Tokyo stocks slipped Friday ahead of a holiday-shortened week in Japan, with investors little moved by news that the central bank will keep its massive stimulus programme humming.
Asian investors on Friday wound down after a strong week, with profit-taking weighing on most markets and attention turning to the release of US growth data later in the day.
Hong Kong shares ended the morning session lower Friday as investors cashed in following a six-day rally while investors look ahead to the release of US growth data later Friday.
Republican congressional leaders expressed confidence Thursday that a short-term stop-gap spending measure that funds federal operations will pass
Japanese consumer prices rose in March, data showed Friday, but a drop in factory output and still-weak household spending underscored the challenges facing policymakers as they battle on-and-off deflation.
America's cannabis industry may be booming, but its entrepreneurs are finding the all-cash business a logistical, security and administrative headache as they try to manage all the money they're making.
Tokyo stocks got off to a tepid start Friday ahead of a holiday-shortened week in Japan, with investors little moved by news that the central bank will keep its massive stimulus programme humming.
Hong Kong stocks started Friday with a whimper as investors wound down for the weekend following a six-day rally and a tepid lead from Wall Street.
In a week full of trade discord, US President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to take action to boost the American aluminum industry which has been "unfairly damaged" by imports.
Microsoft on Thursday reported a strong jump in profits in the just-ended quarter but revenue fell short of expectations in the tech giant's first earnings report incorporating social network LinkedIn.
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