Asia Markets - MarketWatch

MarketWatch Logo Go to the 亚游真人官方网站homepage.

Latest news coverage of Asia markets

Read full story

Asian markets gain on renewed optimism after Wall Street’s rally

Asian shares rose Tuesday, cheered by a rally on Wally Street reflecting some optimism over stronger than expected economic data, despite widening coronavirus outbreaks.

by Associated Press

China factory activity rises to 3-month high

BEIJING--An official gauge of China's factory activity rose to a three-month high in June, bolstered by improving demand. The official manufacturing purchasing managers index edged up to 50.9 in June from 50.6 in May, the ...

China business activity hits 7-month high in June

An official gauge of business activity outside Chinese factory floors rose to a seven-month high in June, boosted by a recovery in the service industry. China's official nonmanufacturing purchasing managers index climbed t...

Read full story

Asian markets fall as coronavirus toll hits grim milestones

Shares fell Monday in Asia, tracking losses on Wall Street as rising virus cases cause some U.S. states to backtrack on pandemic reopenings.

by Associated Press
Read full story

Asian markets gain after U.S. banks’ stress test results

Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Friday after U.S. regulators removed some limits on banks’ ability to make investments.

by Associated Press
Read full story

Asian markets fall, following Wall Street’s slide as hopes of quick recovery dim

Shares skidded in Asia on Thursday after a sharp retreat overnight on Wall Street as new coronavirus cases in the U.S. climbed to their highest level in two months, dimming investors’ hopes for a relatively quick economic ...

by Associated Press
Read full story

Asian markets inch higher after Wall Street rally, despite rising coronavirus fears

Asian shares were mostly higher on Wednesday with another mood boost from Wall Street, but fears persist over the surge in coronavirus cases in parts of the world.

by Associated Press

New Zealand central bank leaves key rate unchanged

WELLINGTON, New Zealand--The Reserve Bank of New Zealand said the country's success so far in containing the spread of the coronavirus was cause for some confidence, but warned that economic risks remained.

Bank of Japan may be in wait-and-see mode

The Bank of Japan's summary of opinions from its latest policy-setting meeting suggests it may wait to see the effects of its recent measures to help companies affected by the coronavirus. As the bank's virus-response meas...

Read full story

Asian markets advance, tracking Wall Street’s tech rally

Asian shares were mostly higher on Tuesday, recovering from some early losses as regional markets tracked a late rally on Wall Street led by technology shares.

by Associated Press

Sign up for Asia Daily newsletter

Get top headlines impacting Asian markets each day.

Sign Up

More Asia Market News

Read full story

Asian markets mixed as traders seek direction

Asian markets were mixed in early trading Monday, after the World Health Organization reported a record single-day total of new coronavirus cases around the world.

by Marketwatch
Read full story

Asian markets mixed amid concern over coronavirus hotspots

Asian stock markets were mixed Friday after Wall Street closed little-changed amid as optimism about a possible global economic recovery was tempered by concern over rising coronavirus infections.

by Associated Press
Read full story

Asian markets slip as global rally eases off the accelerator

Shares fell Thursday in Asia after another day of wobbly trading on Wall Street as markets eased off the accelerator following their big rally.

by Associated Press

New Zealand economy shrank in Q1; Q2 likely worse

WELLINGTON, New Zealand--The pandemic dented New Zealand's economy in the first three months of the year, according to official figures that foreshadow a more severe downturn in the current quarter. The 310 billion New Zea...

Australia's unemployment continued to rise in May

SYDNEY--Australia's economy shed a further 227,700 jobs in May, causing the unemployment rate to surge to 7.1% as Covid-19 lockdowns continued to undermine business confidence and cripple activity. The savage drop in emplo...

Ticker Name Last Chg Chg %
ADOW The Asia Dow Index USD 3107.24 16.51 0.53%
NIK NIKKEI 225 Index 22288.14 293.10 1.33%
HSI Hang Seng Index 24427.19 125.91 0.52%
SHCOMP Shanghai Composite Index 2984.67 23.16 0.78%
1 S&P BSE Sensex Index 34915.80 -45.72 -0.13%
STI FTSE Straits Times Index 2589.91 15.81 0.61%