Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose
on Thursday with Indonesia leading gains ahead of its central
bank's policy meet, while Singapore shares declined following a
fall in the country's non-oil exports.
Indonesian index rose 0.6 percent ahead of the
policy rate decisions of the central bank...
Taiwan will not bow to Chinese
pressure and called for international support against Beijing's
"out-of-control actions", a presidential spokesman said on
Thursday, after Beijing urged companies to change the way they
refer to the self-ruled island.
Neel Kashkari, president of the Federal
Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and a critic of the Fed's recent
round of interest rate hikes, on Wednesday said the U.S. central
bank is as well positioned now as before the 2007-2009 financial
crisis to fight a downturn.
Australia's benchmark share index rose to
its highest level in more than two months on Thursday on
stronger financials and materials, though investors held off on
making big bets ahead of a slew of production reports by major
John Bogle, whose family's struggles
during the Great Depression led him to pioneer low-cost
investing and to found Vanguard Group, now the world's biggest
mutual fund firm, died on Wednesday at the age of 89, Vanguard