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Japan's Nikkei ended almost flat on Thursday weighed down by a fall in index heavyweight Fast Retailing, but strong earnings from Texas Instruments boosted chip-related shares, supporting the broader market. ...
Asian shares inched up in subdued trade on Thursday after Wall Street ended higher, but political uncertainty in the United States and worries about weakening global economic growth kept many investors on the sidelines. Financial spreadbetters expect London's FTSE Frankfurt's DAX and Paris's CAC to dip marginally when they open, with investors awaiting news from the European Central Bank's first policy review of the year. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.3 percent, while Japan's Nikkei average eased 0.1 percent.
Asian shares inched up in subdued trade on Thursday after Wall Street ended higher, but political uncertainty in the United States and worries about weakening global economic growth kept many investors on the sidelines. Financial spreadbetters expect London's FTSE (.FTSE) Frankfurt's DAX (.DAX) and Paris's CAC (.FCHI) to dip marginally when they open, with investors awaiting news from the European Central Bank's first policy review of the year. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.3 percent, while Japan's Nikkei average (.N225) eased 0.1 percent.
Japanese shares linked to the city of Nagasaki got an unlikely boost on Thursday after Pope Francis unveiled a plan to visit Japan, with media reporting Nagasaki, for centuries a centre of Christianity in Japan, would be on his itinerary. Stock traders said the first Papal visit to Japan in almost four decades would be a big publicity boost and help attract tourists to the city, associated in the minds of many foreigners with a second U.S. atomic bomb attack in 1945. The Pope told reporters on Wednesday he would visit Japan in November.
Asian stocks were mostly higher on Thursday as positive U.S. earnings reports reassured investors that the world’s largest economy was on track.
Japan's Nikkei edged lower on Thursday morning as lingering concerns about the global economy and international trade frictions hurt sentiment, but chip-related stocks outperformed after Texas Instruments ...
Asia stocks mostly gained on Thursday despite uncertainties surrounding the global economic outlook as well as the ongoing U.S.-China trade fight. South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix saw strong gains despite reporting disappointing earnings. Australia released employment data that came in above expectations and showed the country's labor market "looking quite strong," according to one economist.
By Sinéad Carew LONDON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The MSCI global stock index ended Wednesday's choppy trading session with a small gain as worries over U.S. politics, global economic growth and trade tensions ...
The MSCI global stock index ended Wednesday's choppy trading session with a small gain as worries over U.S. politics, global economic growth and trade tensions were countered by a boost from quarterly earnings reports. U.S. Treasury yields climbed but analysts expect the $15.6 trillion market to be confined within a tight trading range due to a dearth of fresh economic data amid the longest-ever U.S. government shutdown. "The trade conflicts and tensions, the (U.S. government) shutdown and certainly more chatter about global growth in 2019, those are the factors that need to be hashed out before we get a clear direction," said Minh Trang, senior currency trader at Silicon Valley Bank in Santa Clara, California.
Asian markets finished flat Wednesday as Japan reported weak export data and news surfaced of possible hiccups in China-U.S. trade talks.
Today’s action is going to be dominated by earnings, there are another dozen or so reports from S&P 500 companies after the bell. The French CAC led at midday with a gain near 0.5% and was followed by a near 0.25% advance in the German DAX. Equity markets in Asia were mixed on the news.
Japan's December exports fall to the lowest level in two years, thanks to a sharp decline in China shipments, while the BoJ cuts inflation forecasts and pledges to keep 10-year rates at zero percent. White House Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow denies reports of cancelled U.S.-China trade talks, but says President Trump won't "back down' on demands for structural changes. Global crude trades higher as investors bet on potential China stimulus to kick-start demand in the world's biggest energy importer.
SINGAPORE (AP) — World stock markets were subdued Wednesday as news of possible hiccups in U.S.-China trade talks ratcheted up growth worries.
* BOJ keeps ultra-loose monetary policy * Subaru tumbles after co says it halted output at sole factory in Japan * Bridgestone falls after it says to buy Tomtom's Telematics for $1 bln * Dec exports fall more than expected By Ayai Tomisawa TOKYO, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei ended lower on Wednesday as weaker-than-expected December exports and concerns over U.S.-China relations added to worries about the outlook for the trade-reliant economy, though a softer yen offset pressure on exporters. As expected, the Bank of Japan trimmed its inflation forecasts but maintained its ultra-loose monetary policy at the end of a two-day meeting on Wednesday. However, the trade dispute between the United States and China was the key worry of the day.
Asian stocks took a breather on Wednesday, with mounting signs of slowing global growth and concerns over a yet-unresolved Sino-U.S. trade dispute putting the brakes on investor appetite for risk assets. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was mostly unchanged, stalling after climbing to a seven-week high on Monday. Australian stocks were a shade lower and Japan's Nikkei nudged up 0.2 percent.
Traders are following up on an a report from the Financial Times which said the U.S. had canceled a trade meeting with Chinese officials, scheduled for later this month. The Treasury Department and the U.S. trade representative’s office did not respond to requests for comment. However, White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow denied that an official meeting had been canceled.
*FT report on U.S.- China talks rekindle trade worries. Japan's Nikkei dropped 0.7 percent while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dipped 0.1 percent. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow denied the report, helping U.S. equities pare some losses though the fresh concerns about U.S.- China relations kept share prices in check.
On Wall Street, stocks dropped to their lows of the day following a Financial Times story which said the U.S. had canceled a trade meeting with Chinese officials. The report was later confirmed by a source familiar with the situation to CNBC's Kayla Tausche. Major stock markets in Asia ended mixed on Wednesday amid concerns over the state of ongoing U.S.-China trade negotiations, after reports emerged that the White House canceled a trade planning meeting with Beijing this week.
Chipmakers plunged more than 3 percent, with every member of the Philadelphia Semiconductor Index in the red. Caterpillar and DowDuPont led declines in the Dow Jones Industrial Average of more than 400 points at one point. The S&P 500 briefly pared losses after presidential adviser Lawrence Kudlow said a Financial Times report that the U.S. canceled a preliminary meeting with Chinese officials was untrue.
By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - A gauge of world stock markets fell on Tuesday as concerns over global growth and trade gave investors incentive to look towards safe-haven assets such as the ...
A gauge of world stock markets fell on Tuesday as concerns over global growth and trade gave investors incentive to look toward safe-haven assets such as the Japanese yen and government bonds. Investors shunned risk assets like equities as the International Monetary Fund warned of a dimmer outlook on Monday, China confirmed its slowest growth rate in nearly 30 years, and as Brexit uncertainty continued to drag on sentiment. "There's so much in the background - trade, government shutdown, earnings season - you're going to have these big swings in the markets based on the latest data," said Paul Nolte, portfolio manager at Kingsview Asset Management in Chicago.
More than 100 big-name S&P 500 companies are expected to release earnings reports this week. The major US indices were down -0.60% to -0.80% in the early pre-market session. The EU markets were down an average -0.50% in early morning trading as Davos Depression sinks in.
Global stocks retreat for a second day on twin concerns for word economic growth in the form of a sharp China slowdown and reduced 2019 forecasts from the IMF. European stocks clipped by growth concerns and Brexit uncertainty as Prime Minister Theresa may attempts to revive her rejected exit deal. U.S. equity futures suggest a 21 point pullback for the S&P 500 and a 160-point slide for the Dow at start of trading.