A pedestrian is watching Tokyo’s Nikkei Stock Average   and global markets information during an afternoon trading session in Tokyo. Photograph: Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

World shares fell for the fifth day running on Thursday, sliding back towards two-year lows on growing unease about global growth, while emerging mark(...)

Tokyo shares retreated in the morning session on September 18th as the Federal Reserve’s decision to keep interest rates on hold was overshadowed by its downbeat assessment of the global economy, spooking investors. (Photograph:  Yoshikazu TSUNOYOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

Asian shares rose on Friday on relief that the US Federal Reserve held off on raising interest rates but gains were capped by renewed concerns about (...)

The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington. The Federal Reserve, facing this week its biggest policy decision yet under chair Janet Yellen, puts its credibility on the line regardless of whether it waits or raises interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade. Photograph: Reuters

World stock prices held near three-week highs and the dollar fell on Thursday as investors awaited whether the US Federal Reserve will end its near-ze(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening of the markets in New York. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

European shares climbed on Wednesday, albeit in thin volume, and short-term US bond yields held near four-and-a-half-year highs as investors braced fo(...)

The odds of a US Fed rate increase hit 54 per cent in early August before plunging to 24 per cent three weeks later, following the sudden upsurge in volatility. Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters

Will Fed hike rates? One question will dominate financial markets this week: will the Federal Reserve hike interest rates on Thursday? The odds of a r(...)

Japan’s Nikkei stock index dipped 0.1 per cent, but pared earlier losses and was poised to end a choppy week more than 2 per cent higher, even as investors remained cautious. (Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg)

Asian shares rose on Friday following gains on Wall Street, while the dollar firmed after facing pressure from a rise in the yuan, but gains were cap(...)

 A pedestrian walks past a stock market indicator board in Tokyo. Photogrpah: Franck Robichon/EPA

Asian shares extended a global rally on Wednesday, with markets in China stabilising and Japanese stocks posting their biggest one-day gain since the (...)

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.5 per cent on Tuesday, but remained near a three-year low hit two weeks ago. Photograph: KImimasa Mayama/EPA

The Shanghai Composite Index ended Tuesday’s session 2.9 per cent higher, with all the gains coming in the last hour of trading. Late-day rallies hav(...)

Japan’s Nikkei was down 0.1 per cent on Monday after hitting a 7-month low. (Photograph: KIMIMASA MAYAMA/EPA)

Asian stocks were subdued on Monday, lacking clear direction as Shanghai shares see-sawed in and out of the red after the Chinese markets resumed tra(...)

Japan’s Nikkei share average dropped more than 2 per cent to six-week lows on Friday morning after Wall Street tumbled as investors unloaded risky assets, hit by concerns that a slowdown in China could affect the global economy. (Photograph: Yuya Shino/Reuters)

Stock markets tumbled on Friday after a survey showed Chinese factories contracted at their fastest pace since the depth of the global financial cris(...)