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

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index surges 2%

SINGAPORE – Shares in Asia-Pacific rose in Wednesday trade, with stocks in Hong Kong leading gains regionally. By Wednesday in the city, the Hang Seng index in Hong Kong soared 1.97% as Chinese tech stocks bounced back from their Tuesday losses. Shares of Alibaba jumped 6.12% while Tencent gained 2.21% and Netease advanced 3.92%. Mainland … Read more