Stocks ended higher in thin trade Friday, getting a lift from positive news on a coronavirus treatment. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose around 369 points, or 1.4%, to end near 26,075, according to preliminary figures, while the S&P 500 advanced around 33 points, or 1%, to end near 3,185. The tech heavy Nasdaq Composite rose nearly 70 points, or 0.7%, to end near 10,617, marking its third consecutive record close. Stocks shed premarket weakness after drug maker Gilead Sciences Inc. released potentially promising data about remdesivir that indicates the experimental COVID-19 drug...

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Tokyo stocks ended higher Friday, supported by a cheaper yen, the planned resumption of the US-China trade talks and solid US economic data. The headline Nikkei 225 index added 0.54 percent or 113.63 points to 21,199.57, while the broader Topix index rose 0.17 percent or 2.64 points to 1,537.10. Source: AFP

Japanese shares reached another one-month on Friday as better-than-expected U.S. economic data and hopes for progress from coming trade talks between the United States and China bolstered risk appetites. The benchmark Nikkei average gained as much as 0.7% to 21,241.29 in mid-morning trade, its highest level since Aug. 1, while the broader Topix rose as much as 0.5% to 1,542.38, its highest in a...

Hong Kong stocks rallied almost one percent in the opening minutes of Friday, spurred by a strong lead from Wall Street as data showed a healthy pick-up in US private-sector jobs. The Hang Seng Index climbed 0.97 percent, or 257.60 points, to 26,773.13. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index added 0.13 percent, or 3.87 points, to 2,989.74 and the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks...

Asia markets edged up in Friday morning trade as investors await U.S. nonfarm payrolls numbers due later in the day. Investors are also watching developments on the trade front a day after global markets rallied on the back of news that the U.S. and China were returning to the negotiating table next month. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.38% in early trade, while the Topix index added 0.19%....

Tokyo stocks opened higher on Friday, helped by a cheaper yen and rallies on Wall Street following news the US and China will resume high-level trade talks. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was up 0.65 percent or 137.81 points at 21,223.75 in early trade, while the broader Topix index rose 0.48 percent or 7.43 points to 1,541.89. Sumber : AFP

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