^N225 - Nikkei 225

Osaka - Osaka Delayed Price. Currency in JPY
21,398.03
-68.96 (-0.32%)
As of 12:46PM JST. Market open.
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Previous Close21,466.99
Open21,394.75
Volume0
Day's Range21,317.85 - 21,445.03
52 Week Range18,948.58 - 24,448.07
Avg. Volume63,820
  • Reuters36 minutes ago

    GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks fall on likely smaller Fed rate cut, crude climbs

    Asia stocks fell on Monday as investors scaled back expectations of an aggressive interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve, while heightened Middle East tensions following Iran's seizure of a British tanker lifted crude oil prices. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.4%. Global equity markets had risen briefly towards the end of last week after dovish comments by New York Fed President John Williams boosted expectations the central bank would lower rates by 50 basis points (bps) at its July 30-31 meeting.

  • Asia Stocks Mixed; Oil Gains Amid Iran Tensions: Markets Wrap
    Bloomberg43 minutes ago

    Asia Stocks Mixed; Oil Gains Amid Iran Tensions: Markets Wrap

    (Bloomberg) -- Stocks in Asia kicked off the week on a cautious note as traders dialed back expectations on the size of Federal Reserve easing later this month. Oil gained amid tensions in the Persian Gulf.Stocks slipped in Japan, Hong Kong, and China, and were little changed in South Korea and Australia. Futures on the S&P 500 Index were flat after U.S. markets fell Friday. Treasuries were steady after traders pared bets the Fed will slash rates by a half-point this month. China’s new stock venue for technology startups got off to a positive start as all 25 stocks rose on their debut, though the benchmark equity gauge in Shanghai was down almost 1%. The yen slipped.This week sees the earnings season ramp up, while the Fed is in a blackout period with regard to policy communications, ahead of next week’s policy decision. On the trade front, some Chinese companies are applying for tariff exemptions as they make inquiries about buying U.S. agricultural products, more than a week after President Donald Trump complained that China hasn’t increased its purchases of American farm products.“The start of earnings season has been very positive, but the price action on the major indexes has not been,” said Edward Moya, a strategist at Oanda Corp. “It appears markets are waiting to break and this could be the week that happens.”Elsewhere, stocks on China’s so-called Star market posted an average surge of 197%, though most had slipped from the intraday highs by 11 a.m. in Shanghai. The venue is the nation’s latest attempt to avoid losing the next Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. or Tencent Holdings Ltd. to exchanges in New York or Hong Kong.Here are some key events coming up:Earnings season rolls on with companies including: Amazon.com, Alphabet, Unilever, Caterpillar, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Boeing.U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s successor is announced on Tuesday, with Boris Johnson expected to become the new Conservative leader and PM.Thursday brings the European Central Bank policy decision. Economists widely expect officials to signal their readiness to cut interest rates and potentially broaden stimulus. Some see the chance of an immediate rate cut. ECB President Mario Draghi holds a briefing afterward.These are the main moves in markets:StocksFutures on the S&P 500 were flat as of 12:23 p.m. in Tokyo. The underlying gauge fell 0.6% Friday.Japan’s Topix index slipped 0.4%.South Korea’s Kospi index was little changed.Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index fell less than 0.1%.Hang Seng Index fell 0.8%.Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.9%.CurrenciesThe yen was down 0.2% to 107.94 per dollar.The offshore yuan rose 0.1% to 6.8786 per dollar.The euro bought $1.1217, little changed.The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index was flat.BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries remained at 2.06%.Australia’s 10-year yield was at 1.34%.CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude climbed 0.9% to $56.15 a barrel.Gold rose 0.2% to $1,427.73 an ounce.To contact the reporter on this story: Adam Haigh in Sydney at ahaigh1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Christopher Anstey at canstey@bloomberg.net, Ravil ShirodkarFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Reuters1 hour ago

    Nikkei dips on Fed, earnings caution; Asahi falls after AB InBev deal

    Japanese shares dipped on Monday on diminishing hopes of a large rate cut by the U.S. Federal Reserve and as investors took a cautious stance ahead of a Japanese earnings seasons that starts this week. On Friday, U.S. stocks fell following a report that the Federal Reserve plans to cut interest rates by only a quarter-percentage point at the end of the month. Asahi Group Holdings fell 6.3% after the beverage firm said it would buy the Australian operations of Anheuser-Busch InBev and issue up to 200 billion yen ($1.9 billion) of shares to fund it.

  • A New Race to The Bottom Buoying Markets
    FX Empire14 hours ago

    A New Race to The Bottom Buoying Markets

    It’s hard not to focus on the communication faux-pas from the New York Fed, but it seems too important to avoid. I flagged NY Fed president, John Williams, speech in yesterday’s ‘Daily Fix’ as a potential volatility event, suggesting the risk of guiding the market to 50bp was a low probability; but it was a risk.

  • Financial Times18 hours ago

    Mahathir’s son ready to inherit Malaysia’s political legacy

    Mukhriz Mahathir, son of the current prime minister of Malaysia, says he is prepared to follow in his father’s footsteps after the world’s oldest leader hands over the premiership to Anwar Ibrahim, his former longtime political foe and now ally. Mahathir Mohamad, who turned 94 on July 10, is facing rising pressure to pass the baton to Mr Anwar, as agreed by the ruling coalition parties before the country’s general election in May 2018. Mukhriz is the prime minister’s fifth child and only political heir.

  • Futures Up On Earnings, Global Equities Firm On Rate Cut Hopes, Geopolitics Caps Gains
    FX Empire3 days ago

    Futures Up On Earnings, Global Equities Firm On Rate Cut Hopes, Geopolitics Caps Gains

    Global equities firm as rate cut hopes are stoked but traders are cautioned not to expect too much from the FOMC.

  • Reuters3 days ago

    GLOBAL MARKETS-Fed rate cut bets buoy stocks, dollar steadies

    Global stocks rose on Friday as investors firmed up bets on a U.S. interest rate cut at the end of July after a speech by a top Federal Reserve official further cemented expectations for one, fuelling appetite for risky assets and capping the dollar. European shares opened higher across the board, but had given up gains by midday in London. In oil markets, crude surged after the United States said its navy had destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz, a major chokepoint for global crude flows, raising concerns about supply disruptions out of the region.

  • Reuters3 days ago

    Japan shares jump as Fed signals month-end rate cut, chip sector lead gains

    Japanese stocks rebounded solidly on Friday from the previous day's tumble, as riskier assets got a lift after a senior Federal Reserve official bolstered expectation of a U.S. rate cut later this month, with the semiconductor sector leading the gains. TSMC, the world's largest contract chipmaker and supplier to Apple Inc, on Thursday posted a decline in second-quarter profit but said demand is likely to recover over the rest of the year, particularly from smartphone makers.

  • Reuters3 days ago

    GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks firm as Fed props up rate cut expectations

    Asian stocks rose on Friday after a top Federal Reserve official cemented expectations of a U.S. interest rate cut later this month, fuelling appetite for riskier assets and keeping a cap on the dollar. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 1%, bouncing back from the previous day's losses, while Japan's Nikkei advanced 2%. New York Fed President John Williams said on Thursday that policymakers could not wait for economic disaster to hit before adding stimulus, in a speech read as a strong argument in favour of quick monetary action.

  • TheStreet.com3 days ago

    [video]Dow Futures Gain, Global Stocks Jump, as Fed Officials Hint at Deeper Rate Cuts

    U.S. equity futures are pointing to solid gains across Wall Street Friday as investors react to comment from Federal Reserve officials that could signal deeper rate cuts and stronger-than-expected second quarter earnings from Microsoft that look to revive hopes for a tech-lead rally into the second half of the year.

  • Stats, Trade, Brexit and Corporate Earnings to Influence on the Day
    FX Empire3 days ago

    Stats, Trade, Brexit and Corporate Earnings to Influence on the Day

    The Trade war, Brexit and economic data keep the majors in the spotlight through the day. There’s also the earnings calendar to consider…

  • Reuters3 days ago

    Japan shares bounce as Fed signals rate cut, chip sector gains

    Wall Street shares moved higher overnight as comments from New York Federal Reserve President John Williams helped cement expectations for an interest rate cut this month. Taking their cues from Taiwanese chipmaker TSMC's positive revenue outlook, Japan's chip sector drove gains with Advantest, Disco and Tokyo Electron surging between 4.6% and 6.5% each. Bucking the firmer trend, Japan Post Holdings shed 0.4% to an all-time low after the Nikkei business daily reported the country's largest private insurance firm Nippon Life requested Japan Post to halt selling its policies at its affiliate post offices.

  • Global Markets: Asia stocks firm as Fed props up rate cut expectations
    Reuters3 days ago

    Global Markets: Asia stocks firm as Fed props up rate cut expectations

    Asian stocks rose on Friday after a top Federal Reserve official cemented expectations of a U.S. interest rate cut later this month, fuelling appetite for riskier assets and keeping a cap on the dollar. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 1%, bouncing back from the previous day's losses, while Japan's Nikkei advanced 2%. New York Fed President John Williams said on Thursday that policymakers could not wait for economic disaster to hit before adding stimulus, in a speech read as a strong argument in favour of quick monetary action.

  • Global stocks down as big rate cut hopes fade, dollar rises
    Reuters3 days ago

    Global stocks down as big rate cut hopes fade, dollar rises

    A gauge of global stocks declined after early gains dissipated on Friday as expectations for a strongly dovish U.S. Federal Reserve at its next meeting were dialed back, pushing the dollar higher. On Wall Street, a climb in major indexes fizzled late in the session after the Wall Street Journal reported the Fed is likely to cut rates by 25 basis points when it meets later this month, after comments by a Fed official on Thursday raised expectations a larger cut may be on the cards.

  • U.S. Stocks Climb, Dollar Falls on Fed-Cut Wagers: Markets Wrap
    Bloomberg4 days ago

    U.S. Stocks Climb, Dollar Falls on Fed-Cut Wagers: Markets Wrap

    (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks rebounded and the dollar fell after Federal Reserve Bank of New York President John Williams highlighted the need for swift action should policy makers conclude the economy is in trouble.Consumer and financial stocks led gains in the S&P 500 Index, while Treasury 10-year yields dropped. A positive outlook from Apple Inc. supplier’s Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.’s lifted chipmakers. The NYSE FANG+ Index slid on Netflix Inc.’s surprise loss of U.S. customers. A report that Iran made a “substantial” offer on its nuclear program in return for fewer sanctions gave a lift to equities that was later tempered by news that the U.S. shot down an Iranian drone. In after-hours trading, Microsoft Corp. and cybersecurity company CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. rallied after sales topped estimates.The futures market edged closer to the idea of a half-point U.S. rate cut this month, with fed funds now pricing in about 42 basis points of easing. Fed Vice Chairman Richard Clarida told Fox Business Network that policy makers shouldn’t wait for the economy to turn down to act. Cutting rates could help cushion some of the blow from uncertainty about trade that’s likely to prove persistent, according to Fed Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard.“We’re in a trade war, you’re seeing the impact on corporate earnings, you’re seeing the central banks forced to scramble to react to that,” Bob Michele, CIO and head of global fixed income at JPMorgan Asset Management, said in a Bloomberg TV interview.Elsewhere, oil slid to the lowest in almost a month as pessimism about a trade truce between the U.S. and China continued to dog markets, while the resumption of Russian pipeline flows fed worries about a supply glut. The pound climbed as the British Parliament backed measures to prevent the next prime minister suspending the legislature to pursue a no-deal Brexit.These are the main moves in markets:StocksThe S&P 500 rose 0.4% to 2,995.11 as of 4 p.m. New York time.The Stoxx Europe 600 Index decreased 0.2%.The MSCI Asia Pacific Index fell 0.6%.CurrenciesThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index dipped 0.5%.The euro gained 0.5% to $1.1276.The British pound climbed 1% to $1.2554.The Japanese yen added 0.6% to 107.26 per dollar.BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries dipped two basis points to 2.03%.Germany’s 10-year yield declined two basis points to -0.31%.Britain’s 10-year yield was unchanged at 0.759%.CommoditiesThe Bloomberg Commodity Index dipped 0.8%.West Texas Intermediate crude declined 2.6% to $55.30 a barrel.\--With assistance from Nancy Moran, Sophie Caronello, Todd White, Yakob Peterseil, Cecile Gutscher, Tom Keene, Nejra Cehic, Adam Haigh and Vildana Hajric.To contact the reporter on this story: Rita Nazareth in New York at rnazareth@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Jeremy Herron at jherron8@bloomberg.net, Rita NazarethFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Stocks Stumble As Netflix Dives; Dow Jones Stock IBM Breaks Out, Apple Upgraded
    Investor's Business Daily4 days ago

    Stocks Stumble As Netflix Dives; Dow Jones Stock IBM Breaks Out, Apple Upgraded

    Novartis and eBay grabbed early leads Thursday as Netflix slammed the Nasdaq, even as an analyst upgrade lifted Dow Jones stock Apple toward a buy point.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS -Stocks slip as U.S.-China trade war drags on corporate earnings
    Reuters4 days ago

    GLOBAL MARKETS -Stocks slip as U.S.-China trade war drags on corporate earnings

    Global shares slipped on Thursday on growing signs that a trade dispute between the United States and China was taking a toll on corporate earnings, with nerves spreading from Wall Street through Asia to European markets. MSCI world equity index, which tracks shares in 47 countries, fell 0.2% to its lowest in nine days, after the start of the earnings season brought bad signs.

  • Reuters4 days ago

    GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks slide as U.S.-China trade war takes toll on earnings

    Global shares slipped on Thursday on growing signs that a trade dispute between the United States and China was taking a toll on corporate earnings, with nerves spreading from Wall Street through Asia to European markets. MSCI world equity index, which tracks shares in 47 countries, fell 0.2% to their lowest in nine days, while the Euro STOXX 600 slipped 0.5% to its lowest in almost three weeks.

  • Reuters4 days ago

    GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks wobble on trade, earnings anxiety; US Treasury yields fall

    Asian share markets faltered on Thursday as Wall Street stocks dropped on early signs that the U.S.-China trade war could hurt corporate earnings, which helped underpin solid demand for safe-haven U.S. Treasuries. South Korea's market was off 0.4% after the Bank of Korea unexpectedly cut its policy interest rate for the first time in three years, as uncertainties from a trade dispute with Japan added to anxiety about the economy's outlook.

  • Reuters4 days ago

    Japan shares suffer worst fall in 4 months on earnings fears

    Japanese shares recorded their biggest one-day fall in nearly four months on Thursday as dismal export data and weak U.S. corporate earnings raised fresh worries about fallout from the Sino-U.S. trade war. As the U.S. earnings season kicked off, weak results from railway transport company CSX Corp stoked concerns that the protracted trade standoff between the United States and China could hurt the profits of U.S. companies. The outlook is seen even bleaker in Japan as companies struggle with the U.S.-China tariff war amid deteriorating global conditions that have dragged on its exports.

  • TheStreet.com4 days ago

    [video]Dow Futures Flat , Global Stocks Slip, as Tech Earnings, Trade Data Rattle Bulls

    U.S. equity futures are pointing to a third day of declines on Wall Street Thursday as investors react to weaker-than-expected earnings in the tech and industrial sectors and signal increasing concern for the fate of U.S.-China trade talks.

  • Reuters4 days ago

    Nikkei slips to 3-week low as trade worries haunt earnings

    Japan's Nikkei fell to three-week lows early on Thursday as the country's dismal exports and weak U.S. corporate earnings raised fresh worries about fallout from the Sino-U.S. trade war. Investors are on the sidelines and waiting to buy on dips only if the Nikkei falls below 21,000," said Takashi Hiroki, chief strategist at Monex Securities. The outlook is seen even bleaker in Japan as companies struggle with the U.S.-China tariff war amid deteriorating global conditions that have dragged on its exports.

  • Earnings Season Underway, EU Moves Lower On Trade Concerns, Uncertainty Dominant Theme On Wall Street
    FX Empire5 days ago

    Earnings Season Underway, EU Moves Lower On Trade Concerns, Uncertainty Dominant Theme On Wall Street

    Global indices retreat as trade woe resurfaces and corporate earnings roll in.

  • Financial Times5 days ago

    Mark Carney’s climate warning; SEC threatens governance crackdown

    FT subscribers can  click here to receive Moral Money every Wednesday by email. Welcome to Moral Money! This week the head of the UK central bank warned that regulation looms for environmental, social ...

  • Renewed US-China Trade Woes Weigh on Asian Shares
    FX Empire5 days ago

    Renewed US-China Trade Woes Weigh on Asian Shares

    It’s been more than two weeks since U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to resume trade talks between the two economic powerhouses. However, conditions haven’t improved much.