Nikkei 225

Today's data summary

Market closed
% change
+0.37%
Value
22614.82
Change
+82.74
As of 12:10 22 Oct 2018

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China rallies in mixed Asia session

Chinese stocks surged in a mostly upbeat Asian session.

The Shanghai Composite jumped 4.1%, or 104.41 points, to close at 2654.88.

Japan's Nikkei 225 index added 0.4%, or 82.74 points, to end at 22,614.82 and South Korea's Kospi index finished up 5.45 points, or 0.3%, at 2,161.71.

Australia's ASX 200 bucked the trend, losing 0.6%, or 34.60 points, to close at 5,904.90.

Tokyo stocks skid

Japan's stock market has ended the week with losses.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index closed down 0.6%, or 126.08 points, at 22,532.08.

Elsewhere in the region, Australia's S&P/ASX 200 slipped 0.1%, or 2.90 points, to end at 5,939.5. Stocks in South Korea and Hong Kong moved higher in afternoon trading.

Asian shares recover

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Asia's finished in positive territory on Friday.

Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 ended 0.46% higher at to 22,694.66 points.

In China, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index closed up 2.12% to 25,801.49 points, while the Shanghai Composite gained 0.91% to 2,606.91.

In Australia, the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index finished up 0.2% to 5,895.7.

Asia markets close higher

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After four days of losses, Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 ended Wednesday's session higher by 0.16% to close at 23,506.04 points.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng index gained 0.1% to end at 26,193.07 points, while the Shanghai Composite closed up 0.18% to 2,301.53.

In Australia, the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index finished up 0.14% to end at 6,049.8.

Asian stocks fall after Fed rate rise

Asian stocks fell broadly after the US Federal Reserve raised interest rates.

In China, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was 0.4% lower at 27,703.28 and the Shanghai Composite dropped 0.6% to 2,790.21.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 slid 1% and Australia's benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index fell 0.2%.

China's markets down on trade worries

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China's mainland markets closed lower on Tuesday after a public holiday on Monday as investors reacted to the recent escalation of the US-China trade war.

The Shanghai Composite closed down 0.59% to 2,348.15, while in Hong Kong, the Hang Seng closed down 1.62% to 27,499.39 points.

Elsewhere, Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index closed up 0.29% to 23,940.26 points, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 index finished the session flat at 6,185.9 points.

Asia markets lacklustre on Thursday

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After four consecutive days of gains, Japan's benchmark index ended Thursday's session up just 0.01% at 23,674.93 points.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng index finished at 27,477.67 points, up 0.26%, while the Shanghai Composite closed down 0.058% to 2,304.18 points.

In Australia, the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index closed down 0.33% to 6,169.5.

Chinese shares fall on latest tariff threats

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Chinese shares fell on Monday after US President Donald Trump's latest threats to escalate a trade war with China.

Last week, he said he could move "very soon" to impose tariffs on $200bn worth of products with taxes on another $267bn "ready to go on short notice". That means virtually all of China's US exports could become subject to duties.

In China, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index slumped 1.4% to 26,606.75, while the Shanghai Composite was down 0.9% at 2,677.67.

Australia's S&P/ASX 200 index was flat, while South Korea's benchmark Kospi index rose 0.2%.

Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 was up 0.3% after revised data showed the economy growing at its fastest pace since 2016.

Asia stocks slide on US trade tensions

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Asia's main stock markets have fallen as US relations with its global trading partners continue to rattle investors.

Japan's Nikkei index was the biggest loser, shedding 0.8% to 22,307.06, following reports in the Wall Street Journal that US President Donald Trump will target Japan next in his trade fight.

Seoul's Kospi fell nearly 0.3% to 2,281.58.

With less than an hour of trading left, Hong Kong's Hang Seng is down 0.1% at 26,974.61.

However, the Chinese mainland the Shanghai Composite has so far managed to buck the trend - rising 0.4% to 2,702.30.