A specialist trader works at a Virtu Financial booth on the floor of the New York Stock. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

An index of Asian shares slipped on Monday and Chinese stock markets erased earlier sharp gains made after China’s central bank boosted banks’ lending(...)

The rally has been driven by many factors, including hopes of higher shareholder returns, a rise in corporate earnings, a recovery in domestic consumption and more share buying

Japan’s Nikkei share average topped the psychological 20,000-point mark on Friday for the first time in 15 years on hopes of stronger corporate earnin(...)

 Economists were tipping The Reserve Bank to cut the official cash rate to a record low of two per cent at it’s meeting on Tuesday, but the board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 2.25 per cent. (Photograph: DAN HIMBRECHTS/EPA)

Asian stocks rose on Tuesday, following a positive lead from Wall Street, while the dollar held onto its gains after rebounding against the euro and y(...)

A spokesman for Sharp said the company is considering various options for its LCD business and hasn’t yet made any decisions. Photograph: Getty

Electronics firm Sharp plans to ask Japan’s public-private investment fund to back a spin-off of some of its liquid crystal display business.The Osaka(...)

The move into smartphone apps could further dent console sales, some analysts said

Shares in Japanese video game maker Nintendo on Wednesday notched their biggest daily gain since listing as investors cheered the decision by the cre(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Asian stocks buckled while the dollar held firm on Monday after strong US jobs data fanned expectations that the US Federal Reserve may raise interest(...)

China on Saturday stepped up its easing tempo and cut its lending and deposit rates as the world’s second largest economy tries to ward off deflation.  (Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg)

Asian stocks edged higher on Monday as China’s weekend interest rate cut partially offset soft US data, while the dollar hit an 11-year high against (...)

Pedestrians walk past an electronic board showing Japan’s Nikkei average outside a brokerage in Tokyo. Photograph: Yuya Shino/Reuters

An index of Asian shares got off to a lacklustre start on Monday as many countries in the region returned from Lunar New Year holidays, with sentiment(...)

A European Union flag, left, flies alongside a Greek national flag beneath the Parthenon temple on Acropolis Hill in Athens, Greece. Photographer: Yorgos Karahalis/Bloomberg

European stocks reversed early losses on Tuesday and yields on lower-rated euro zone bonds fell as investors reassessed the collapse of Greek debt tal(...)

Japanese shares touched an eight-year high on Monday following a record close on Wall Street, with investors cautiously optimistic the European Union(...)