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The spot price of benzene in Northwest Europe has fallen to a four-month low, weighed on by length in Asia, sources said. ... "People did not expect the Asian market to be this weak. There is more ... The supply length in Asia was more due to low demand, rather than being more supply than anticipated.
[HONG KONG] Asian investors remained on edge Friday as the curtain came down on another volatile week for markets with fears of a global trade war ... it comes to that first move in interest rates after the end of (easing) in the next six to 12 months", said Greg McKenna, chief market strategist at AxiTrader.
Asia-Pacific stocks were largely lower Friday, with markets getting little direction from European and U.S. activity overnight, after what has been a choppy ... "Upward momentum has started to further improve, which could be considered to be a positive signal to the market outlook in the struggle of bears and ...
Asian markets were narrowly mixed on Friday, against a backdrop of trade and political developments. Trade was in focus, with the Wall Street Journal reporting that the White House was looking to impose tariffs on at least $30 billion of Chinese imports. The greenback slipped against the safe-haven yen.
Asian markets closed mixed on Thursday, after some regional stock indexes shrugged off early losses. Meanwhile, the ... The financials subindex eked out gains on the whole, even though heavyweights HSBC and AIA were down 0.13 percent and 0.22 percent, respectively, an hour before the market close.

Recent inflation reports from the U.S. have been sources of volatility in markets as investors try to guess the trajectory of Fed policy tightening. "It was only one month ago a surprise inflation print sent the market into a tailspin," said Stephen Innes, head of trading for Asia at currency broker Oanda.
Asian markets closed lower on Wednesday following the sacking of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and amid talk of potential U.S. tariffs against China. The Nikkei 225 fell ... "The instability of the White House staff reinforced market uncertainty about Trump's future policy moves, especially on trade.".
Asian markets sigh with relief over ease in nuclear tensions ... A thaw in relations between North Korea and the US has pleased investors as most Asian markets close with a lift. Now Reading: ... Asia's stock markets cheered with hope that North Korea nuclear tensions might be easing. The thaw in relations ...
Markets in Asia closed higher on Thursday, with stocks clawing back gains after sliding in the last session on trade-related fears. Gains in the ... The heavily weighted financials sector was firmly higher: HSBC advanced 0.72 percent and insurer AIA added 3.03 percent ahead of the Market close. Mainland ...
Asian markets closed higher on Friday after President Donald Trump accepted an invitation to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The dollar jumped against the yen following the news. Trump signed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports that exempted Canada and Mexico. The Bank of Japan kept ...
Asian stocks slid on Friday, with the Nikkei 225 leading losses in the region. Steel producers and automakers in Asia declined sharply. U.S. President Donald Trump said that the U.S. will impose tariffs of 25 percent for steel and 10 percent for aluminum. The dollar extended losses against the yen after BOJ ...
Asian stocks got off to a strong start to the week, with regional markets closing higher on Monday. ... Steel producers in Asia were in focus after U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted on Friday that he was working with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to ensure that Australia would not face U.S. ...
"We believe that steel products from South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, South Africa, Australia, U.A.E. and Argentina are most at risk of displacement from the U.S. market," energy research firm Wood Mackenzie said in a note. "These countries are the least likely to be exempted from tariffs and their ...
Asia markets closed lower on Monday as Chinese leaders headed to an annual parliament meeting while in Italy, no party emerged with a clear ... In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index declined 1.42 percent by 3:00 p.m. HK/SIN, with large cap financials leading losses an hour before the market close.
Asia-Pacific stocks rose sharply Tuesday as opposition in Washington to planned U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum grew. A lack of detail about the plans and pushback from some senior Republicans soothed investor nerves over the possibility of an escalation of trade protectionism. "Investors shrugged off ...
China avoided setting an explicit growth target for credit for the first time this century, said Hao Zhou, senior emerging markets economist for Asia at Commerzbank. This is also the first time ... "As such, we believe that the market has somewhat underpriced the downside risks for China's economy this year.".

Asian stocks closed sharply higher on Tuesday as concerns over a potential trade war stemming from President Donald Trump's plan to implement tariffs on metals imports faded. Japan's ... Insurer AIA rose 3.2 percent and China Construction Bank tacked on 2.96 percent an hour before the market close.
Markets in Asia closed lower in choppy Wednesday trade following news of White House chief economic advisor Gary Cohn's resignation. The dollar ... in the day. Despite the broader sentiment in the Market, heavyweight Samsung Electronics advanced 3.4 percent and SK Hynix edged up 0.36 percent.
"The U.S. market is about 3% away from its historical high, while the hang seng Index is farther, so there's still room for the Hong Kong market to grow." Still, mainland companies listed in Hong Kong were under pressure, with the Hang Seng China Enterprises Index sliding 0.6%. The Shanghai Composite ...
(RTTNews.com) - Asian stock markets, led by Japan, are mostly higher on Tuesday, extending gains from the previous session after Wall Street extended a rally and U.S. bond yields slipped ahead of ... The Australian market is higher by more than half a percent, extending gains to a fifth straight session.
Asia-Pacific equities faded Tuesday, led by Chinese big caps, as buying appetite for global stocks appeared to be waning at the end of a roller-coaster month. ... of improved wage growth and inflation will be required to push yields significantly higher," said Ric Spooner, chief market analyst at CMC markets.
Asian markets closed mixed on Tuesday, with several indexes giving up early gains as mainland China stocks finished the day in negative territory. ... seen earlier to trade below the the flat line: China Construction Bank declined 1.06 percent and HSBC lost 1.07 percent an hour before the market close.
Asia-Pacific stock rose Monday, as global equities continued to build on recent gains as markets recover from their start-of-the-month slump. ... The market was likely affected Monday by Chinese regulators again putting off a revamp that would make it easier for companies to sell shares on the country's ...
"Asia is in a good position to ride out interest-rates hikes from the Federal Reserve given the prospects of a weaker dollar and a solid outlook for Asian exports," said Christy Tan, head of markets strategy/research for Asia at National Australia Bank. The inflation picture remains benign. January readings for ...
Asian stocks closed higher on Friday as the dollar edged higher after slipping in the last session. Gains in the region were led by South Korea's Kospi, which bounced back to rise more than 1.5 percent after slipping in the last session. The Nikkei 225 edged up 0.72 percent, or 156.34 points, to close at ...
The selloff in U.S. equities came after minutes of last month's Federal Open Market Committee meeting, released Wednesday, were interpreted as potentially setting the stage for more ... But the index rose as much as 2.8% ahead of the weakness seen in other Asia-Pacific markets after they opened.
Asia markets were mixed on Thursday following U.S. losses after the release of the latest Federal Reserve meeting minutes. ... In the currency market, the dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of currencies, rose 0.21 percent to 90.193 at 3:43 p.m. HK/SIN, recovering from an earlier ...
Asia-Pacific stock markets gained after a choppy start Wednesday, following the first down day on Wall Street in seven sessions. Taiwan's benchmark Y9999, +1.24% jumped 2.8%, its biggest rise in 2 1/2 years, during the first day of trading after the Lunar New Year holiday. Tech stocks led gains, with lens ...
Asian stock indexes carved out gains on Wednesday after a session of choppy trade in Japanese markets. Hong Kong and ... China Construction Bank rose 2.88 percent to contribute 75 points to the index's overall 492.84-point gain, while HSBC tacked on 1.05 percent an hour before the market close.
Asian shares closed lower on Tuesday after a relatively quiet overnight session, due to U.S. markets being closed for a holiday on Monday. Japan's ... RBA members also noted that wage growth "was yet to pick up" despite the robust job market and highlighted that household debt remained "elevated.".
investors ready to look beyond the big Asian tech names may now be able to pick up relative bargains at much lower entry points. Asian tech earnings are still growing much more strongly than U.S. tech, and with low market penetration, the Asian players have plenty of headroom to grow. Among them are ...
US oil hits 1-wk high as dollar sags; many Asian markets shut. NYMEX crude ... Tokyo: U.S. crude extended gains in subdued trade on Friday as the dollar slipped to a three-year low, with many Asian markets closed for the Lunar New Year holiday. ... "The market is quiet due to a slew of holidays in Asia."
Tokyo: Asian stock markets climbed on Friday (Feb 16) in thin holiday trade, led by gains in Tokyo, as volatility eased after last week's rollercoaster ride. ... as investors gradually regained confidence heading into the weekend and set aside inflation fears that had sparked the market meltdown last week.
Many Asian markets are shut for the Lunar New Year holiday on Friday, including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Malaysia and Vietnam. Overnight, U.S. ... Over in Asia, activity was lower than normal with markets in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Malaysia and Vietnam closed. Japan's ...
markets in the region, including China and South Korea, closed the week early for the Lunar New Year holiday. Oil prices recorded gains of more than 1 percent during Asian trading hours. ... Asian stocks closed higher on Thursday, taking cues from the rally on Wall Street, while the dollar slipped.
Strong overnight stock gains in the U.S. and Europe continued in Asia on Thursday, though volumes in much of the region were capped by the coming Lunar New Year holiday. Chinese and South Korean markets are closed starting Thursday, joining Taiwan. Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia FBMKLCI, ...
Asia-Pacific equity markets on Wednesday broke away from their recent lockstep trading, as the global stock rout over the past two weeks abated and local ... within the levels the index moved on Monday, indicates "overall caution" among investors, said Ric Spooner, chief market strategist at CMC Markets.
Asian markets closed mixed and the dollar slid to multi-month lows against the yen on Wednesday. The Nikkei 225 closed lower ... China Construction Bank added 4 percent to contribute 106 points to the benchmark's 532.52-point gains around an hour before the market close. HSBC gained 2.26 percent ...
Asian markets advanced, after stateside indexes recorded their second day of gains following last week's losses. Greater China markets led gains, although trade was relatively thin in Hong Kong ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday; the Hang Seng was up 1.54 percent ahead of the market close.
Stephen Innes, head of trading for Asia Pacific at Oanda, said it felt like the market was targeting 3% yield for 10-year Treasurys "given the rapid moves over the past few weeks." He believes that once reached, "the markets will relax and hopefully come back. In the meantime, I think while bond desks are ...
Major Asian markets suffered sharp losses on Friday, following another day of steep falls on Wall Street. In a volatile week for ... Fidelity International's chief investment officer for Japan, Takashi Maruyama, said the "massive volatility" was a reaction to the rapid rise on the Japanese market since last year. He added the ...
Greater China markets were similarly downbeat. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index lost 2.99 percent by 3:04 p.m. HK/SIN, but was off its session lows. Before the market close, heavily-weighted financials HSBC and China Construction Bank lost 0.87 percent and 4.33 percent, respectively. Property developers ...
Wall Street opened higher on Friday, beginning a day of uncertainty after the turmoil gripping markets drove stocks lower in Asia and Europe. ... After ending Thursday's session with a steep slide that marked a 10 percent drop from the market's peak in January, the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index and ...
Look at investment opportunities in Southeast Asian, says Morgan Stanley's chief Asia and emerging equity strategist. ... The sell-off followed a robust rally in China's stock market earlier this year, which is now unwinding ahead of the Lunar New Year holidays starting next week, as investors lock in profits, ...
The volatility of the past week was inevitable, given the lull that had preceded it, said Tai Hui, chief market strategist for Asia at J.P. Morgan Funds. "I'm surprised that people were surprised," he said, while calling the past week's stock pullback "somewhat overdue." Hui is recommending that clients buy ...
Asian stock indexes closed higher on Thursday after last session's rally stalled late in the trading day. Gains in the region followed the slightly lower close seen on Wall Street as U.S. bond yields rose. In Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 jumped 1.13 percent, or 245.49 points, to close at 21,890.86 after closing barely in ...
"The only surprise about the current market volatility is that it hasn't happened sooner," said Richard Titherington, chief investment officer for emerging-market stocks in Asia at J.P. Morgan Asset & wealth management. Meanwhile, Asia "is still expected to see strong growth amid global monetary conditions ...
Hong Kong -- Asian markets followed Wall Street's lead and rose on Wednesday, making up some -- but not most -- of the ground they gave up during a global sell-off the day before. markets in Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea were trading modestly higher by midday in Asia. Futures ...
Asia stocks rebounded on Wednesday following gains on Wall Street as a sense of calm returned to global markets. Japan's Nikkei 225 index climbed 3.2% after falling nearly 7% in the previous session. The recovery follows choppy trading in the US which ended with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ...


 

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