The dollar pushed higher on Friday and Asian stocks clawed their way off session lows, moving past downbeat results on Wall Street as some investors wagered that upcoming US data will paint an optimistic picture of the world's largest econom
Asian shares struggled and credit markets weakened on Monday, with investors still nervous despite the agreement on formation of a new Greek unity government intent on avoiding imminent debt default.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia Pacif
Asian stocks slid to a 16-month low and emerging market currencies fell on Friday amid fears that the developed world is stumbling back into recession, while a pledge from the G20 to preserve financial stability left investors largely unimpressed.
Asian stocks rose for a fourth day on Friday on optimism that the world economic recovery was on track despite Europe's debt woes, while the euro was steady after a rally the previous day.
The MSCI index of Asia Pacific ex-Japan stocks
Oil prices were little changed on Monday, hovering above $68 a barrel, as concerns about weak energy demand in the US, the world's top energy consumer, were offset by a broad rise in Asian equities markets.
Oil prices, which fell 6.5 per c
Asian stocks punched to a seven-month peak on Monday, fuelled by confidence the global economy is recovering faster than expected.
Taiwan's benchmark TAIEX index soared 6 percent, taking gains to 13 percent in just two days as investors se
Asian stocks fell sharply on Tuesday, after Merrill Lynch, the third-largest US investment bank, said it would take a $5.7 billion write down related to bad debt.
Coming a day after one of Australia's top banks said it would write down mor