TRADERS here beat a cautious retreat on Wednesday amid the release of modest export figures - just one day after local equities climbed back to pre-global financial crisis levels.

[NEW YORK] Wall Street's main indexes opened higher on Wednesday, led by gains in technology stocks including Microsoft and IBM...

MALAYSIAN stocks closed higher on Wednesday with the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Composite Index up 2.60 points to 1,828.63.

SINGAPORE shares were down on Wednesday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index lower by 8.3 points, or 0.23 per cent, to 3,541.91.

[LONDON] Europe's main stock markets declined in opening deals on Wednesday, after earlier losses in Asia...

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks hit their highest ever level in late trade on Wednesday, a day after posting a record close.

[SEOUL] South Korea's Kospi stock index weakened on Wednesday. The Korean won extended losses on the local platform while bond yields were unchanged. At 0630 GMT, the Kospi was down 6.31 points...

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed lower on Wednesday, with investors cautious after a drop on Wall Street.

[BENGALURU] Australian shares slipped to a more than four-week low on Wednesday, extending its second straight session of losses as material stocks slumped on weak base metal prices.

CATALIST-listed Singapore Kitchen Equipment is seeking a dual primary listing of its shares on the Growth Enterprise Market (GEM) board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (SEHK) through a share offer.