Nikkei share average rose morning, buoyed by optimism the US-North Korea summit taking place in Singapore could pave the way for denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.
Japanese stocks rose but gains were limited as investors focused on US-N Korea summit, while Tokyo Electric soared as the outcome of a local election.
SoftBank said its subsidiary ARM will cede control of its Chinese operations to a new joint venture with Chinese partners, a move aimed at expanding its business.
A recovery in Japanese shares ran out of steam as the Nikkei average faced stiff resistance at its 25-day average, but sentiment was underpinned by stellar US job data.
The pace of India's manufacturing sector output eased in May, a key economic data point showed.
Asian stocks began the new quarter with mild gains following a strong performance by global equities, while the dollar held steady ahead of key economic indicators.
Asian shares gained, joining a global recovery for equity markets as sentiment improved gradually from a recent shakeout that stemmed from fears of creeping inflation.
Indian markets lost ground in the week Union budget was announced. LTCG Tax spooked markets. Events that will guide the markets this week are:
Manufacturing sector grew at its slowest pace in three months in Jan as factory output, new business orders and employment rose at slower rates, a monthly survey said.
Tokyo stocks closed higher, with the benchmark Nikkei stock index finishing at its highest level in more than 26 years as the yen's softer tone against dollar.
U.P. Govt cancels Purvanchal Expressway bids
Co's Rs 1,740 Cr bid for expressway section cancelled
U.P. Govt to re-invite bids for expressway project
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Telecom Department may clear Vodafone-Idea merger today
Dr. Reddys new drug hits legal hurdle
U.S. court issues restraint order following patent litigation over Suboxone
Company remains confident in its legal positions on this patent Court order does not include a prohibition on commercial manufacturing of the product
The court has scheduled an expedited hearing of the preliminary injunction for June 28 Ruling is expected soon thereafter
Board mulls reshuffle of top management
ICICI Prudential Life Chief Bakshi may be named ICICI bank interim