Recession, currencies, oil, Russian debt

A man walks past the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE), operated by Japan Exchange Group Inc. (JPX), in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. Toru Hanai | Bloomberg via Getty Images SINGAPORE – Shares in the Asia-Pacific traded higher on Monday as investors assess inflation and recession fears. Japan’s Nikkei 225 jumped nearly 1% in … Read more

Currencies, oil, Wall Street, stock debut

SINGAPORE – Shares in the Asia-Pacific region were higher on Friday as investors weigh recession fears. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index jumped 1% in early trade, with the Hang Seng Tech index rising 1.7%. Logistics company GoGoX climbed as high as 22.90 Hong Kong dollars ($ 2.92) in its stock market debut in the city. … Read more

Australia RBA meeting minutes, oil and currencies

SINGAPORE – Asia-Pacific markets were mostly buoyant on Tuesday while bitcoin continued to rise after a recent rebound. Meanwhile, Australia’s central bank says inflation will peak by the end of the year. Japanese stocks led gains, with the Nikkei 225 trading 2.1% higher while the Topix also rose by around 2%. Taiwan’s Taiex index also … Read more

China loan prime rate, oil and currencies

SINGAPORE – Shares in Asia-Pacific appeared set for a lower start on Monday, as investors look ahead to the release of China’s latest benchmark lending rate. Futures pointed to a mildly lower open for Japanese stocks. The Nikkei futures contract in Osaka was at 25,960, against the Nikkei 225’s last close at 25,963. In Australia, … Read more

Asia-Pacific markets mixed as investor sentiment remains fragile

SINGAPORE – Asia-Pacific markets were mixed in Thursday trading with multiple regional markets shedding earlier gains as buoyant sentiment from overnight moves on Wall Street following a Federal Reserve rate hike that equated to its most aggressive such move since 1994 faded. Japan’s Nikkei 225 rose 0.4% on the day to 26,431.20 while the Topix … Read more

Asia stocks continue sliding after Monday losses; Alibaba drops more than 5%

Risk assets have plummeted with recession risk rising given the surge in yields and expectations of the Fed doing a Volcker. Tapas Strickland Director of Economics, National Australia Bank Mainland Chinese stocks also declined as the Shanghai Composite fell 0.87% and the Shenzhen Component fell 1.41%. South Korea’s Kospi dipped 1.59%. Australia’s S & P … Read more

Global markets are tanking ahead of a huge week for central banks

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, June 1, 2022. Brendan McDermid | Reuters LONDON – Global stock markets are falling sharply after May’s US inflation print reignited fears that central banks will be forced into aggressive monetary policy tightening. Friday’s highly-anticipated consumer price index … Read more

Japan’s Nikkei 225 drops more than 2% as Asia stocks slip

SINGAPORE – Shares in Asia slipped on Monday morning as investors look ahead to this week’s major Chinese economic data releases as well as a closely watched interest rate decision by the US Federal Reserve. The Nikkei 225 in Japan dropped 2.4% as shares of conglomerate SoftBank Group fell 4.58%. The Topix index shed 1.8%. … Read more

Asia-Pacific stocks rise; India’s interest rate decision ahead

SINGAPORE – Shares in Asia-Pacific rose in Wednesday morning trade as investors look ahead to the Reserve Bank of India’s latest interest rate decision expected later today. The Nikkei 225 in Japan advanced 0.94% while the Topix index climbed 1.08%. Japan’s economy shrank an annualized 0.5% in the first quarter, revised government data showed Wednesday … Read more

Private survey on Chinese services sector activity in May released

SINGAPORE – Shares in Asia-Pacific were mixed in Monday trade, as a private survey showed another contraction in China’s service sector activity for May. Chinese stocks led gains among the region’s major markets, with the Shanghai Composite up 1.05% while the Shenzhen Component surged 2.521%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index advanced 1.09%. China’s Caixin Services … Read more