Monday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Monday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan Australian shares dipped Monday, as a Wall Street decline in the prior session and surging cases of C-19 in Europe pushed investors to look past an improvement in the domestic virus chaos. The S&P/ASX 200 index slipped 0.2% to 5,852.10 by 0102 GMT. In New Zealand, the benchmark S&P/NZX […]

Wednesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Wednesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan Australian shares followed their US peers higher Wednesday, led by tech stocks, as investors awaited the Fed’s policy statement due later in the day for its view on the US economy. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index rose 1% to a 1-wk closing high. In New Zealand, the benchmark S&P/NZX […]

Monday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Monday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan Australian shares end higher as miners lead, virus cases abate Australian shares closed higher Monday, boosted by mining stocks, after the country’s C-19 hotspot state of Victoria reported its lowest single-day rise in new infections in nearly 3 months. The S&P/ASX 200 index ended 0.7% higher at 5,899.5. New […]

Monday’s World Stock Markets Wrap: Asia-Pacific

Monday’s World Stock Markets Wrap: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan China’s benchmark Shanghai Composite Index ended at its lowest close since late July as investors sold off sectors seen as over-valued, and as the reported possible blacklisting of China’s largest chip maker by the United States hit tech firms. At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was down 1.87% […]

Monday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Monday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan Australian shares seesawed Monday, as investors remained cautious ahead of the central bank’s cash rate decision and Q-2 economic growth data expected this week to gauge the impact of the C-19 chaos domestically. The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 0.2% to 6,083.60 by 0100 GMT New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 […]

Friday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan Australian shares closed lower Friday, dropping the most in nearly a month. The S&P/ASX 200 index ended 0.9% lower to 6,073.80, its biggest 1-day loss since 31 July. The benchmark index posted a 2nd straight weekly loss. New Zealand: the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index finished 0.3% higher at 12,093.52. […]

Thursday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Thursday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan Australia shares rise ahead of Fed Chairman Powell’s Jackson Hole speech Investors are now looking for hints from Fed’s Powell’s speech, due at 1310 GMT, that the central bank might tweak its policy framework to help push up inflation. The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 0.2% at 6,126.20, marking a […]

Wednesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Wednesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan Australian shares snapped 2 straight sessions of gainers Wednesday. The S&P/ASX 200 index settled 0.7% lower to 6,116.4. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index ended 0.3% higher at 12,031.51, marking its 4th straight session of gainers. Japanese shares finished lower Wednesday as investors chose to book profits. The benchmark […]

Monday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Monday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan Australian shares settled higher Monday, with tech stocks ending at a record high, while a significant slowdown in fresh daily C-19 coronavirus cases The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 0.3% at 6,129.60, snapping 2 straight sessions of losses. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index climbed 0.7% to finish the session […]

Friday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan China stocks finised higher Friday and posted a weekly rise, as investors cheered a series of solid corporate earnings, thought US trade talks kept a check on gains. The blue-chip CSI300 index rose 0.9%, at 4,718.84, while the Shanghai Composite Index added 0.5% at 3,380.68. On the week, CSI300 […]

Thursday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Thursday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan Australian shares finished lower Thursday as appetite for risky assets faded on fears that the country’s relationship with China could further sour following a report that the government would block a Chinese buyout offer of a local dairy firm. The S&P/ASX 200 index slipped 0.8% to 6,120.00 at the […]

Wednesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Wednesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan Shanghai stocks finished lower Wednesday after 3 sessions running of gainers, as investors took profits while a trade talk delay with US dampened sentiment. At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was down 1.24% to 3,408.13. The blue-chip CSI300 index was down 1.5%, with its financial sector sub-index lower […]

Tuesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Tuesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan Australian shares closed higher Tuesday, with healthcare stocks leading gains, as the central bank’s mins showed some optimism around its economy and the spread the coronavirus in the country appeared to ease. The S&P/ASX 200 index ended 0.8% higher at 6,123.40. In New Zealand, the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index […]

Monday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Monday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan China shares closed at their highest in more than a month Monday after the central bank injected fresh funds into the country’s financial system, with securities firms rallying on hopes for a lift from capital market reforms. At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was up 2.34% at 3,438.80 […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #makets #China #Japan #Australia  Australian shares rose Friday, recording their biggest weekly gainer in 6, as the country’s central bank chief called for more fiscal stimulus to revive an economy facing its deepest recession in about a 100 yrs. Gold and tech stocks drove the S&P/ASX 200 index 0.6% higher at 6,126.2 at […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #makets #China #Japan #Australia #Thailand China shares ended flat to little changed Thursday, as caution ahead of a US-China meeting this weekend to review the implementation of a bilateral trade agreement offset strength in agriculture stocks on food security concerns. Senior US and Chinese officials will review the Phase 1 trade deal during […]

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #makets #China #Japan #Australia Chinese shares fell for a 2nd session running Wednesday. The Shanghai Composite index closed down 0.6% to 3,319.27. The blue-chip CSI300 index fell 0.7%. The smaller Shenzhen index lost 1.3%, the start-up board ChiNext Composite index fell almost 2% and Shanghai’s tech-focused STAR50 index dropped 2.2%​. Japanese stocks finished […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #makets #China #Japan #Australia Japanese shares gained Tuesday on hopes of additional US fiscal aid/relief/stimulus to bolster the world’s largest economy, as major countries break away from the impact of the coronavirus chaos. The Nikkei 225 Index ended up 1.88% at 22,750.24. The broader Topix index rose 2.54%.  Australian shares rose to a […]

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #makets #China #Japan #Australia Australian shares marked their highest close in nearly 3 wks Monday, driven by gains among heavyweight financials, while a dip in new coronavirus infections in Victoria and renewed hopes of financial aid in the United States boosted risk sentiment. The S&P/ASX 200 index was up 1.76% at 6,110.2 […]

Thursday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Thursday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan #Thailand Around the region, MSCI’s Asia sans-Japan stock index was firmer by 0.25%, while Japan’s Nikkei index closed down 0.43%. China’s benchmark Shanghai Composite Index ended higher for a 5th session running Thursday, as a rally in financial and materials stocks offset worries about rising US-China tensions that earlier […]

Wednesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Wednesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan #Thailand Thai stocks turned positive Wednesday after its central bank held interest rates as expected and predicted Q-2 output would be better than forecast, while warning it was ready to quell gains for the baht. The bank, which already has rates at a record low of 0.5%, said exports […]

Tuesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Tuesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan China stocks ended higher Tuesday, underpinned by strong gains in banks as investors cheered Beijing’s latest move to ease pressure on the country’s financial institutions. The blue-chip CSI300 index rose 0.1% at 4,775.80, while the Shanghai Composite Index also inched up 0.1% at 3,371.69. Banks led the gainers, with […]

Monday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Monday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan China shares rose on upbeat factory data, tech boost At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was up 1.75% at 3,367.97. The blue-chip CSI300 index was up 1.62%. The smaller Shenzhen index ended up 2.6% and the start-up board ChiNext Composite index was higher by 2.629%. Shanghai’s tech-focused STAR50 […]

Friday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan China stocks closed higher Friday despite uncertainties in C-19 coronavirus chaos, while liquidity and retail investor enthusiasm fuelled the main indexes to post the biggest monthly percentage rises since February last year. At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was up 0.71% at 3,310.01. The index ended July […]

Thursday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Thursday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #stock #markets China shares finished lower Thursday, with tech and resources shares leading the declines, as some investors booked profits following the market’s strong finish in the prior session. The blue-chip CSI300 index ended down 0.5% to 4,656.15 and the Shanghai Composite Index 0.2% to 3,286.82. Australian shares finished higher Thursday as investors cheered […]

Wednesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Wednesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

China’s benchmark index posted the biggest gainer in a wk Wednesday as investors bought up shares after recent slumps, while the tech-focused STAR board soared on new listings. At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was up 2.06% at 3,294.55, its best daily performance since 20 July. The blue-chip CSI300 index was up 2.42% with […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific + Wall Street Recap

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific + Wall Street Recap

#AsiaPacific #stock #markets #rally #dollar #gold #WallStreet #C19coronavirus #USChina #Fed #FOMC #Congress #yen #safehaven $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $XAU $GLD $USD #JPY Asian stock markets advance after Wall Street rally, gold extends, USD falls The price of gold rose 38.80 to 1,969.80oz Tuesday, up 2% to another record high. It is unusual for the price […]

Monday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Monday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#world #stocks #markets #AsiaPacific  Around the region, MSCI’s Asia sans-Japan’s stock index was firmer by 0.76%, while Japan’s Nikkei index closed down 0.16%. Australian shares settled higher Monday, helped by a record rally in gold stocks and reassurances of further support from a senior central bank official to ease the economic pain caused by the […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#world #stock #markets #coronavirus #AsiaPacific  China stocks fell Friday to finish the week lower. The blue-chip CSI300 index fell 4.4% to 4,505.59, while the Shanghai Composite Index retreated 3.9% to 3,196.77. The tech-heavy start-up board ChiNext slumped 6.1%, while the newly-launched STAR 50 index dove 7%. Australian shares closed lower Friday, led by tech stocks […]

Warning: Australia’s Economy to Shrink 7% in Q-2

Warning: Australia’s Economy to Shrink  7% in Q-2

#Australia #economy #shrink #recession #depression #unemployment #recovery #C19Coronavirus $AUD Thursday, Australia warned that its economy shrank at its fastest pace in history during Q-2, while the budget deficit will be the biggest since WWII as the country battles to contain the impact of the C-19 coronavirus. The government has pumped tens of billions of AUDs […]

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#world #stock #markets #coronavirus #AsiaPacific Australian shares finished lower Wednesday, dragged down by the healthcare sector, as a record surge in C-19 coronavirus cases in the country dented investor sentiment. The S&P/ASX 200 index closed 1.3% lower to 6,075.10. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index dipped 0.1% to finish the session at 11,722.97. China stocks […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#world #stock #markets #coronavirus #AsiaPacific Chinese shares fell Thursday, snapping a 4-day win streak, after an abrupt US order for closure of the Chinese consulate in Houston stoked geopolitical tensions and offered exits for investors who profited from the market’s recent rally. The Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.2% to 3,325.11 and the blue-chip CSI300 index […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#world #stock #markets #coronavirus #AsiaPacific Australian shares closed higher Tuesday, marking their best session since 16 June after the country’s central bank advocated for further fiscal stimulus, boosting demand for riskier assets. The S&P/ASX 200 index closed 2.6% up at 6,156.30. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index closed 1.6% higher at 11,736.73. Japanese stocks rose […]

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#world #stock #markets #coronavirus #AsiaPacific China stocks rose 3% Monday, led by financial firms, after regulators moved to bolster the market by lifting equity investment cap for insurers and encouraging mergers and acquisitions among brokerages and mutual fund houses. At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was up 3.11% at 3,314.15, while the blue-chip CSI300 […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#world #stock #markets #coronavirus #AsiaPacific Hong Kong stocks ended higher Friday but posted their worst weekly decline in 2 months, weighed down by a sharp correction on the Mainland, where better-than-expected GDP data fuelled worries over the pace of policy easing. At the close of trade, the Hang Seng index was up 0.47% at 25,089.17. […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#world #stock #markets #coronavirus #AsiaPacific Australian shares ended lower Thursday, after the country’s unemployment rate hit a 22-yr high and rising C-19 coronavirus cases in some states raised a likelihood of harsher curbs, reminding investors of the impending economic pain. The S&P/ASX 200 index fell 0.7% to 6010.90 at the close of trade. In New […]

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#world #stock #markets #coronavirus #AsiaPacific Australian shares closed higher Wednesday, mirroring overnight gains on Wall Street, with material stocks providing a major lift to the domestic benchmark. The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 1.88% at 6,052.9 pts, in its best day since 30 June. In New Zealand, the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 1% at 11,610.52. […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#world #stock #markets #coronavirus #AsiaPacific  Around the region, MSCI’s Asia sans-Japan stock index was weaker by 0.92%, Japan’s Nikkei index closed down 0.87%.  Australian shares finished lower Tuesday as rising C-19 coronavirus cases in the country’s most populous state and US-China tensions riled investors. The S&P/ASX 200 index finished 0.61% lower to 5,941.10. In New […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#world #stock #markets #coronavirus #AsiaPacific Australian shares slipped Friday posting a weekly loss as fresh restrictions to contain a spike in C-19 coronavirus cases dampened hopes of a quick economic recovery. The S&P/ASX 200 index fell 0.61% to 5,919.2, on the week, it declined 2.3%. In New Zealand, the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index settled 0.4% […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#world #stock #markets #coronavirus #AsiaPacific  Australian shares finished higher Thursday as investors hoped for further stimulus measures to counter the effects of the latest C-19 coronavirus-led restrictions. The S&P/ASX 200 index was 0.6% higher at 5,955.5 pts at the end of trade. New Zealand, the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index registered its worst session in 3.5 […]

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#world #stock #markets #coronavirus #AsiaPacific Around the region, MSCI’s Asia sans-Japan stock index was firmer by 0.5%, while Japan’s Nikkei index closed down 0.8%. Shares in Mainland China closed at multi-year highs Wednesday, extending their winning streak to the 7th session. At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was 1.7% higher at 3,403.44, its highest […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific, China blue-chip shares end at over 5-yr high in Bull run’s 6th day running

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific, China blue-chip shares end at over 5-yr high in Bull run’s 6th day running

#world #stock #markets #coronavirus #AsiaPacific China blue-chip shares end at over 5-yr high in Bull run’s 6th day running Chinese blue-chip shares rose for a 6th straight day to close at a more than 5 yr highs Tuesday, as retail investors rushed to join the officially sanctioned Bull market, but stocks pared gains late in […]

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#world #stock #markets #coronavirus #AsiaPacific Australian shares finished lower Monday, snapping 4 straight sessions of gainers, as a spike in domestic cases of the C-19 coronavirus brought fresh restrictions and renewed fears of further economic pain. The S&P/ASX 200 index closed 0.7% lower to 6,014.6, YTD the index has shed 9.37%. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#world #stock #markets $HongKong #Australia #Japan #China #AsiaPacific Hong Kong stocks posted strong gains Thursday, with the index tracking Mainland stocks having its best day in more than 3 months, after a security law went into effect in the city this week. The Hang Seng index rose 2.9% at 25,124.19, while the China Enterprises Index, […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan #HongKong Hong Kong stocks ended higher Friday to post their best weekly gainer in a month, as investors understand that Beijing’s new security law will benefit local markets and lead to more listings by Chinese companies. At the close the Hang Seng was up 248.93 pts or 0.99% […]

A Look at Australia AUDUSD ASX Outlook

A Look at Australia AUDUSD ASX Outlook

#AUSTRALIA $AUDUSD $ASX The Reserve Bank’s Policy Actions and Balance Sheet Guy Debelle[*]Deputy Governor The Economic Society AustraliaOnline – 30 June 2020 Australia is experiencing an historic event. It is first and foremost a health event. Thankfully, thus far the health outcomes in Australia have been better than feared. The health decisions taken by the […]

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#world #stock #markets #AsiaPacific Australian shares started the financial year on a positive note The S&P/ASX 200 index was up 0.6% at 5,934.40 at the close of trade, helped by a burst of late-buying after the Bell. The benchmark ended 1.4% firmer Tuesday after a senior central bank official said the economy would need “considerable” […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Asian shares rose Tuesday after data showed China’s manufacturing sector grew more than expected in June, a hopeful sign for a global economy still struggling to recover from the impact of the C-19 coronavirus chaos. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares sans Japan was up 0.9%, US stock futures, the S&P 500 e-minis, advanced 0.23% […]

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australian shares closed 1.5% lower Monday, with financials and energy stocks leading the declines. The S&P/ASX 200 index end down 1.5% to 5,815.0, its lowest close since 15 June. In New Zealand, the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 1.1% at 11,252.54 as utility and healthcare stocks gained. Japanese shares fell Monday, tracking Wall Street’s retreat […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Japanese shares bounced back Friday, tracking overnight Wall Street gains, with banks leading the rally in both markets, after US regulators’ decision to ease some rules allayed fears over a spike in fresh virus cases. The benchmark Nikkei average rose 1.1% at 22,512.08, on the wk, the index gained 0.1%. The broader Topix rose 1% […]

Qantas is Just the Beginning of the Australian Dollars Trouble

Qantas is Just the Beginning of the Australian Dollars Trouble

#FX #AUDUSD #AUD #AUSTRALIA Already over taxed and under serviced the Aussie worker is taking on an increasing amount of debt via Government bail-out and assistance programs. Afer making themselves dependent on China they now find themselves at odds with their self appointed benefactor. Government Debt to GDP in Australia averaged 24.41 percent from 1989 […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australian shares closed 2.5% lower Thursday, snapping a 4-day winning streak, as rising concerns about a resurgence of C-19 coronavirus cases. The S&P/ASX 200 index ended 2.5% lower at 5,817.7 in its worst session since 12 June. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index declined 1.2% or 135.05 pts to 11,124.36.  Japanese stocks ended at a […]

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Gold and healthcare stocks helped Australian shares eke out another session of gains on Wednesday, as investors remained cautiously optimistic about hopes of an economic recovery even as C-19 coronavirus cases continue to rise. The S&P/ASX 200 index ended up 0.2% at 5,965.70 to a 4th straight session of gainers. The benchmark is down 10.9% […]

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Around the region, MSCI’s Asia sans-Japan stock index was firmer by 0.75%, while Japan’s Nikkei index closed 0.5% higher. Australian shares inched up Tuesday, as gains in miners offset losses in financials. The S&P/ASX 200 index ended 0.2% higher at 5,944.5, gaining for a 3rd session running. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index fell 0.2% […]

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australian shares finished flat to little changed Monday, rebounding from a 1% drop earlier in the session as fears of 2nd China Virus wave kept investors on the sidelines, with gains among gold miners offset by losses in tech and energy stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 index ended 0.03% higher at 5,944.5 pts in a 2nd […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

 Australian shares gained Friday helped by energy stocks that tracked higher Crude Oil prices, although worries remained about a 2nd wave of C-19 coronavirus infections around the world. The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 0.73% at 5,979.9 in early trade and hit its highest since 11 June. In New Zealand, the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

China stocks firmed Thursday as policymakers assured investors that the economy is gradually recovering from the C-19 coronavirus chaos, while pledging more reforms and liquidity to bolster capital markets. At the midday break, the Shanghai Composite index was up 0.03% at 2,936.88 pts, while China’s blue-chip CSI300 index rose 0.46%. The smaller Shenzhen index was […]

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australian shares advanced Wednesday as hopes for a fast global economic recovery rose after a record rise in US retail sales. The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 0.83% at 5,991.8 pts at the close. The benchmark rose 3.9% Tuesday. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 3.5% to finish the session at 11,334.31. Wednesday at the […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australian shares rose the most in more than 2 months Tuesday as the Fed’s move to start buying corporate bonds and upbeat remarks from the domestic central bank boosted investor confidence. The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 3.89% at 5,942.3 points at the close of trade, snapping 3 straight sessions of losses. In New Zealand, the […]

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Around the region, MSCI’s Asia sans Japan stock index was weaker by 0.75% while Japan’s Nikkei index was down 1.28%. Australian shares closed at their lowest marks in 3 wks Monday due to a healthy pull back in this Bull run. The S&P/ASX 200 index ended 2.2% lower to 5,719.8, its lowest close since 25 […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Around the region, MSCI’s Asia sans Japan’s stock index was weaker by 1.50% Japanese shares declined to 1.5 wk lows Friday after Wall Street dove on fears that a resurgence of C-19 infections could stunt the pace of reopening economies. Though not likely. The benchmark Nikkei average settled 0.75% lower at 22,305.48, its weakest close […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

China’s blue-chip share index was flat to little changed Thursday, but start-up board ChiNext continued its uptrend on reform hopes. Hong Kong stocks fell on a downbeat economic outlook from the Fed. The CSI300 index was unchanged at 4,038.84 pts at the end of the morning session, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.2%, to […]

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

SKorean shares rose for the 9th straight session Wednesday on hopes for a quick recovery from the C-19 coronavirus chaos-induced economic downturn, though investors maintained a cautious stance ahead of a Fed policy decision. The Korean Won firmed to its highest close in more than 3 months, and the benchmark bond yield rose. The Seoul […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australian shares rose more than 3% Tuesday, with gains propped up by miners and financial stocks, as investors continued to bet on a swift economic rebound from the damage wrought by the C-19 coronavirus chaos. Returning from a holiday-extended weekend, the S&P/ASX 200 rose 2.6% to 6,153.7 by 0037 GMT, up for a 6th straight […]

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

 Japanese stocks climbed to fresh 3.5 month highs Monday after a surprise increase in US employment gave investors further confidence of a swift global economic recovery from the C-19 coronavirus chaos-triggered slump. The benchmark Nikkei average advanced 1.4% at 23,178.10 pts, its highest closing mark since 21 February. The broader Topix rose 1.1% at 1,630.72, […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Asian stocks extended gains Friday and were set for their biggest weekly rise since Y 2011 while the EUR hit a 1.5 month high as Europe’s central bank surprised with more stimulus, fuelling hopes for a global rebound. Australian shares edged lower Friday, dragged by healthcare and technology stocks, as the index eased out of […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australian shares ended higher for the 4th straight session Thursday, as a fresh stimulus package to revive an economy battered by the C-19 coronavirus chaos bolstered bets of a rebound from its 1st recession in 30 yrs. The S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.8% at 5,990.8 after a A$680-M package for residents to build or renovate their […]

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

China stocks finished flat Wednesday, as worries persisted over the ongoing tensions with the US. The blue-chip CSI300 index was unchanged at 3,983.65, while the Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.1% to 2,923.37. Australian shares closed at a near 3-month high Wednesday, boosted by energy and financial stocks, as risk appetite was whetted by prospects of […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

World stocks have risen 35% from a late March bottom. Australian shares closed higher Tuesday after the country’s central bank reiterated that the impact from the C-19 coronavirus chaos could be less damaging than initially feared, stoking hopes of a speedy economic recovery. The S&P/ASX 200 closed 0.3% firmer at 5,835.10, though lingering worries over […]

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

MSCI’s Asia sans Japan stock index was firmer by 2.47%, while Japan’s Nikkei index closed up 0.84%. South Korean shares buoyed Monday as the President Trump’s threat against China over a national security law for Hong Kong was weaker than feared, even as the country’s trade and manufacturing activity remained sluggish. The Korean Won strengthened […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australian shares eased 1.6% Friday, though gained for the 5th straight week as hopes of a faster-than-expected economic recovery Down Under from C-19 coronavirus chaos-induced disruptions outweighed worries of a deepened US-China rift. The S&P/ASX 200 closed at 5,755.7 and saw its worst day in 2 wks, as markets nervously awaited a response from the […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Hong Kong shares ended lower Thursday. The Hang Seng index closed down 0.7% to 23,132.76, after falling more than 2% mid-session to its lowest mark since 25 May. The Hang Seng China Enterprises index fell 0.2%. The sub-index of the Hang Seng tracking energy shares was flat, the IT sector lost almost 2%, the financial […]

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australian shares settled lower Wednesday as rising tensions in Hong Kong over China’s proposed security law took the shine off surging bank stocks and tempered expectations of a global economic recovery. The S&P/ASX 200 opened lower but recouped losses to rise 1% in intra-day trade. However, selling in the final 15 mins of trade wiped […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australia and New Zealand stock indexes on Tuesday surged to their highest in more than two months, fuelled by mounting hopes of a global economic recovery as more countries emerge from the coronavirus-induced lockdown. The S&P/ASX 200 index advanced more than 2% for the 2nd straight session and ended 2.9% firmer at 5,780 pts. The […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index fell more than 5% Friday afternoon after China moved to impose new national security legislation on the city, raising fears of a revival of street protests that convulsed the financial hub for much of last year. The benchmark is headed for its largest daily percentage drop since Y 2015. The […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

China and Hong Kong stocks were little changed Thursday ahead of the country’s annual parliament session, starting this week, that could yield more economic stimulus. At the midday break, the Shanghai Composite index was up 0.05% at 2,885.20. China’s blue-chip CSI300 index was up 0.06%, with its financial sector sub-index losing 0.07%, the Real Estate […]

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

China shares fell Wednesday as cautious investors held back ahead of the country’s annual political meetings where policymakers will discuss measures to boost the economy. At the midday break, the Shanghai Composite index was down 0.45% to 2,885.54. China’s blue-chip CSI300 index was down 0.49%, with its financial sector sub-index lower by 0.37%, the consumer […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares sans Japan last traded up 1.6% in late Asian trade. Australian shares closed at a more than two-month high on Tuesday, led by gains in mining, energy and financial stocks, as a gradual re-opening of some economies boosted sentiment and raised hopes of a demand recovery for commodities. The […]

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

China shares ended higher Monday as investors took hope from data showing home prices rose in April, but renewed trade tensions between Beijing and Washington At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was up 0.24% at 2,875.42. The blue-chip CSI300 index was up 0.26%, with its financial sector sub-index higher by 0.06%, the consumer staples […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

The Japanese benchmark Nikkei average dipped 0.3% to 19,854.03 by the midday break, with Real Estate and other defensive sectors leading the losses. On the week, the Nikkei was down 1.6%, poised for its 1st weekly decliner in 3. The broader Topix fell 0.3% to 1,441.96 by the recess, with 66% of the 33 sector […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Chinese shares closed lower Thursday as investors worried about a prolonged recovery in the economy, while awaiting more active stimulus policies to cushion the blow from the C-19 coronavirus chaos. The Shanghai Composite index ended 0.96% lower to 2,870.34. The blue-chip CSI300 index shed 1.08%, with its financial sector sub-index sliding 1.33%, the consumer staples […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Japan’s Nikkei share average slipped from a two-month high on Tuesday as concerns about further waves of coronavirus infections undermined recent optimism on economic re-openings. The Nikkei share average ended down 0.12% to 20,366.48 points, a day after it hit a 2-month high. It has risen 18.7% from a bottom hit on 19 March. The […]

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

China stocks shed early gains to end a tick lower Monday, amid renewed concerns over the coronavirus outbreak as Wuhan reported its 1st cluster of infections since the lockdown was lifted a month ago. At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was down 0.02% at 2,894.80. The blue-chip CSI300 index was down 0.09%, with its […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

China stocks closed higher Friday as investors cheered Beijing opening up its financial markets further to foreign investors. China finalised rules Thursday that scrap quotas under 2 major inbound investment programs, giving qualified foreign institutions unlimited access to Chinese stocks and bonds. At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was up 0.83% at 2,895.34 and […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Asian shares pared early losses Thursday after Chinese exports proved far stronger than even Bulls imagined. Around the region, MSCI’s Asia sans Japan stock index was weaker by 0.1%, while Japan’s Nikkei index closed up 0.28%.  China stocks ended lower Thursday, as investors are still cautious on a bleak trade outlook globally that could slow […]

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australian shares ended lower in lite trade Wednesday as investors took profits after 2 sessions of sharp gainers, with banking stocks dominating the losses. The S&P/ASX 200 index closed 0.42% lower to 5,384.6 pts, having gained more than 3% in the past 2 sessions as the country eased coronavirus restrictions. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Hong Kong shares Tuesday recouped some of the prior session’s sharp losses, tracking gains in broader Asia, as countries laid out plans to ease coronavirus-induced restrictions. The Hang Seng index rose 0.5% to 23,742.13 pts, having lost more than 4% Monday as US-China tensions simmer. The Hang Seng China Enterprises index gained 0.4% Tuesday. The […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australian shares fell 5% Friday, their most in 5 wks, as risk sentiment was battered by threats of new tariffs from US President Trump Vs China. President Trump made clear his concerns about China’s role in the origin and spread of the coronavirus were taking priority over efforts to build on an initial trade agreement. […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

China stocks rallied Thursday to post their biggest monthly advance since December, after positive trial results for a drug to treat COVID-19 and downbeat data reinforced hopes of further stimulus to bolster the world’s 2nd-largest economy. The blue-chip CSI300 index ended up 1.2% at 3,912.58, while the Shanghai Composite Index closed 1.3% higher at 2,860.08. […]

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australian shares rose Wednesday, tracking Asian peers, after coronavirus-induced restrictions slowly eased around the world and as strong domestic inflation data supported sentiment. The country’s headline consumer price index rose in the first quarter to lift annual inflation to 2.2%, its highest reading in five and a half years, but the long-desired pick-up is likely […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

 Australian shares finished lower Tuesday after the Treasury said it was not working on any new stimulus packages at the moment, while the country readied to relax some restrictions amid a decline in coronavirus cases. The S&P/ASX 200 index ended 0.2% lower to 5313.1 at the close. The benchmark rose 1.5% Monday. New Zealand’s benchmark […]

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares sans Japan rose 0.1% in early trade, while Japan’s Nikkei gained 1.1% ahead of an earnings heavy week. Philippine shares fell Monday following a warning that the coronavirus pandemic will likely send the economy into its first annual contraction in more than two decades this year, while financials helped […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) gains ahead as US rallies, states ease lockdowns

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) gains ahead as US rallies, states ease lockdowns

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) gains ahead as US rallies, states ease lockdowns Australian shares are set to open higher as markets calmed after a wild week. ASX futures were up 82 points or 1.6 per cent to 5298. The Australian dollar was up 0.2 per cent to 63.85 US cents. Shayne Heffernan Trade Idea March […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australian shares ended higher on Friday, but reported its first weekly loss this month, with investors now eyeing corporate results that are set to reflect the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index closed 0.5% higher at 5,242.6. On the week, it shed 4.5%. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index fell […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Chinese stocks ended off Thursday, as mounting economic uncertainty sparked by the coronavirus pandemic kept share prices capped, stopping investors from chasing the rebound from the prior session. The Shanghai Composite index closed 0.2% lower to 2,838.50. The blue-chip CSI300 index ended down 0.3%, with its financial sector sub-index down 0.3%, the consumer staples sector […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Australia Optimistic

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Australia Optimistic

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Australia Optimistic The last 24 hours has featured a sea of red ink right across global market over night and Australia hasn’t avoided the carnage with the S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:XJO) plunging 2.5% or 132 points to close at 5221 points today. Shayne Heffernan Trade Idea “The bright spot is that people […]

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