Nikkei

Asian Shares, Australian Dollar Rise on Firm China PMI

Asian shares and the Australian dollar rose on Thursday after an upbeat reading on China's factory sector blunted some of the more pessimistic views on the world's second-biggest economy, supporting risk appetite already burnished by a strong session on Wall Street. May 22, 2014
Asian Shares Bounce from 4-week low

Asian Shares Soft, China Slowdown Fears Resurface

Chinese shares led Asia markets down on Monday, as concerns about slower growth in the world's second-biggest economy checked risk appetite and took a large slice off Australian equities. May 19, 2014
An employee counts rupee notes at a cash counter inside a bank in Kolkata.

Rupee Sees Best Week in Eight Months; Hits 11-month High

The rupee strengthened to its highest level in 11 months on Friday and posted its best weekly gain in eight months as the Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies headed towards an overwhelming majority in the country's elections, sending shares to record highs. May 17, 2014
A customer hands a bundle of Indian Rupee currency notes to a teller at a financial institution in Mumbai (Reuters)

State Banks to Seek Market Funds on Modi Growth Hopes

State banks plan to tap capital markets for billions of dollars after a new government takes office, executives and bankers say, betting on a revival in credit demand and giving them a chance to shore up battered balance sheets. May 16, 2014
A customer hands a bundle of Indian Rupee currency notes to a teller at a financial institution in Mumbai (Reuters)

Rupee Hits Near 10-month High, Biggest Gain in Three Weeks

The rupee strengthened to its highest level in about 10 months on Thursday, while also posting its biggest single-day gain in nearly three weeks on the back of sustained dollar inflows into domestic shares ahead of election results. May 15, 2014
Nikkei

Japan Q1 Growth Fastest in more than 2 years Before Tax Hike

Japan's economy grew in the January-March quarter at the fastest pace in more than two years as consumers rushed to spend before a sales-tax hike and business investment rose in a sign of confidence in the prospects for future growth. May 15, 2014
Asian Shares Bounce from 4-week low

Asian Shares Tread Water, Bonds Supported

Asian shares pared early losses on Thursday but held below the previous session's one-month highs, while expectations of credit easing by the European Central Bank knocked yields on U.S. and European bonds. May 15, 2014