World Financial Markets

Australia's S&P/ASX 200 fell, and the South Korean and Shanghai markets were closed for national holidays. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 jumped 0.9 percent to 20,583.20 as the yen weakened against the U.S. dollar, boosting export shares. ( read original story ...)

Rise in unlocked shares to weigh on China’s stock market

BEIJING, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- China's stock market is likely to see liquidity strains as a potential ... two years before they are permitted to sell their shares. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index went up 0.28 percent to 3,348.94 points at the last ... ( read original story ...)