[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks edged down in the first few minutes of trade on Friday as profit-takers cashed out following the previous day's surge...

MALAYSIA share prices opened higher on Friday with the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Composite Index up 12.00 points to 1,706.21 at 9am.

SINGAPORE stocks opened stronger on Friday, with the Straits Times Index increasing 0.4 per cent or 12.22 points to 3,066.75 as at 9.01am after key indices rallied overnight in the United States.

THE following companies saw new developments which may affect trading of their shares on Friday:

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened lower on Friday in uncertain trade as investors sought fresh clues after US shares surged out of the red.

[LONDON] European shares reversed early morning gains and fell to two-week lows on Thursday in a broad-based selloff as British Prime Minister Theresa May's government was plunged into crisis...

[WASHINGTON] USĀ stocksĀ snapped a four-day losing streak on Thursday, surging out of the red as oil prices stabilised and a Wall Street analyst recommended shares in Apple.

WITH the proposal to shift voting power on voluntary delistings to minority shareholders, will some companies try to beat the deadline?

BROKER'S TAKE

A SERIES of natural disasters, a lack of near-term re-rating catalysts and a more cautious macroeconomic outlook have led broker KGI Securities to downgrade its recommendation on Accordia Golf Trust...

STOCKS

ASIAN stocks rose on Thursday, buoyed by signs that China and the United States are taking the first steps to de-escalate their bitter trade dispute.