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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 […]

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Asian Stocks Slip On Weak Chinese Data, Fed jitters Persist

Most Asian stocks edged lower on Thursday as weaker-than-expected Chinese inflation data pointed to a sluggish economic recovery in the country, while fears of a more hawkish Federal Reserve continued to chip away at sentiment. China’s Shanghai Shenzhen CSI 300 and Shanghai Composite indexes fell 0.3% each after data showed consumer inflation grew substantially less […]

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Asia FX Battered by Hawkish Fedspeak, Dollar Back at 20-Year Peak

Asian currencies plummeted on Wednesday, while the dollar surged to new 20-year highs on hawkish comments from Federal Reserve officials and growing safe haven demand. The dollar index jumped 0.4% to a new 20-year high of 114.68, while dollar index futures rose in a similar range. A broad market rout in risk-driven assets also drove […]