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Today 23.02.2018


Asian stocks finish higher

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Asian markets have followed the positive lead from Wall Street and have wrapped the week on a stronger note.

The region's biggest market, Japan's Nikkei 225, finished 0.7% higher while in South Korea, the Kospi moved 1.5% up.

Australia's benchmark ASX 200 closed 0.8% higher, while in China, the mainland's Shanghai Composite was up 0.6% and Hong Kong's Hang Seng wrapped the day gaining 1%.

Yesterday 22.02.2018


New Year high for Chinese markets

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It's been a good start for Chinese stocks on the first day of trading after the lunar new year break.

The mainland's benchmark Shanghai Composite closed 2.2% higher, clocking its gain in a single day since August 2016.

For the rest, Asian markets showed a more mixed pictures.

Japan's Nikkei 225 closed down 1.1% while Korea's Kospi wrapped the day 0.6% lower.

In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng also lost some ground and finished down 1.3%.

In Australia, the ASX 200 closed the day flat.



Exporters help Asia markets rally

China's markets might still be closed for the Lunar New year holiday but most of the rest of Asia's key indexes are now up and running.

In Japan, the Nikkei 225 Index ended 0.3% higher at 21,970.8 after a day of see-sawing in and out of negative territory. Exporters including Sony, Honda Motor and TDK were among the biggest winners.

By the end of Wednesday trading, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was up 558.3 points or 1.8% at 31,431.9.



Asian stock markets mixed

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Asian markets were mixed today.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.25%.

South Korea's KOSPI lost 1.2% but Hong Kong's Hang Seng edged up 0.1%.

But Japan's Nikkei index retreated 0.9% after three successive days of gains.



Japan shares start week with a surge

Tokyo's main share index jumped 2% on Monday - as the weaker yen and Wall Street gains encourgaed investors.

The Nikkei 225 index added 429 points to close at 22,149.2 with Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing one of the big winners.

However in the region's other key markets such as Hong Kong and China, trading remained closed for the Lunar New Year break.



Kuroda gets another five years

Simon Atkinson
Asia Business Reporter
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Lunar New Year holidays meant most markets across Asia were closed on Friday (even if your hard-working Asia business team were at their desks as usual, fuelled by a basket load of 'lucky' tangerines and a tub of fish-skin crisps).

However, markets were open in Japan, where the Nikkei 225 added 1.2% to close at 21,720.3 points, driven by news the country's central bank was reappointing Haruhiko Kuroda for another term as governor.

Giving him another five-year term is seen as a signal that Premier Shinzo Abe's sees Kuroda as the right person to stimulate the country's economy.

The decision to make Masazumi Wakatabe one of his deputies also cheered investors - he is see as an advocate of bolder monetary easing.



Asian markets bounce back

After the huge sell-offs of last week it has been another positive day on many Asian indexes.

At the close of trade on Wednesday, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was up 676 points, or 2.3%, at 30,515 and the Shanghai Composite closed up 0.5% at 3,199.5 points.

However in Japan, the Nikkei 225 - which swayed between positive and negative territory throughout the day - ended down 0.4% at 21,154 points - its lowest closing level mid-October last year.



Nikkei sinks to four-month low

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Shares in Tokyo fell back after a good start on Tuesday, to end the way at a four-month low

Analysts said investors were remaining cautious despite two days of gains on Wall Street after last week's heavy sell-off.

The Nikkei 225 lost 0.7%, or 137 points, to finish the day at 21,244.

Elsewhere there were gains in Hong Kong, with the Hang Seng ending 1.3% higher at 29,839 points.


Asian markets rally

Japan's Nikkei 225 index jumped 1% on Tuesday as traders played catch-up after Monday's public holiday.

The key market was at 21,592.5 points by late morning.

Meanwhile Hong Kong stocks surged more than 2% by lunch, following strong gains in Europe and on Wall Street overnight.

The Hang Seng Index added 2.2%, or 642 points, to 30,102.



Asian markets steady

It's been relatively calm on Asian markets on Monday after the recent dramatic sell-offs.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng index - which slumped 9% last week - did end lower on Monday, but by just 0.2% at 29,459.6 points.

But over on the mainland, the Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.8% to 3,154.1.

Japan's Nikkei - the other key market in the region - was closed for a public holiday.

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