[HONG KONG] Asian markets mostly headed into the weekend with losses on Friday following a sell-off on Wall Street as traders fear US lawmakers will fail to pass much-vaunted tax cuts.

THE world's biggest pension fund posted its fifth-straight quarterly gain, the longest run in more than two years, as global stocks advanced to new highs and weakness in the yen helped boost the...

DRIVEN by improved earnings and optimism over the strength of its economy, Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 Index on Wednesday hit a closing high not seen in almost 21 years...

SEPTEMBER is approaching, with its reputation as the worst month in history for US stocks, which lead sentiment in Asia. Yet many money managers continue to dance.

ASK Vinay Agarwal about valuations, and his brows furrow. "I've never held so much cash before, at 13 per cent," said the Indian equities fund manager with First State Stewart Asia,...