Asian Stocks Cautiously Higher As Debt Ceiling Bill Moves Forward

Most Asian stocks edged higher on Thursday, encouraged by progress towards averting a U.S. debt default, while signs of life in China’s manufacturing sector also helped fish local stocks from six-month lows. The U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of a bill to suspend the debt ceiling late-Wednesday, pushing it forward to the Senate …

Asian Stocks Dip, Chinese Shares Hit 5-Mth Low As U.S. Ties Worsen

Most Asian stocks retreated on Tuesday as optimism over a deal to raise the U.S. debt ceiling was offset by fears of worsening ties between Beijing and Washington, amid renewed sparring between the two over trade and political sanctions. Chinese stocks were the worst performers for the day, with the Shanghai Shenzhen CSI 300 and …

Economic Development In Asia Still Faces Many Challenges, China Minister Says

Economic and trade development in the Asia-Pacific still faces many disturbances and challenges, China’s commerce minister Wang Went said. Wang made the comments at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference in Detroit, where he met with several leaders and exchanged views on multilateral and bilateral economic and trade issues amid wider global trade rifts and …

Japan outshines Asian Stocks On Tech Strength, Chinese Markets Lag

Japanese stocks moved back towards a 33-year high on Friday, outpacing their Asian peers amid increased optimism over chipmaking stocks, while Chinese markets lagged as investors fretted over slowing economic growth and worsening U.S. ties. Broader Asian stocks also ticked lower in anticipation of more cues on the U.S. debt ceiling and a potential default. …

Asian Stocks Drop Amid Default Fears, Nvidia Boosts Chipmaking Shares

Most Asian stocks fell on Thursday as fears of a U.S. debt default persisted amid little progress toward raising the debt ceiling, although chipmaking stocks outperformed tracking a robust outlook from Nvidia. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index rose 0.6%, supported chiefly by nearly 16% jump in semiconductor testing equipment maker Advantest Corp (TYO:6857). The stock, which …

South Korea Asks US to Review China Rule For Chip Subsidies

South Korea has asked Washington to review its criteria for new semiconductor subsidies, concerned over the impact of rules to limit chip investment in countries such as China, a U.S. public filing showed. In March, the U.S. commerce department proposed rules to prevent China and other countries it deems to be of concern from tapping …

Crypto verse: Busy Bitcoin Births New Breed of Crypto

Daily transactions have rocketed to an all-time high of 682,000 this month, according to data from Glasson, almost 40% higher than the previous peak in 2017. Bitcoin’s dominance, or its share of the overall $1.16 trillion cryptocurrency market, has swelled to 44% from 38% at the start of the year. What’s going on? Enter BRC-20, …