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% […]

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% […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Japanese shares fell to 2-wk lows Wednesday, as investors unwound bets in riskier assets following the historic collapse in crude oil prices, while caution ahead of corporate results later this week also weighed on sentiment. The Nikkei index ended down 0.74% to 19,137.95, with consumer discretionary and information technology sectors leading decline. China and Hong […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Japanese shares fell Tuesday with energy-related companies taking the brunt of a collapse in Crude Oil prices, while the virus pandemic curbed any risk appetite ahead of corporate earnings. The Nikkei share average fell 1.97% to 19,280.78, slipping further from Friday’s near 6-wk high at 19,922. The broader Topix lost 1.15% to 1,415.89. China and […]

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

SKorean shares rose Monday as relaxation of some social distancing rules fuelled optimism about the reopening of the broader economy, with China’s interest rate cut adding to the sentiment. The Korean Won weakened, while the benchmark bond yield was up. The Seoul stock market’s main KOSPI rose 4.44 pts, or 0.23%, at 1,918.07 as of […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Japan’s share benchmark Nikkei hit its highest closing mark in nearly 6 wks Friday, tracking gains in US futures, supported by reports of a potential coronavirus treatment and President Trump’s guidelines for re-opening the economy. The Nikkei average advanced 3.2% on short-covering to finish at 19,897.26, its highest closing since 9 March, om the week, […]

US VP Mike Pence Traveling to Asia-Pacific to Address ‘Problems’

US VP Mike Pence Traveling to Asia-Pacific to Address ‘Problems’

US VP Mike Pence Traveling to Asia-Pacific to Address ‘Problems’ US Vice President Mike Pence is opening his trip to the Asia-Pacific region to address the tensions in North Korea over the tiny impoverished, starving nation’s nuclear and missile programs. VP Pence arrives Sunday in South Korea as President Donald Trump vows that Kim Jong […]

Gold, the #1 Explored Natural Resource in 2015

Gold, the #1 Explored Natural Resource in 2015

Gold, the #1 Explored Natural Resource in 2015 $GLD, $SLV, $ABX, $GG.V The Africa region had the highest in situ value for reported reserves and resources at primary Gold projects, with values totaling $1.48-T. A recent report shows that despite the Y-Y decline in the global exploration budget in Y 2015, Gold’s $3.94-B allocation made […]

Qatar Investment Authority Acquires $2.5-B Singapore Tower

Qatar Investment Authority Acquires $2.5-B Singapore Tower

Qatar Investment Authority Acquires $2.5-B Singapore Tower $BLK, $JLL, $GOOGL, $C The acquisition of Asian Square Tower 1 marks the largest single tower real estate transaction in Asia Pacific Sovereign wealth fund Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has acquired a 43-story office tower in Singapore from US private equity firm BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) in a $2.45-B transaction. […]