Indian IT stocks slump over US visa reform bill

Shares in India's major IT companies fell Tuesday after local media reported on a US bill that would make it more expensive for firms to replace American employees with workers from foreign countries.

Toshiba tumbles 20 per cent on huge loss concern

Shares in Japan's industrial conglomerate Toshiba plunged 20.43 per cent Wednesday, a day after the company said it could lose billions of dollars on its nuclear power business in the United States.

European investors shrug at Renzi resignation after failed referendum

European markets on Monday shrugged off this weekend's failed constitutional reform referendum in Italy with both shares and the euro ending the day higher.

European shares end on downbeat note as Trump rally fades

European shares ended the trading session on Thursday on a downbeat note after a Trump rally earlier in the day spurred by hopes about the US President-elect economic agenda faded.

Messaging service Line surges after Tokyo listing

Japan’s leading messaging application provider Line made a robust debut on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Friday in Japan’s largest initial public offering this year.

Tokyo stocks close down 1.85 per cent

Japanese shares fell in trading Wednesday due to the strengthening of the yen and concerns about Brexit.

British pound hits new 31-year low against dollar

Sterling hit a new 31-year low against the dollar on Wednesday, falling below 1.30 dollars to the pound amid concerns about the effects of Brexit on the nation's finances.

Japan stocks mixed on European rallies, profit-taking

Japanese shares were mixed Thursday following rebounds in European equities after the shock of last week’s British vote to leave the European Union. Some investors, however, sold stocks to lock in profits after recent gains.

Pound, stock markets inch back up after Brexit shock

The pound edged up against the dollar on Tuesday, for the first time since Britain's vote to exit the European Union had sent it downward last week.

Japan stocks mixed on Brexit shock, stimulus expected

Japanese shares were mixed Tuesday as market sentiment was hurt by heavy overnight losses on Wall Street and in European equities, following last week’s British vote to leave the European Union.

Nikkei rebounds 2.3 per cent after rout on Brexit vote

Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 Stock Average soared 2.3 per cent Monday, despite the yen’s rise, after last week's global sell-off triggered by the British vote to leave the European Union

Japan shares rally as Brexit polls show remain has lead

Japanese stocks jumped more than 2 per cent Monday for the second straight trading day of rise as market sentiment was bolstered by increasing British support for remaining in the European Union in recent polls.

Tokyo stocks tumble on Brexit fears

Japanese shares fell around 3.5 per cent on Monday as uncertainty continued to hang over Britain's referendum on its European Union membership.

Japanese stocks plunge on stronger yen

Japanese shares plummeted more than 2 per cent Thursday for the second straight day of decline with export-linked issues dragged down by the yen’s sharp rise against major currencies.

Japan stocks surge on falling yen, US gains

Japanese shares bounced back Tuesday for the first rise in three trading days, bolstered by a weaker yen and overnight gains on Wall Street.

Japan shares plunge on quakes concerns, rising yen, falling oil

Japanese stocks fell 3 per cent Monday for the second straight trading day of fall as investor sentiment was hurt by a stronger yen, falling oil prices and growing concerns about the two major earthquakes that struck the southern island of Kyushu last week.

China economic hopes, steel talks drive European shares up

European shares jumped on Tuesday amid renewed hopes about China's economic outlook, higher oil prices and the prospects of consolidation in the global steel sector.

Japan stocks snap 4-day losing streak on falling yen

Japanese shares bounced back Tuesday for the first rise in five trading days as export-linked stocks were lifted by a weaker yen.

Surge in European banking stocks trigger rebound in share markets

European bourses rebounded strongly on Wednesday, led by a surge in the region's banking stocks with shares in Germany's biggest lender, Deutsche Bank, rocketing by 13 per cent.

European shares fall sharply on oil price worries, China

European and US shares fell sharply Wednesday amid a global market sell-off triggered by investor worries about the slide in oil prices and China's economic outlook.

Oil slumps to more-than 12-year low as Iran sanctions lifted

The price of oil fell to a more-than 12-year low on Monday, adding to concerns that the lifting of sanctions against Iran will boost the global oversupply of the commodity.

Drop in oil price is chief culprit in decline of world stock markets

The continued decline in the price of crude oil and concern that global growth is faltering contributed Friday to a dramatic decline in stock markets around the world.

London stocks plunge after second China intervention

London's key FTSE 100 index plunged on Thursday, losing 2.7 per cent by late morning, following the second intervention this week to suspend trading on China's stock markets.

China trading stopped again amid new efforts to steady markets

A steep drop in Chinese share prices Thursday triggered an automatic halt in trading for the second time this week, as the authorities introduced new measures to restrict share sales.

US, Europe stocks follow plummet in China on weak manufacturing data

Shares in major mining firms with strong interests in China were among the big losers in London, while oil giants BP and Royal Dutch Shell also fell amid rising tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia.