Stocks in Asia traded higher on Monday morning as investors shrug off concerns over the rising number of coronavirus cases stateside. The Nikkei 225 in Japan rose 1.34% in early trade as shares of conglomerate Softbank Group and robot maker Fanuc jumped more than 2% each. The Topix index also advanced 1.44%. South Korea™s Kospi gained 0.6%. Meanwhile, Australia™s S&P/ASX 200 added 1.44% as shares of major banks such as Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Westpac surged more than 2% each. Overall, the MSCI Asia ex-Japan index traded 0.24% higher. The World Health Organization on...

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Hong Kong stocks finished with more gains on Thursday, in line with advances across Asia following another record-breaking lead from Wall Street. The Hang Seng Index rose 0.31 percent, or 80.98 points, to 26,210.16. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index climbed 1.39 percent, or 47.15 points, to 3,450.59 while the Shenzhen Composite Index on China's second exchange jumped 2.70 percent, or...

U.S. stocks fell on Thursday, giving back most of their weekly gains, amid renewed concerns over the coronavirus and its impact on the economy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 419 points, or 1.6%. The S&P 500 slid 1.3%. The Nasdaq Composite traded 0.6% lower, erasing an earlier gain that put it on track for another record close. Walgreens was the biggest laggard in the Dow,...

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