May 01, 2015 9:51 AM ET
Market indexes in Japan closed higher ahead of Golden Week holiday through May 6. Core consumer price index increased for the first time in a year. Jobless rate improved to 3.4% and household spending dropped in March. Sony estimated operating profit in the current fiscal year.
May 01, 2015 9:19 AM ET
Australian market indexes traded higher and trimmed weekly losses to 2% as home prices in capital cities across the nation continue to rise. Atlas Iron plans to reopen two of the three recently closed iron ore mines.