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Election results in Australia and India helped lead gains for Asia. Sydney's S&P ASX 200 added 1.7% to 6,476.10 following a shock victory for Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Voting in India's election, which lasted more than five weeks, ended with exit polls predicting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party and its allies will win another five years in office.
Tokyo stocks closed higher on Monday, with investors putting trade worries on the back burner after data showed Japan's economy grew in the first quarter, defying expectations. Tokyo stocks opened higher after government data showed the world's third-largest economy grew 0.5 percent in the January-March quarter despite expectations for a mild contraction. US President Donald Trump on Friday announced a six-month delay in imposing steep tariffs on auto imports, seeking to maintain the pressure on Europe and Japan for trade concessions.
China is down, but U.S. futures are up early Monday. This is causing a little confusion for traders after sources told CNBC on Friday that scheduling discussions for further trade talks have been put on hold since U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has increased scrutiny of Chinese telecom companies.
It’s a mixed start to the day, support for the Aussie Dollar kicked in, while the EUR and the Pound could be under pressure. EU elections loom…
Japanese GDP expanded a better-than-expected 0.5 percent in the first quarter of this year, official data showed Monday, although analysts cautioned that the world's third-largest economy was still facing headwinds. "The headline figures were unexpectedly good but if you take a closer look, the data was not something we should be pleased about," said Takeshi Minami, chief economist at Norinchukin Research Institute. "Rather, the data clearly showed weak points in the economy with poor consumption and corporate investment on plants and equipment," he told AFP.
Tokyo stocks opened higher on Monday, with investors putting trade worries on the back burner after data showed Japan's economy grew in the first quarter, defying expectations. Investors remained concerned about the US-China trade row and were also watching how talks on threatened US auto tariffs will go, said Makoto Sengoku, an analyst at Tokai Tokyo Research Center. US President Donald Trump on Friday announced a six-month delay in imposing steep tariffs on auto imports, seeking to maintain the pressure on Europe and Japan for trade concessions.
Chinese media contend that U.S. negotiators aim to thwart China’s rise, just as they ended Japan’s ascendancy 34 years ago, via an unfavorable deal.
Stocks fell broadly on Wall Street Friday as investor jitters over the heated trade war between the world's two biggest economies overshadowed encouraging developments in conflicts between the U.S. and other key trading partners.
Australia, Japan Up—Singapore, KOSPI, and Hong Kong DownHang Seng fallsHong Kong’s Hang Seng Index fell in early trading and didn’t recover until the end of the trading day. The index dropped 1.16%, or 329 points, to end the day at 27,946.46,
SINGAPORE (AP) — Global markets were mostly lower on Friday amid worries that U.S. economic sanctions on Huawei may cast a pall on trade negotiations with China.
Although China has not announced any retaliatory moves against the U.S. in reaction to the move against Huawei, U.S. firms still took a hit in anticipation of a drop in business. Qualcomm was down 4%, Micron was nearly 3% lower, and semiconductor firms Qorvo and Skyworks were down 7% and 6%, respectively.
Tokyo stocks closed higher on Friday, taking heart from rallies on Wall Street as concerns over the US-China trade war receded slightly and investors eyed Japanese GDP data early next week. The benchmark ...
Tokyo stocks opened higher on Friday, taking heart from rallies on Wall Street as concerns over the US-China trade war receded slightly. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was up 0.67 percent or 140.72 points at 21,203.70 in early trade, while the broader Topix index was up 0.54 percent, or 8.27 points, at 1,545.82. "Excessive worries over the US-China trade war that sent stocks sharply lower earlier this week are receding, with the assumption that any actual punitive measures would come in late June or later," Yoshihiro Ito, chief strategist at Okasan Online Securities, said in a commentary.
The U.S. equities rise as strong earnings and data support the market, but the gains were capped by escalating trade tensions.
LONDON (AP) — Stocks recovered their poise Thursday after dropping over President Donald Trump's decision to limit U.S. exports to foreign telecoms companies, an order that appeared aimed squarely at China.
Tokyo stocks closed down on Thursday, despite more conciliatory messages from Washington on trade as investors remained worried about how the US-China row will develop. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell ...
Tokyo stocks opened lower on Thursday, despite more conciliatory messages from Washington on trade as investors remained worried about how the US-China row will develop. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index ...
Tokyo stocks opened lower on Thursday despite more conciliatory messages from Washington on trade. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 0.48 percent or 101.38 points to 21,087.18 in early trade while the ...
BEIJING (AP) — Stock markets mostly turned lower in European trading Wednesday over the trade dispute between the U.S. and China, even though President Donald Trump said a settlement was still possible.
"Tokyo shares moved into positive territory following gains in Chinese shares," Okasan Online Securities said in a commentary. "When the time is right we will make a deal with China," Trump tweeted, adding that his "respect and friendship with President Xi is unlimited". "China will be pumping money into their system and probably reducing interest rates, as always, in order to make up for the business they are, and will be, losing," he said on Twitter.
Mainland Chinese shares advanced despite disappointing news across the board. Industrial Production output for April came in below forecasts. The report showed an increase of 5.4% year-on-year, compared to expectations of a 6.5% year-on-year increase.
Tokyo stocks opened flat on Wednesday, with trade war fears lingering despite optimistic comments from US President Donald Trump that helped US shares recover earlier losses. "The US market rebounded as worries over US-China trade friction receded after US President Trump offered an optimistic view" on the prospects for the negotiations, Toshiyuki Kanayama, senior market analyst at Monex, said in a commentary. "China will be pumping money into their system and probably reducing interest rates, as always, in order to make up for the business they are, and will be, losing.
May 14: Indian Indexes Gain, Other Asian Markets Stay in the Red(Continued from Prior Part)Hang Seng is backAfter celebrating Buddha’s birthday yesterday, the Hang Seng index was back in action today. The index lost 1.5% as negative news piled up,
Zaira Paz, a nurse from the Philippines, arrived in the UK more than a year ago to work and help support her family back home. A combination of factors including uncertainty over Brexit affecting European nurses, demographic changes and a shortage in domestically trained staff have made nurses from outside Europe an important part of the workforce in the UK, which is estimated to have over 30,000 vacancies for registered nurses in England alone. “If we were not being able to be supported by the nurses from India and the Philippines, if we were just focusing within the UK or currently within Europe to recruit the numbers of nurses that are needed, we would struggle,” said Andrew Carter, associate chief nurse of the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.