Stocks in Taiwan fell Monday after the island's Beijing-friendly ruling party suffered a massive defeat in local elections Saturday, while elsewhere in the region, markets were mixed after disappointing factory-activity data from China.
By Chao Deng
China's benchmark index slipped to its lowest in five weeks on Monday, after a trading program allowing more foreign investment into mainland China was delayed, while shares in Japan edged higher as the dollar held on to most of the gains it made last week.
By Chao Deng and Bradford Frischkorn
Tokyo stocks rose 2.7% to a seven-year high Tuesday, bringing gains to 7.7% since the Bank of Japan's surprise decision Friday to expand easing measures, with a stronger dollar powering buying.
By Chao Deng
Shares in Asia were mixed Wednesday, with stocks in the Philippines bouncing from recent losses and the Hong Kong market up as signs of low inflation in China fueled hope of more easing measures to help the domestic economy.
By Chao DengAirline stocks buck the weak trend
Stocks fell across Asia Thursday, as a downturn in oil prices overnight rippled through the region, pressuring Chinese state-owned energy companies and major oil producers in Australia in particular.
By Bradford Frischkorn and Chao Deng
A global selloff extended into Asia with stocks in Japan slumping over 2% to their lowest since May as growing concerns over economic growth around the world took its toll on the region.
Stocks across Asia surged higher Monday after Beijing surprised with an interest-rate cut late last week, with Hong Kong leading the region on renewed hopes of faster growth in the region's biggest economy.
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