Name Price Chg.% Chg.
Hang Seng 24,578.43 0.50% 122.49
Nikkei 225 19,289.43 1.10% 210.10

BoJ preview: Policy changes unlikely, yen seen higher

The Bank of Japan was likely to refrain from announcing any changes to the settings for its main policy levers on Thursday at its next meeting given the risk that inflation would remain far from its target, analysts at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch said.

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Asia report: Markets higher amid strong earnings and Trump tax excitement

Markets in Asia were higher on Wednesday, taking their cue from Wall Street overnight as trader attention turned towards the looming tax reforms promised by US President Donald Trump, alongside a slew of strong earnings in the region.

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RBS, HSBC Saudi units studying possible merger

HSBC and RBS´s partially-owned Saudi units were exploring a potential merger which would result in the creation of the Kingdom's third-largest lender.

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Asia report: French frenzy still pushes markets higher

Markets in Asia finished higher on Tuesday, as the French election frenzy continued, though tensions on the Korean peninsula managed to put a lid on some of the gains.

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Mitsubishi and Nissan chairman rules out merger

Japanese carmakers Mitsubishi Motors Corp and Nissan Motor Co are not looking at plans for a merger between the two companies, according to the chairman of both firms.