Thursday’s World Markets: Asia Pacific

Thursday’s World Markets: Asia Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #makets #China #Japan #Australia China stocks reversed earlier losses to close higher on Thursday, bucking a global selloff, supported by the consumer sector after leading companies posted strong Q-3 earnings. The blue-chip CSI300 index rose 0.8% to end at 4,772.92, while the Shanghai Composite Index added 0.1% at 3,272.73. The tech-heavy startup board […]

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #makets #China #Japan #Australia Australian shares ended 4 straight sessions of losses to close slightly higher Wednesday as gold miners gained and technology stocks rose following Afterpay’s strong earnings. The S&P/ASX 200 index .AXJO ended 0.1% higher at 6,057.7. In New Zealand, the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index .NZ50 closed higher at 12,264.5. Japanese shares fell Wednesday, pulled […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #makets #China #Japan #Australia Australian shares closed at a near 3-wk lows Tuesday, as a rise in cases of the novel coronavirus around the world and fading hopes on a timely US stimulus deal stoked fears of a prolonged global economic pain. The S&P/ASX 200 index .AXJO fell 1.7% to 6,051.00. New Zealand’s 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 dipped Monday, with gold stocks leading losses, as a record rise in coronavirus cases in the United States and parts of Europe made investors nervous about a global economic recovery. The S&P/ASX 200 index .AXJO slipped 0.2% to 6,159.20. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index .NZ50 finished up 0.5% at 12,470.34. Japanese […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #makets #China #Japan #Australia Australian shares dipped Friday, with gold stocks leading losses, as sentiment was weighed by uncertainty over a US stimulus deal and a preliminary survey showing weaker-than-expected domestic manufacturing activity in October. The S&P/ASX 200 index closed down 0.1% to 6,167.00. It lost 0.8% on the wk. New Zealand’s benchmark […]

Thursday’s World Markets: Asia Pacific

Thursday’s World Markets: Asia Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #makets #China #Japan #Australia Australian shares fell to 2-wk lows Thursday after an impasse in US stimulus talks tempered market sentiment globally. Broad-based losses pushed the S&P/ASX 200 index down 1.5% or 90.10 points to 6,101.70 by 2348 GMT. In New Zealand, the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index fell 0.4% to 12,378.2. Japanese shares […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #makets #China #Japan #Australia #Thailand Thai stocks dipped another 0.3% to trade around 6-month intraday lows touched in the prior session, the Thai baht weakened as thousands of protesters took to the streets in Bangkok Monday, defying a ban on demonstrations. Australian shares finished lower Tuesday, as surging coronavirus cases in Europe raised […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #makets #China #Japan #Australia Australian shares finished lower Friday with sentiment taking a hit from a resurgence in coronavirus cases in Europe. The S&P/ASX 200 index .AXJO closed 0.5% lower at 6,176.80. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index .NZ50 closed 0.4% lower to 12,433.16 ahead of election results Saturday. Japan’s Nikkei share average fell Friday as new […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #makets #China #Japan #Australia Australian shares posted their best wk in 6 months Friday, capping an eventful week that saw the government pledge billions to pull the economy out of recession. The S&P/ASX 200 index .AXJO closed unchanged at 6,102.2 after flitting between small gains and losses throughout the session. On the wk, it added […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #China #Japan #Australia #Thailand New Zealand stocks posted a record closing high Thursday and Australian shares extended gains into a 4th session running, tracking Wall Street as President Trump called for some COVID-19 relief measures after calling off aid/relief/stimulus talks. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index .NZ50 ended 1.8% higher at 12,235.92, rising for the […]

Wednesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Wednesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan Australian shares rose over 1% Wednesday, with the benchmark index settling above the 6,000 level for the 1st time since 3 September after the government pledged to spend billions to help pull the economy out of its historic COVID-19 chaos recession The S&P/ASX 200 index .AXJO closed 1.3% higher at 6,036.4, […]

Tuesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Tuesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan Australian shares finished slightly higher Tuesday as the central bank held Key rates steady ahead of the Federal budget later in the day. The S&P/ASX 200 index .AXJO closed up 0.2% at 5952.7. The benchmark had gained 2.6% Monday. In New Zealand, the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index .NZ50 closed 0.6% higher at 11,975.02. […]

Monday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Monday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan Australian shares posted their biggest daily rise in 2.5 months Monday as investors cheered President Trump showing signs of recovery from COVID-19. The S&P/ASX 200 index .AXJO closed 2.6% higher at 5,941.6 pts, in New Zealand, the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index .NZ50 closed up 0.6% at 11,898.26. Japanese shares bounced Monday, after doctors […]

Friday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#worldstocks #AsiaPacific #Australia #Japan #China Australian shares finished off more than 1% Friday, declining further from their modest losses initially in reaction to President Trump testing positive for COVID-19, eclipsing any optimism stemming from easing of the local virus-led curbs. The S&P/ASX 200 index ended 1.4% lower to 5,791.5. On the week, it was off […]

The World’s Best Ski Resorts

The World’s Best Ski Resorts

#ski #resorts #luxury #world’s #snow A luxury snow experience begins and ends off the slopes. That means offering all the information guests need to track conditions, the highest-end amenities to keep their equipment dry and warm, and of course, a super breakfast before heading out to the mountain. In terms of actual on-snow experience, we like […]

Friday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan Australian shares ended the wk on a positive note, boosted by banks, as investors cheered the government’s signals to ease lending standards to free up credit and revive the virus-hit economy. The S&P/ASX 200 index .AXJO closed1.5% higher. The benchmark index marked its best weekly gainer since the wk ended 14 […]

Thursday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Thursday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan Stock markets across Asia’s emerging economies fell Thursday as concerns about rising coronavirus cases in the developed world hammered investors’ risk appetite, driving capital into USD and other safe-havens. Australian shares closed nearly 1% lower Thursday, tracking declines on Wall Street, as fresh economic data from the United States […]

Wednesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Wednesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan Australian shares rose Wednesday by their most in more than 2 months as expectations grew that the central bank would cut interest rates in 2 wks. ASX 200 index .AXJO closed 2.4% higher, snapping 4 straight sessions of decliners. In New Zealand, the benchmark index .NZ50 ended 0.8% higher at 11,704.62. China stocks […]

Tuesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Tuesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan Asian shares were broadly weaker Tuesday as possible delays in expanded US aid/relief/stimulus and concerns about fresh virus lockdowns in Europe dented the recent positive sentiment towards global equity markets. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS was down 0.68%. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 .AXJO dropped 0.5%, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index .HSI was […]

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 […]

Friday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan Australian shares ended lower for a 2nd session running Friday, as losses in financials offset gains in mining stocks, while a rise in infections in the country’s virus hotspot Victoria dashed hopes of a Fassst recovery. The S&P/ASX 200 index shed early gains to edge 0.3% lower to 5,864.5 at […]

Thursday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Thursday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan Japanese stocks fell Thursday, pushed lower by major exporters after the Fed’s dovish tone drove JPA to a 7-wk high Vs USD. The Nikkei 225 Index fell 0.68% to 23,316.75 by 0159 GMT. The broader Topix fell 0.47% to 1,636.65. China shares ended weaker Thursday, with healthcare and consumer […]

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 […]

Tuesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Tuesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan Australian shares ended flat Tuesday, weighed by banking stocks as minutes from the central bank’s recent policy meeting did not provide a clearer direction on further policy measures. The ASX 200 index ended 0.08% lower to 5,894.8. In New Zealand, the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index ended 0.2% lower to […]

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 […]

Friday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan Australian shares closed at their lowest in 2.5 months Friday as hopes that the coronavirus curbs would ease soon were dashed after state leaders defended regional lockdowns and internal border closures. The S&P/ASX 200 index closed 0.83% lower to 5,859.4, its lowest since 29 June. On the week, it […]

Wednesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Wednesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan Australian shares finished at their lowest in 2 months Wednesday, following a tech-led rout on Wall Street. The S&P/ASX 200 index fell 2.2% to 5,878.6 at the close of trade. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index lost 1.3% to finish the session at 11,739.11. Japanese shares Wednesday dropped to […]

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 […]

Tuesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

Tuesday’s World Stock Markets: Asia-Pacific

#AsiaPacific #world #stock #markets #Australia #China #Japan Australian shares finish higher Tuesday, as sentiment was boosted by signs of progress in US-China trade talks and positive developments in C-19 treatments The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 0.5% at 6,161.4 at the close. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 0.6% at 11,993.18 Shares on China’s tech-heavy ChiNext […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 after the central bank downgraded its outlook for the national economy. The S&P/ASX 200 index was down 0.6% to 6,004.8 by the end of trade. The index gained 1.3% on the week. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index fell 1% to 11,646.6 pts.  Japanese […]

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 […]

Travel to Japan From the Comfort of Your Home

Travel to Japan From the Comfort of Your Home

For now vacation travel is largely off the table, but that’s not going to stop us from having a staycation inspired by our favorite destinations. Now, in the midst of a stunning cherry blossom season here is how to have a Japanese-inspired vacation from home.  Take a Virtual Cherry Blossom Tour Cherry blossom season in Japan can take place anywhere between […]

Asian ‘Murder Hornets’ have Flown in to the US

Asian ‘Murder Hornets’ have Flown in to the US

A species of “murder hornets” from Asia has arrived in the United States, and researchers are looking for ways to eradicate them before their population grows. The hornets were discovered near Custer, Washinton, last November when beekeeper Ted McFall found carcasses of his bees with decapitated heads. “I couldn’t wrap my head around what could have […]

Friday’s World Markets: Asia-Pacific

Hong Kong stocks slipped Friday to end the week lower, as risk-averse sentiment strengthened on continued spread of the coronavirus with infections surpassing 1-M globally. At the close of trade, the Hang Seng index was down 43.95 points, or 0.19%, at 23,236.11. The Hang Seng China Enterprises index fell 0.37% to 9,491.1.The sub-index of the […]

Thursday’s World Stock Markets Update: Asia and Oceania

Asian share markets were down Thursday, clouded by the rising US coronavirus death toll, and with investors braced for more signs of economic pain in the world’s largest economy, ahead of another likely record week of jobless claims. With hopes growing that the worst of the outbreak may have passed for China and SKorea, the […]

Wednesday’s World Markets: Asia and Oceania

Asian equities recorded their biggest foreign outflow in at least 12 years in March, hit by the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on businesses across the region, with most factories shuttered to contain its spread. The S&P/ASX 200 index finished 3.6% higher at 5,258.60, recovering from the benchmark’s 2.02% fall Tuesday. The benchmark closed at […]

Tuesday’s World Markets: Asia and Oceania

Southeast Asian stock markets rose Tuesday as data showed China factory activity unexpectedly expanded in March after contracting to a record low in the previous month even though the coronavirus pandemic showed few signs of abating. Indian shares edged up Tuesday, tracking broader Asian peers, after upbeat factory data from China gave investors hope of […]

Thursday’s World Markets: Asia and Oceania

Thursday’s World Markets: Asia and Oceania

Most South East Asian stocks rose on optimism around a massive US stimulus package, although Singapore shares fell after the city-state cut its annual growth forecast to better reflect the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic. Japanese shares took a tumble Thursday following 3 days of massive gains after a rise in domestic coronavirus cases […]

Gold Price Seen at $2,000 Near Term

Gold Price Seen at $2,000 Near Term

$XAU $GLD $SPY $SPX The S&P 500 posted a record high Wednesday at +37.10, or 1.1% at 3334.69 The reverse side of market optimism was the correction of safe-havens such as JPY and Gold. The JPY declined against the Buck, lead USDJPY to its highs in a 1. wks near 109.50, showing a rebound from the 200-Day SMA. Gold dropped […]

2020: Buy Gold, Bet on Emerging Markets

2020: Buy Gold, Bet on Emerging Markets

$XAU $GLD “Gold is a place you want to be. I think that it’s partly because its inversely correlated with interest rates. But it’s also an insurance policy when things go wrong,” David Rosenberg said. “There’s no such thing as a no-brainer, but this is close.” Gold is off to a terrific start this year […]

January 2020’s Big Festivals

January 2020’s Big Festivals

We are now in the New Year and what better way to celebrate the start of the year than checking out some of the big events around the world. Below are 4 big events to check out in January, as follows; 2020 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 20 JANUARY – 2 FEBRUARY / MELBOURNE Celebrating 108 yrs of […]

President Trump Will Continue to Defend the US Economy (Video)

President Trump Will Continue to Defend the US Economy (Video)

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The S&P 500 (+0.1%), DJIA (+0.1%), and NAS Comp (+0.1%) eked out incremental gains to close at record highs Monday. The Russell 2000 (-0.3%) closed in negative territory.  Before President Trump, China has intended to take over the world. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow proclaimed that President Trump will […]

Trade is the Key Issue…

Trade is the Key Issue…

The 2 biggest players in the US economy will take the stage this week, as President Trump and Fed Chairman Powell speak amid signs the nation’s trade war with China may be thawing. President Trump will deliver a speech at the Economic Club of New York Tuesday, with investors hoping he sheds light on a […]

Trails of Indochina Marks 20 Years At The Top of Asia’s Tourism Game

Trails of Indochina Marks 20 Years At The Top of Asia’s Tourism Game

Founder gears up further innovation as boutique operator celebrates landmark anniversary One of Asia’s most pioneering boutique tour operators, Trails of Indochina, is bearing down on a new set of standards in immersive tailor-made travel in the region after marking its 20th anniversary. Having recently expanded from Southeast Asia into East Asian nations such as Taiwan, […]

The 5 Safest Cities in the World

The 5 Safest Cities in the World

Traveling comes with its risks, and you may have heard some stories of tourists becoming victims of crimes or being taken advantage of on their holidays. Crime exists in all parts of the world and it can sometimes be difficult to avoid. But, if take your holidays in 1 of the 5 cities listed below and you […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) ‘Locks Out’Front Row at Japan Grand Prix

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) ‘Locks Out’Front Row at Japan Grand Prix

$RACE After Saturday qualifying; race Sunday at Suzuka International Racing Course Suzuka, Japan Lap length: 5.81 kilometres Third session 1. Sebastian Vettel, Germany, Ferrari, 1 minute, 27.064 seconds. 2. Charles Leclerc, Monaco, Ferrari, 1:27.253. 3. Valtteri Bottas, Finland, MercedesAMG, 1:27.293. 4. Lewis Hamilton, Great Britain, MercedesAMG, 1:27.302. 5. Max Verstappen, Netherlands, Red Bull Racing Honda, 1:27.851. 6. Alexander […]

Taiji cove: Japan’s controversial dolphin hunt begins

Taiji cove: Japan’s controversial dolphin hunt begins

The dolphins that are captured are either sold into captivity, or slaughtered for their meat. Japan’s controversial annual dolphin hunt has begun in the coastal town of Taiji. The hunting season, which is fiercely criticized by animal rights activists around the world, started on Sunday in the town of Wakyama Prefecture and will continue for […]

Discover Japan, Eat Sushi for Breakfast

Discover Japan, Eat Sushi for Breakfast

Glimpse a fading cultural icon in Kyoto’s Gion neighborhood If Japan has a face, it’s to be found in this small district directly adjacent to Yasaka Shrine, for it’s here that the geisha, or geiko, as they are known in Kyoto live and work. Contrary to popular belief, geiko are not prostitutes. Yes, many of […]

Japan-South Korea spat an economic lose-lose

Japan-South Korea spat an economic lose-lose

A diplomatic spat that prompted Japan and South Korea to downgrade trade and military ties is an economic lose-lose, experts say, with both countries already feeling the impact. South Korean firms are now scrambling to find alternative suppliers beyond Japan, while Japan’s tourism industry is counting the cost of plunging visitor numbers from South Korea. […]

President Trump Not Considering Tariffs on Japanese Autos Now

President Trump Not Considering Tariffs on Japanese Autos Now

President Trump said the United States would not imminently impose new tariffs on autos imported from Japan as the largest and 3rd-largest economies continue negotiations to firm up a preliminary trade agreement. At a press conference during a G-7 Summit in Biarritz, France, President Trump was asked if he was still considering the levies, which […]

Traveling Etiquette

Traveling Etiquette

When it comes to travel, your manners are the carry on that matters most. Travel broadens the mind, but there are often an unwritten rules governing behavior. From the expectations of other tourists to ingrained traditions and customs, and you do not want to offend. To avoid making a faux pas that ruins your trip, […]

Osaka: Japan’s 2nd City, but 1st in the Hearts of Many Foodies

Osaka: Japan’s 2nd City, but 1st in the Hearts of Many Foodies

Japan’s second-largest city by population, Osaka is #1 in the hearts of countless visitors and natives. Some say it’s less conventionally beautiful than other major cities, but Osaka is bursting with character, not to mention more amazing food than you can shake a chopstick at, hence its long association with the word kuidaore meaning “to […]

Asia Remains On The Rise Despite The Trade War

Asia Remains On The Rise Despite The Trade War

Major Asia Pacific markets rose by the close on Friday, as investors looked ahead to an important speech from U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell later in the day. In Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 index gained 82.9 points, or 0.4%, to end the week at 20,710.91 Elsewhere, the Japanese yen traded at 106.64 versus the […]

Japan Tightens Exports on South Korea – Retaliation Has Led To Intel Cut Offs

Japan Tightens Exports on South Korea – Retaliation Has Led To Intel Cut Offs

South Korea said yesterday it will scrap an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, drawing a swift protest from Tokyo and deepening a decades-old dispute over history that has hit trade and undercut security co-operation over North Korea. Seoul’s decision not to extend the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) shows how the political and trade […]

Tokyo Olympics Being Reconsidered Due To Heat and Water Quality

Tokyo Olympics Being Reconsidered Due To Heat and Water Quality

Searing heat and water quality issues have dogged Tokyo 2020 organisers in recent weeks but delegates to a Chef de Mission seminar yesterday said they are confident their hosts will find solutions ahead of next year’s Summer Olympics. The three-day visit by the National Olympic Committees (NOCs), which includes a progress update and venue tour, […]

Japan’s Trade Surplus With The US Calls For Trade Negotiations

Japan’s Trade Surplus With The US Calls For Trade Negotiations

Japan’s politically sensitive trade surplus with the United States grew more than 15 percent in July, data showed Monday, as negotiators from the two economic powerhouses prepare to restart talks over a free trade deal. According to Japanese finance ministry statistics, the trade surplus with Washington climbed to 579.4 billion yen ($5.5 billion) last month, […]

Wirex In The Process To Offer Full Services In Japan

Wirex In The Process To Offer Full Services In Japan

August 15, 2019, Wirex Japan Limited officially became a type II member of the Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA). A vital and hard-earned step towards being able to offer the full range of Wirex services to customers in Japan. Wirex Japan Limited is a 100% subsidiary of payments innovator Wirex Limited. Today, it became only the 8th […]

Robot Delivered Room Service In Tokyo Shibuya Hotel

Robot Delivered Room Service In Tokyo Shibuya Hotel

The famed Shibuya district in Tokyo, long Tokyo’s center of youth fashion, pop-culture, and music, has been in a state of dramatic evolution since the late 1800s when it was just a sleepy suburb of downtown Tokyo. For the last 100+ years, due to easy access to major transport lines and inimitable youthful energy radiating in the streets, Shibuya […]

Wild Boar Infestation the Reason Hunters Use AR-15 Assault Rifles

Wild Boar Infestation the Reason Hunters Use AR-15 Assault Rifles

Countries around the world are being infested by wild boars – some carrying swine flu and some radioactive. “The wild boar problem has been progressing for decades,” Spanish scientist and Enetwild coordinator Joaquín Vicente Baños said. “It’s just that now we are seeing the consequences.” Damage from wild boars in the US is believed to be more […]

Some ‘Do Nots’ When Dining Overseas

Some ‘Do Nots’ When Dining Overseas

When planning for your overseas vacation, take a moment to familiarize yourself with local dining customs so you can blend in with locals and minimize any embarrassment. Here are the Top dining faux pas in popular destinations to avoid, as follows: Dining at the Wrong Time In some countries, like Portugal and Spain, supper does […]

‘Call of the Forest, The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees’

‘Call of the Forest, The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees’

Many of us have experienced the positive results of immersing ourselves in nature and being enveloped by trees. We experience an immediate relaxation, an ability to forget our problems and often a profound awe at nature’s secrets. The documentary ‘Call Of The Forest, The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees‘ adds to the scientifically supported psychological and […]

Presidents Trump and Xi Discussing Resolutions to Long Running Trade Dispute

Presidents Trump and Xi Discussing Resolutions to Long Running Trade Dispute

The long running trade dispute between the world’s 2 economic titans is a Key point Saturday. Then Presidents Trump and Xi meet, both leaders are signaling a desire to de-escalate the year-long dust-up, a good will compromise is needed in here it seems. The meeting takes place on the sidelines of the international G-20 Summit […]

President Trump Begins Talks on China Trade, Iran, and NKorea

President Trump Begins Talks on China Trade, Iran, and NKorea

Thursday, President Trump began his overseas trip of the year with dinner with the Prime Minister of Australia, a friendly opening act before the impending gauntlet of negotiations on international crises, trade wars and a growing global To-Do list. President Trump is in Osaka, Japan, for the annual G-20 Summit. As his re-election bid heats […]

President Trump, “Trade Deal Possible With China’s Xi, Tariffs Could Be Lowered”

President Trump, “Trade Deal Possible With China’s Xi, Tariffs Could Be Lowered”

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Investors and Traders in a Wait & See mode for the G-20 Summit this weekend Wednesday, President Trump said that a trade deal with Chinese President Xi is possible this weekend, but he is prepared to impose US tariffs on virtually all remaining Chinese imports if the 2 countries […]

Saudi Arabia Does Not Want War, Will Protect Its Interest

Saudi Arabia Does Not Want War, Will Protect Its Interest

FLASH: “The choice before Iran is clear. Do you want to be a normal state with a constructive role in the international community or do you want to be a rogue state?” the Crown Prince Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said in remarks published Sunday that the Kingdom is not seeking war in […]

Trade Talks are Scheduled Between Presidents Trump and Xi at the G-20 Summit

Trade Talks are Scheduled Between Presidents Trump and Xi at the G-20 Summit

Late Monday, President Trump said he does expect Chinese President Xi to be at the G-20 Summit in Japan this month and the 2 world leaders are scheduled to talk at the gathering of leaders from the Top industrialized and emerging economies. Since the trade talks last month in Washington ended in a stalemate, President […]

If You are Not a Genius, You Cannot Get 3-Stars

If You are Not a Genius, You Cannot Get 3-Stars

The French tire maker, Michelin created the “Michelin Man” mascot back in Y 1894. But its most famous global brand is the highly respected Michelin Guide which is updated each year. Originally created in Y 1900 to stimulate demand for cars and tires, the Michelin Guide provided motorists with maps, tire repair instructions, hotels and gasoline […]

Cash is King, Retail Investors Nervous Ahead of Summer

Cash is King, Retail Investors Nervous Ahead of Summer

$DIA, $SPY, $SOX, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Cash is King for investors heading into Summer Increasing a cash buffer is typical during times of economic and geopolitical uncertainty. But data from global wealth managers show that stashing cash has continued at unusually high rates even as global stocks have rallied this year on conflicting signals […]

Little Known Travel Destinations in Japan

Little Known Travel Destinations in Japan

The route from Tokyo to Kyoto is a well-trodden one, and it’s not difficult to understand why. These famous cities offer a wide variety of attractions and stunning scenery for visitors. But Japan is more than the sum of the busy Shibuya pedestrian crossing and Geishas shuffling down the lanes of Gion. If you are […]

NKorea’s Missile Testing ‘Isn’t Bothering’ President Trump

NKorea’s Missile Testing ‘Isn’t Bothering’ President Trump

NKorea’s weapons testing since the last Summit between President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un “isn’t bothering” our President, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Sunday. In a TV interview Ms. Sanders, who is accompanying the President in his visit to Japan this weekend, said President Trump’s “focus in all of this process is […]

President Trump Seeks Better Trade Deal with Japan

President Trump Seeks Better Trade Deal with Japan

President Trump urged Japanese business leaders to increase their investment in the United States, as he chided Japan for having a “substantial edge” on trade that negotiators were trying to even out in a bi-lateral deal. President Trump arrived in Japan Saturday for a largely ceremonial state visit meant to showcase strong ties even though […]

Japan’s Cherry Blossoms

Japan’s Cherry Blossoms

This year’s sakura forecast covers everywhere from cities in Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan’s islands, to Kagoshima, a seaside prefecture on Kyushu. Cherry blossom season in Japan is a big deal: There are blogs, news reports, special menus, talk shows, and festivals following the trees as they go into full bloom across the country. There’s even […]

How Far South is China’s Rapid Growth Slowdown Headed?

How Far South is China’s Rapid Growth Slowdown Headed?

The growing mystery of where China’s rapid slowdown is headed may become the biggest risk on the horizon. The world economy. Recession Watch: The global economy’s in its weakest shape since the financial crisis 10 years ago. China got more affirming evidence of its Big slowdown, with industrial output and retail sales softening and a […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off, Crude Oil Firm, Stocks Up Notes: The Bank of Japan’s kept interest rates unchanged Chinese Vice Premier Liu He spoke by telephone with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, with the 2 sides making further substantive progress on trade talks, China’s official Xinhua news […]

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