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Protests in Hong Kong drove the Hang Seng Index down 4.79% last week with a violent turn Monday. China’s industrial output grew significantly slower than expected in October. The Nikkei was pressured by a report that showed growth in Japan’s economy ground to a near standstill in the third quarter. Shares in Australia were unpinned last week after disappointing October jobs data raised the chances of another rate cut by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) in the coming months.
Global markets edge higher on trade hopes but still no deal in sight, traders are warned to expect too much from the deal when and if it comes.
Later on Thursday, White House economic adviser provided another ray of hope when he said negotiations over the first phase of a trade agreement with China were coming down to the final stages, with the two sides in close contact.
A subtle change in the Bank of Japan's stock buying has sparked debate among market players on whether the central bank is changing its tactics, or even trying to reduce its purchases covertly. The BOJ has not bought exchange traded funds (ETFs) since Oct. 9, its operation disclosure shows, the longest such spell since the it began buying stocks aggressively under Governor Haruhiko Kuroda as part of its broader efforts to stimulate the economy. The change suggests the BOJ could reduce stock buying if Japanese share prices stay near current levels -- the highest in a year and not far from three-decade highs touched last year -- even though market players say the BOJ will likely step up buying again if the market falls.
Tokyo stocks closed higher on Friday as trade hopes were given a boost by US President Donald Trump's economic aide touting progress in talks with China. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index finished up 0.70 percent, or 161.77 points, at 23,303.32 while the broader Topix Index climbed 0.73 percent, or 12.27 points, to 1,696.67. The market took heart after White House adviser Larry Kudlow said that the long-awaited mini trade deal with China was on track as part of a wider pact.
Global equities markets rose and safe-haven assets such as gold and government debt fell on Friday on renewed hopes that the United States and China will reach a deal to de-escalate their trade war helped boost risk appetite. The three major U.S. stock indexes opened higher and set fresh record highs while equity markets from Tokyo to the major bourses in Europe and across the Americas gained on remarks by White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Thursday. Kudlow cited what he called very constructive talks with Beijing about ending a 16-month trade war during an event at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington.
Tokyo stocks opened fractionally higher on Friday with weak global economic data and lingering uncertainty over the direction of US-China trade talks weighing on the market. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index edged up 0.08 percent or 17.56 points to 23,159.11 in early trade, while the broader Topix index climbed 0.16 percent or 2.66 points to 1,687.06.
World stocks edged lower and debt yields fell on Thursday as Chinese economic data slowed in October and Germany narrowly avoided a recession in the third quarter, adding to concerns about the impact of the U.S.-China trade war on global growth. The dollar fell against the Japanese yen and traded near break-even to slightly lower against the euro on diminished risk appetite due to the deteriorating nature of the U.S.-China trade talks amid ongoing political turmoil in Hong Kong. The driver of investor sentiment is the status of a "phase one" trade agreement, which had appeared to be in the cards but not any more, said Kristina Hooper, chief global market strategist at Invesco.
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Tokyo stocks closed lower on Thursday after the release of weaker-than-expected growth data in Japan and with ongoing doubts over a US-China trade deal. Investors faced a slew of negative news items -- slack Japanese growth data, doubts over a US-China trade deal and a stronger yen -- but none of them worrying enough to spark heavy selling. "It's difficult to take drastic positions now in the absence of drastic news," said Makoto Sengoku, market analyst at Tokai Tokyo Research Institute.
Global stock markets slipped Thursday amid doubts about a U.S.-Chinese trade deal and after the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman said it is likely to leave its benchmark interest rate unchanged. London and Frankfurt were trading lower after Tokyo and Hong Kong closed down for the day. Wall Street futures were up slightly.
Tokyo stocks opened slightly lower on Thursday after the release of weaker-than-expected growth data in Japan and amid ongoing doubts over a US-China trade deal. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index edged down 0.08 percent or 18.53 points to 23,301.34 in early trade while the broader Topix index was down 0.19 percent or 3.21 points at 1,697.12. Investors faced a slew of negative news items -- slack Japanese growth data, doubts over a US-China trade deal and a stronger yen -- but none of them worrying enough to spark heavy selling.
World stocks edged lower and debt yields fell on Thursday as Chinese economic data slowed in October and Germany narrowly avoided a recession in the third quarter, adding to concerns about the U.S.-China trade war's impact on global growth. MSCI'S All-Country World index , which tracks the performance of equity markets in 47 countries, slid 0.11% while gold prices rose, moving further away from a three-month low hit on Tuesday. The dollar fell against the Japanese yen and traded near break-even to slightly lower against the euro on diminished risk appetite due to the difficult nature of the U.S.-China trade talks amid ongoing political turmoil in Hong Kong.
SoftBank's Z Holdings Corp is in talks to merge with messaging app operator Line Corp , two sources said on Wednesday, the investment company's latest bet on a struggling tech firm. A deal could see SoftBank Corp , which controls internet firm Z Holdings, and Line's parent Naver Corp form a 50:50 venture that would control Z Holdings, which would in turn operate Line and Yahoo, the sources said.
Tokyo stocks closed lower Wednesday as cautious investors awaited remarks by the US Federal Reserve chief as well as key Chinese data later in the week. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 0.85 percent ...
Global stocks sank Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened more tariff hikes on Chinese imports if talks aimed at ending a trade war fail to produce an interim agreement. Market benchmarks in London, Frankfurt, Shanghai and Tokyo declined. Wall Street looked set to slip.
Tokyo stocks opened marginally lower Wednesday as cautious investors stayed on the sidelines awaiting remarks by the US Federal Reserve chief and key Chinese data later in the week. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 0.34 percent or 81.07 points to 23,438.94 in early trade while the broader Topix was down 0.16 percent or 2.77 points at 1,706.90. Traders were left with no major buying pegs after US President Donald Trump offered little in the way of positive news on US trade disputes with China or Europe, analysts said.
World stock markets rose Tuesday as investor awaited news on progress in negotiations on the trade dispute between China and the United States. An update could come later in the day, when U.S. President Donald Trump is scheduled to give a speech on trade and economic policy at the Economic Club of New York. Wall Street looked set for gains, with the futures for the Dow and the S&P 500 both up 0.1%.
Tokyo stocks rose on Tuesday, driven higher by a brisk performance from the construction sectors, but investors remained cautious over the US-China trade deal and fresh unrest in Hong Kong. The benchmark ...
Tokyo stocks opened almost flat on Tuesday as cautious traders fretted over the US-China trade deal and fresh unrest in Hong Kong. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index edged up 0.06 percent or 15.04 points at ...
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp will spend about 600 billion yen ($5.5 billion) to build power distribution networks, the Nikkei newspaper reported, without citing its sources. In a rare move for non-power generators, Japan's former telephone monopoly aims to supply power to hospitals and factories when electricity supply is cut off, the report said. NTT generates about 300 billion yen in revenue from its power business and plans to double that by fiscal 2025, the report said.
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba set a new sales record on Singles Day, the world’s largest 24-hour shopping event. The S&P;/ASX 200 Index posted its highest closing price since August 1, the same week it reached an all-time high closing value of 6845.