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Asian shares sink after fresh Wall St losses

Asia's markets slipped on Monday following another heavy sell-off on Wall Street and renewed concerns over the crisis in Ukraine. Investors are also awaiting the release this week of first-quarter growth data from China, with analysts tipping a further slowdown in the world's number two economy. Tokyo stocks dipped 0.10 percent in the morning and Hong Kong eased 0.11 percent while Sydney shed 0.52 percent, Shanghai was off 0.38 percent and Seoul was flat. Bangkok and Mumbai were closed for public holidays.

Dollar edges up in Asian trade

The dollar on Friday clawed back some of the losses suffered against the yen earlier in the week as investors welcomed data showing US jobless claims at a seven-year low. In late afternoon Tokyo trade, the greenback changed hands at 101.75 yen, up from 101.44 yen in New York. The euro rose to 141.34 yen from 140.88 yen while it also edged higher to $1.3891 from $1.3888. Dealers said the dollar was consolidating after hitting a three-week low of 101.33 yen at one stage Thursday as shares on Wall Street tumbled and US Treasury bond yields sank.

Dollar edges up in Asian trade

The dollar on Friday clawed back some of the losses suffered against the yen earlier in the week as investors welcomed data showing US jobless claims at a seven-year low. In midday Tokyo trade, the greenback changed hands at 101.64 yen, compared with 101.44 yen in New York. The euro rose to 141.23 yen from 140.88 yen while it also edged up to $1.3894 from $1.3888. Dealers said the dollar was consolidating after hitting a three-week low of 101.33 yen at one stage Thursday as shares on Wall Street tumbled and US Treasury bond yields sank.

Asian shares up after Wall St rallies on Fed minutes

Asian markets rose on Thursday, taking their lead from a Wall Street rally after minutes from the US Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting showed no support for an early rise in interest rates. While early gains were pared after China said imports and exports fell sharply in March, Hong Kong and Shanghai were lifted by hopes of new government stimulus measures. Tokyo ended flat, edging up 0.43 points to 14,300.12, and Seoul added 0.48 percent, or 9.66 points, to 2,008.61.

Asian shares up after Wall St rallies on Fed minutes

Asian markets rose on Thursday, taking their lead from a Wall Street rally after minutes from the US Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting showed no support for an early rise in interest rates. While early gains were pared after China said imports and exports fell sharply in March, Hong Kong and Shanghai were lifted by hopes of new government stimulus and news of a plan to increase access between the two cities' stock exchanges. Tokyo ended flat, edging up 0.43 points to 14,300.12, and Seoul added 0.48 percent, or 9.66 points, to 2,008.61.

Dollar under pressure in Asia after Fed minutes

The dollar edged down against the yen on Asia on Thursday after minutes from the US Federal Reserve showed its policymakers are broadly against hiking interest rates too soon. The greenback bought 101.81 yen in Tokyo midday trade, compared with 101.97 yen in New York Wednesday. The euro fetched $1.3849 and 141.02 yen, against $1.3852 and 141.26 yen in US trade. Minutes released Wednesday of the Fed's latest policy meeting showed the policy board was in favour of continuing a steady reduction in its stimulus programme.

Asian shares up after Wall St rallies on Fed minutes

Asian markets rose on Thursday, taking their lead from a Wall Street rally after minutes from the US Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting showed no support for an early rise in interest rates. While early gains were pared after China said imports and exports fell sharply in March, Hong Kong and Shanghai were lifted by hopes of new government stimulus and news of a plan to increase access between the two cities' stock exchanges. Tokyo ended flat, edging up 0.43 points to 14,300.12, and Seoul added 0.48 percent, or 9.66 points, to 2,008.61.

Japan's core machinery orders down 8.8% in Feb.

Japan's core private-sector machinery orders shriveled a seasonally adjusted 8.8 percent month-on-month in February, the government said Thursday, cutting its outlook for the major yardstick of capital spending to say it has come to "a standstill." The Cabinet Office downgraded its basic view of the trend for the first time in 16 months as it said the orders, excluding those for ships and from utilities because of their volatility, fell to 769.6 billion yen.

Asian shares up after Wall St rallies on Fed minutes

Asian markets rose on Thursday, taking a lead from a Wall Street rally, after minutes from the US Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting showed no support for an early rise in interest rates. But early gains were pared after China said imports and exports fell sharply in March, adding to concerns about the world's number two economy. Hong Kong was up 0.14 percent by the break, Tokyo added 0.10 percent in the afternoon and Sydney gained 0.47 percent after unemployment saw a surprise fall in March. Shanghai and Seoul were flat.

Japan March bank loans rise 2.1 percent vs. year ago

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese bank lending rose 2.1 percent in March from a year earlier, the Bank of Japan said on Thursday. Outstanding loans held by the country's four main categories of banks, including "shinkin" or credit unions, stood at 476.253 trillion yen ($4.67 trillion). To view the full tables, go to http://www.boj.or.jp/en/statistics/dl/depo/kashi/kasi1403.pdf ($1=101.97 Yen) (For queries, contact Stanley White at: stanley.white@thomsonreuters.com;
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