Investors watch for reaction to overnight tech sell-off

SINGAPORE – Shares in Asia-Pacific appeared set for a lower start on Wednesday following an overnight tech sell-off on Wall Street as investors fled social media stocks. In Japan markets, the Nikkei futures contract in Osaka was at 26,690, lower compared against the Nikkei 225’s last close at 26,748.14. Australian stocks looked poised for a … Read more

Russia-Ukraine crisis, Bank of Korea, currencies

SINGAPORE – Asia-Pacific shares fell on Thursday as investors continue to watch the escalating situation between Russia and Ukraine. The Shanghai composite in mainland China fell 0.32% and the Shenzhen component dropped 0.4%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index was down 1.3%. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 declined by 0.73%, while the Topix slid by 0.5%. … Read more

Asia-Pacific markets rise as investors watch deepening Ukraine crisis

SINGAPORE – Shares in Asia-Pacific rose in Wednesday trade as investors continue monitoring the intensifying crisis surrounding Ukraine. Mainland Chinese stocks were higher by the afternoon, with the Shanghai composite gaining 0.55% and the Shenzhen component surging 1.313%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index advanced 0.69%. South Korea’s Kospi climbed 0.27%. Elsewhere, the S & P … Read more