Asian equities were subdued on Friday and the dollar wobbled ahead of the closely watched US jobs report, which could provide clues on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy outlook.
Shanghai shares crept up
Asian shares jumped on Friday and the yen swooned after the Bank of Japan stunned markets by adopting negative interest rates in its boldest step yet to reinflate the long-languishing economy.
The yen fell acro
Asian stocks rose on Friday after a hint of more monetary easing by the European Central Bank and a bounce in crude oil from 12-year lows helped soothe skittish markets.
Japan's Nikkei jumped 3.5 per cent t
Barclays will cut about 1,000 jobs in investment banking worldwide and close its cash equities business in Asia as new chief executive Jes Staley wields the axe in a bid to reduce costs and boost returns.
Asian stocks surrendered earlier gains to hit three-1/2-year lows on Friday as renewed pressure on oil prices and disappointing Chinese data kept investors on edge.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific sha
Asian shares rebounded on Friday, led by strong gains for battered Chinese stocks after China suspended its market circuit breaker and set a firmer midpoint rate for trading of the yuan for the first time in nine days.
Saudi Aramco on Tuesday raised its February price for Arab Light grade for Asian customers by $0.60 versus January to a discount of $0.80 a barrel to the Oman/Dubai average.
Saudi's monthly oil prices set t
Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia is expected to raise prices for most crude grades it sells to Asia in February on a stronger Dubai benchmark and robust naphtha margins, trade sources said.
The official selling pr
Asian shares took their cue from Wall Street and slipped on Friday, but were still on track for gains in a week marked by the first US interest rate hike in nearly a decade and a depreciating yuan.