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Jan 28, 2015

Global shares wilt, dollar nervous before Fed outcome; Apple outperforms

SYDNEY/TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stock markets followed Wall Street into the red on Wednesday, while the dollar was on edge following speculation the Federal Reserve could take a dovish turn in its post-meeting statement later in the session.

Apple Inc provided some relief after the bell as record sales of its iPhone line helped it beat expectations, sending its stock up more than 5 percent, helping to lift U.S. stock futures by 0.3 percent.

Jan 28, 2015

Shares wilt, dollar nervous before Fed outcome; Apple outperforms

SYDNEY/TOKYO, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Asian stock markets
followed Wall Street into the red on Wednesday, while the dollar
was on edge following speculation the Federal Reserve could take
a dovish turn in its post-meeting statement later in the
session.

Apple Inc provided some relief after the bell as
record sales of its iPhone line helped it beat expectations,
sending its stock up more than 5 percent, helping to lift U.S.
stock futures by 0.3 percent.

Jan 27, 2015

Shares and dollar wilt before Fed test, Apple outperforms

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian stock markets followed Wall Street into the red early on Wednesday, while the euro managed a rare rally on speculation the Federal Reserve could take a dovish turn in its post-meeting statement later in the session.

Apple Inc provided some relief after the bell as record sales of its iPhone line helped it beat expectations, sending its stock up 5 percent.

Jan 27, 2015

Asia shares mostly higher, euro steady as Fed meets

SYDNEY, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Asian share markets were mostly
firmer on Tuesday and the euro clung to rare gains, relieved
that European equities had weathered Greece’s election outcome
without much disruption.

Bad weather in the United States curbed activity on Wall
Street in a busy week for earnings, while investors had reason
for caution as the Federal Reserve holds its first policy
meeting of the year.

Jan 27, 2015

Asia shares rise, euro steadies as Fed meets

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares moved higher on Tuesday and the euro clung to rare gains, relieved that European markets had weathered Greece’s election outcome without much disruption.

Bad weather in the United States curbed activity on Wall Street in a busy week for earnings, while investors had reason for caution as the Federal Reserve holds its first policy meeting of the year.

Jan 20, 2015

Asia shares cheered as China growth pips forecasts

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian markets rallied in relief on Tuesday after China reported its economy had not slowed as far as many had feared, a rare glint of brightness amid gloom over the global outlook.

The Australian dollar rose on the news even as its U.S. counterpart gained broadly, while shares in Shanghai recouped some of Monday’s steep losses.

Jan 19, 2015

Asia on edge, braces for China growth data

SYDNEY, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Asian markets were on edge on
Tuesday ahead of data expected to show China’s economy grew at
the slowest pace in 24 years last quarter, adding to the case
for more stimulus measures both at home and abroad.

A soft result would only magnify concerns about global
demand and put further pressure on commodity prices, with oil
slipping again on Monday.

Jan 19, 2015

Asian shares mostly higher, China retreats

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Most Asian share markets followed Wall Street higher on Monday, though investors were wary of being disappointed yet again by economic data from China and policy stimulus in the euro zone.

Adding to the air of caution was a retreat in Chinese equities, in part on news the securities regulator had barred three major brokerages from opening new margin trading accounts for clients for three months.

Jan 18, 2015

Caution rules ahead of ECB meeting, China data

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian share markets were looking to edge higher on Monday, though anxious investors were wary of being disappointed yet again by economic news from China and policy stimulus in the euro zone.

A holiday in the United States could make for thin conditions at the start of a week littered with major data and a crunch policy meeting for the European Central Bank.

Jan 14, 2015

Global markets – Copper cracks under pressure, euro on defensive

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Concerns about the global economy battered commodities and kept Asian equities subdued on Wednesday, while the euro was pinned near nine-year lows as investors bet the European Central Bank was just a week away from launching a new stimulus campaign.

Copper futures suddenly plunged 6.3 percent to $5,489 a tonne as major chart support cracked. The industrial metal is often considered a weathervane of world demand.