closed 0.3% lower, while the Kospi in South Korea is up by 0.4%.



Japan's Nikkei heads lower

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Japanese shares edged lower on Tuesday, with the Nikkei 225 down 0.2%. 

Investor sentiment continues to be pulled down by a firmer yen while the weak close on Wall Street is weighing down stocks across Asia. 

In China, the mainland benchmark Shanghai Composite is flat while Hong Kong's Hang Seng index is down by 0.3%

Australia's ASX 200 and South Korea's Kospi index are both also flat. 



Nikkei ends the week at an 11-month high

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Tokyo's main share index the Nikkei 225  index closed at an 11-month high on Friday.

And again it's the sharp drop in the yen that's being given the credit - making exports more competitive and profitable. 

So why is the yen dropping? Well it's one of a string of currencies that has fallen against the dollar - on predictions that we'll see a US rate rise by the end of the year,



Falling yen continues to boost Japan exporters

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Stocks in Tokyo rose on Thursday, as the continuing fall of the yen pushed up the share price of exporters.

The Nikkei 225 index had added 1% by mid-afternoon trading.

A weakening currency helps companies selling abroad see better profits when their income is converted to the Japanese currency.



Asia lifted by Wall Street highs

Leisha Chi
Business reporter in Singapore
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The market bulls are showing no sign of slowing down.

Asian bourses are trading higher after Wall Street's main indices ended at record highs for the second day in a row. 

The Dow surpassed 19,000 points for the first time while the S&P rose 0.2% and the tech-heavy Nasdaq gained 0.3%.

Sydney's benchmark S&P/ASX 200 rose 1.3% to 5,484.40 while New Zealand stocks gained 0.5%.

In Seoul the Kospi added 0.3% to end at 1,989.80. Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore stocks also rose.

Japan's markets are closed for a public holiday.

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