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  1. Asia shares ease after two days of gains

    Ed Lane

    BBC Business reporter, Singapore

    A man rides a bicycle past an electronic share quote board in Tokyo

    A summary now on the economic situation across Asia.

    Shares in Asia fell early Wednesday after two straight days of gains. That's being driven by volatile oil prices and continued concern over the spread of the coronavirus.

    Japan's Nikkei 225 slipped 0.7%, South Korea's KOSPI fell 0.8% nd Hong Kong's Hang Seng index dipped nearly 0.3%. The early losses in Asia followed declines in the US overnight with the Dow down 0.1%, S&P 500 off 0.2% and the Nasdaq Composite 0.3% lower.

    Continued uncertainty on oil production plans by Russia and Opec leader Saudi Arabia has seen volatile trade with global benchmark Brent crude up 2.3% in early Asia at $32.59 per barrel after a 3.6% decline overnight.

    A meeting on Thursday between Opec and ally Russia may move to curb production, after a failure to agree on cuts in March sent oil into a tailspin.

  2. Stocks fall despite coronavirus stimulus plans

    A stock broker follows the Hang Seng Index in Hong Kong.

    Asian stocks have fallen as worries about the coronavirus pandemic eclipsed hopes that major stimulus plans would ease the impact of the outbreak.

    It came after Wall Street's main indexes rebounded by more than 5% on Tuesday following Monday's steep falls.

    In the US, the Trump administration outlined a $1 trillion (£830bn) package to support the world's biggest economy. At the same time the UK has revealed details of its own stimulus measures, including £330bn of business loans.

    Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 1.7%, the Hang Seng in Hong was down by 1.9%, and China's Shanghai Composite fell by 0.5%. US stock market futures were also indicating a weaker open for Wall Street.

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  3. Coronavirus: Stocks rocked by record volatility

    Pedestrians walk past a quotation board displaying share price numbers of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo (March 17, 2020).

    Global stock markets are seeing record levels of volatility with the five biggest one-day points falls happening in less than a month.

    On Monday the Dow Jones Industrial Average saw its biggest one-day slide in more than three decades.

    This was the latest huge swing as investors weigh the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

    It comes as a key measure of stock market volatility, known as the "Fear Gauge", has surged to a record high.

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  4. Asian stocks fall amid US-Europe coronavirus travel ban

    Man walking past stock market board in Tokyo  (12 Mar 2020).

    Asian stocks traded sharply lower on Thursday after President Donald Trump restricted travel to the US from mainland Europe in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

    It followed steep losses on Wall Street with the Dow Jones plunging by almost 1,500 points, or 5.8%.

    Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 fell by 3.9%, while the Hang Seng in Hong Kong lost 3.5%, and China's Shanghai Composite was 1.7% lower.

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  5. Asian stock fall on US stimulus plan scepticism

    Man watches Asian stock market boards.

    Asian shares have fallen on growing concerns about US plans for a stimulus package to fight the coronavirus outbreak took the edge off an earlier rally.

    Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 2%, Hang Seng in Hong Kong was 0.8% higher, and China's Shanghai Composite was 0.6% lower.

  6. Asian stock markets end week with big falls

    Stock markets in Asia took a tumble on Friday.

    Markets across Asia reacted badly on Friday to more losses on Wall Street overnight. Investors around the world are still worried about the effects of the coronavirus on economic growth and supply chains.

    In Japan the Nikkei 225 slid 3%, Hong Kong's Hang Seng fell 2% and the Shanghai Composite dropped 1% in Friday trading.

  7. Asian shares follow Wall Street higher

    A pedestrian looks at an electronic quotation board displaying stock prices for Japanese companies on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

    Asian stock markets have risen after US shares rallied as investors welcome measures by world governments, central banks and international bodies to help to protect the global economy from the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

    Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 1%, the Hang Seng in Hong Kong was 1.9% higher and China's Shanghai Composite was up by 1.9%.

  8. Asian markets mixed after emergency Fed rate cut

    Man walks past Asian stock market board as he looks at his phone.

    A mixed day for Asian stock markets as investors weigh the US Federal Reserve's first emergency interest rate cut since the financial crisis against the deepening impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

    Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 closed 0.08% higher, the Hang Seng in Hong Kong lost 0.2%, and China's Shanghai Composite was up by by 0.2%.

  9. Shares mixed in Asia as investors weigh coronavirus impact

    HOLD Man watches Asian stock market boards with his hands on his head.

    Stock markets were mixed in Asia as traders weighed the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the global economy.

    Expectations of a co-ordinated response by the world's biggest economies helped boost shares in much of the region, while a rally in Tokyo faded due to lingering worries about the spread of the virus in Japan.

    Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 was 0.8% lower, the Hang Seng in Hong Kong was 0.3% higher, and China's Shanghai Composite was up by 0.8%.

  10. Coronavirus: Stocks rise as central banks pledge support

    Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda.

    Share prices in Asia have risen after Japan's central bank promised to help protect markets from the impact of the coronavirus.

    On Friday the US Federal Reserve made a similar pledge to stop more big falls on the world's financial markets.

    Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 was 1.2% higher, the Hang Seng in Hong Kong was up by 0.8% and China's Shanghai Composite was 3.1% higher.

    In a rare emergency statement, Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said the central bank would take necessary steps to stabilise financial markets: "Overseas and domestic financial markets continue to make unstable movements due to heightening uncertainty over the impact on the economy from the spread of the coronavirus."

    "The BOJ will monitor developments carefully, and strive to stabilise markets and offer sufficient liquidity via market operations and asset purchases," he added.

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  11. Asian shares down on pandemic fears after week of global market routs

    People checking their phones in Japan with stock market screen in background.

    Shares in Tokyo dropped sharply on Friday in one of the worst weeks for global stocks since the 2008 global financial crisis, as governments around the world took stricter measures to fight the spread of the coronavirus.

    In Asia, the Nikkei 225 was down more than 4% in Asian trade and the Shanghai Composite slid over 3%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index declined nearly 3%.

    This followed on from a bruising session on Wall Street with the S&P 500 index plunging 4.4% for its biggest dip since August 2011, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1,190.95 points, its largest points drop ever.

  12. Asian markets continue to slide

    A trader stares at her screens

    Stock markets in Asia continued to slide as the coronavirus spread across more parts of Europe, unsettling investors.

    While the outbreak started in China, other parts of the world are now being affected, while cases continue to emerge in Asia, particulalry South Korea and Japan.

    As Wall Street saw more negative sentiment overnight, Asia followed its lead.

    Today the Nikkei 225 slipped 2.1%, the Hang Seng index was down 0.9% while the Shangahi Composite was up slightly at 0.3%.

  13. Asian shares fall following continued US market weakness

    Pedestrians walk past an electric quotation board displaying the Nikkei 225 Index on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo.

    Shares in Asia fell on Wednesday in a follow-up to a continued US market drubbing as investors were spooked by a health agency warning to prepare for a possible coronavirus pandemic.

    In the US, the S&P 500 and Dow Jones indexes shed more than 3% overnight, for a fourth-straight session of losses.

    In Asia, Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 1.0%, the Hang Seng in Hong Kong edged down 0.73% and China's Shanghai Composite eased 0.60%.

  14. Japan shares slump as Asia reacts to global sell-off

    Pedestrians walk in front of an electric quotation board displaying the numbers on the Nikkei 225 index in Tokyo.

    Shares in Japan fell sharply early Tuesday morning as investors worried about the spread of the coronavirus.

    The slump followed a global stock market plunge on Monday with Wall Street and London suffering big drops.

    Japan's Nikkei 225 index dropped 4.5% when it re-opened following a public holiday on Monday, but has since regained some ground.

    Shares in Toyota Motor Corp were down 2.85%, while Uniqlo's parent company Fast Retailing dropped 4%.

  15. Asian shares dip, gold gains as virus spread worries

    A man watches shares in China fall on concerns about the spread of the coronavirus

    Asian share markets fell and gold rose on Monday as the coronavirus spread wider outside of China with new cases in South Korea, Italy and the Middle East raising concerns of note.

    Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 was shut for a public holiday after closing down 0.39% on Friday. The Hang Seng in Hong Kong on Monday dropped 1.55%, while China's Shanghai Composite eased 0.3%.

  16. Asian shares edge lower as investors weigh virus risks

    Man watches Asian stock market boards.

    Stock markets in Asia were mixed today as investors eyed the creeping spread of the coronavirus.

    Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 was down 0.3%, the Hang Seng in Hong Kong lost 0.9%, while China's Shanghai Composite remained flat.

  17. Asian stocks mixed as investors weigh coronavirus concerns

    Security men wear mask and protective suits when standing in front of a stock monitor at Shanghai Stock Exchange Building.

    Share prices in Asia have put in a mixed performance today as coronavirus fears persist even as China reported a big drop in new cases and eased borrowing costs to cushion the outbreak's economic impact.

    Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.3%, the Hang Seng in Hong Kong was unchanged, and China's Shanghai Composite was 1.8% higher.