Asian stocks fell this week, with the regional benchmark gauge declining the most since August, amid concern improving U.S. economic data will spur the Federal Reserve to pare stimulus as soon as this month.
Most Asian stocks fell, with the regional benchmark index posting its biggest weekly drop since August, as improving U.S. economic data fueled speculation the Federal Reserve may bring forward stimulus cuts.
Asian stocks fell after the yen strengthened overnight and valuations on the regional equities gauge climbed to a six-month high, with investors awaiting U.S. jobs data this week that may provide further evidence as to when the Federal Reserve will reduce stimulus.
Asian stocks fell, with the equity gauge excluding Japan posting its first drop in eight days, as signs the U.S. economy is strengthening fueled speculation that the Federal Reserve will soon start tapering stimulus.
Asian stocks rose this week, paring their monthly decline, as U.S. data boosted confidence in the world’s largest economy and a weaker yen helped the Nikkei 225 Stock Average touch a near six-year high.
Asian stocks rose, with Japan’s Nikkei 225 Stock Average closing at the highest in six years as the yen touched a sixth-month low against the dollar after U.S. employment and consumer confidence reports boosted optimism in the world’s largest economy.
Most stocks on Asia’s benchmark regional stock index dropped after valuations climbed to near their highest level in six months. Japanese exporters declined as the yen strengthened, while gold producers advanced.