Twitter icon Email alerts icon Latest News RSS icon Magazine icon Stay connected:

View the article online at

Overnight Markets: Wall Street little changed as investors shrug off soft data

by Himanshu Singh on Mar 06, 2014 at 03:15

Smith & Wesson Holding Corp (SWHC.O) shares jumped 16.4% after the gun maker reported a 42% surge in its fiscal third-quarter profit.

In Asia, shares surged on Thursday led by Japanese stocks after a committee advising the ministry that oversees the world’s largest pension fund said it no longer needs to focus on domestic bonds.

The MSCI Asia Pacific Index rose 0.2% to 138 as of 10:07 a.m. in Tokyo. Japan’s Topix index rose 0.3%, while Nikkei Stock Average 225 gained 0.38%. New Zealand’s NZX 50 Index advanced 0.5%. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index declined 0.1%.

In Hong Kong, Hang Seng Index gained 0.38%, while China’s Shanghai Composite Index was down 0.63%.

Sign in / register to view full article on one page

leave a comment

Please sign in here or register here to comment. It is free to register and only takes a minute or two.

News sponsored by:

Sponsored Video: Bringing it all back home

As the UK coalition government strives to rebalance the national economy, so called 'reshoring' looks set to play an increasingly important role in economic recovery.

Today's top headlines

Investing for income in a changing environment

With talk on interest rates on the horizon, our latest roundtable debate covers income investing against a changing backdrop

More about this:


On the road

Click here to find out more from the Audience Development team.

Sorry, this link is not
quite ready yet