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In Asia, mainland Chinese markets are shut for a public holiday, but Hong Kong’s Hang Seng added 1.9 per cent and Japan’s Nikkei 225 index gained 1.3 per cent.

Stock markets continued to edge higher on Tuesday, as investors drew lasting confidence from the prospect of economic normalisation and the roll out o(...)

The Nikkei hit its highest level since August 1990. Photograph: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP via Getty Images

Global shares rallied, with Japan’s Nikkei hitting a three-decade peak, while US Treasuries extended their steepest sell-off in months on Friday as i(...)

Asian markets were also under pressure as the week began.

Markets kicked off a new week on a dour note, with travel and banking stocks leading declines. Europe’s Stoxx 600 fell 2.6 per cent, leaving it on tr(...)

HSBC shares fell as much as 3.6 per cent to their lowest since the Asian currency crisis of 1998.

Shares in HSBC and Standard Chartered fell on Monday to their lowest since 1998 after media reports that they and other banks, including Barclays and (...)

A view of bottled Nongfu Spring. Photograph: Feature China/Barcroft Media via Getty

The founder of China’s biggest bottled water group has become the country’s third-richest person with a fortune of more than $50 billion (€42 billion)(...)

Photograph: iStock

A rally in global stocks stalled within a whisker of February’s all-time high as investors mulled the pace of the recent gains and expectations for l(...)

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose 1.3 per cent while China’s CSI 300 index of Shanghai- and Shenzhen-listed stocks rose 0.9 per cent. Japan’s benchmark Topix index was 0.3 per cent higher.

The euro fell after euro zone economic data showed the recovery in the bloc’s biggest economies lost momentum this month. The single currency fell 0.(...)

 A man wearing a face mask cycles past a stock market indicator board in Tokyo, Japan, 31 July 2020.  /FRANCK ROBICHON/EPA

Asian stocks held tight ranges on Monday as worries over flaring tensions between the United States and China weighed on sentiment, although signs of (...)

A firetruck  outside the Chinese consulate in Houston, US, on Wednesday. Photograph: David J Phillip/AP

The United States has ordered the abrupt closure of China’s consulate in Houston over intellectual property and data privacy concerns, in a move that (...)

New York governor Andrew Cuomo: The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Wednesday issued a travel advisory saying visitors from US states with accelerating COVID-19 infection rates “must quarantine for 14 days.” Photograph: Getty Images

Global markets dropped on Wednesday as rising US Covid-19 cases and new quarantine measures fuelled fears that the virus could derail an economic reco(...)

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