Nikkei 225

Today's data summary

Market closed
% change
+1.29%
Value
20666.07
Change
+263.80
As of 18:31 19 Jan 2019

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Japan stocks slip

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Tokyo stocks have finished the day in the red.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 0.2% to end at 20,402.27.

The downbeat mood spread across most of Asia, with the Shanghai Composite down 0.4% and Hong Kong's Hang Seng off by 0.5% in afternoon trading.

Asian stocks mixed

Stock market trading in Asia was mixed during the early afternoon.

In China, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was little changed at 26,906.32, while the Shanghai Composite was up 0.3% at 2,578.47.

Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 was 0.3% lower.

Japanese shares climb

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It's been an upbeat session for investors in Tokyo.

The Nikkei 225 index closed up 1% at 20,555.29 as trading resumed after a holiday on Monday.

The positive mood spread across Asia, with the Shanghai Composite up 1.4% and Hong Kong's Hang Seng rising 1.9% in afternoon trading.

Tokyo stocks climb

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It's been an upbeat session for most markets in Asia.

Japan's Nikkei 225 index closed up 1% at 20,359.70. China's Shanghai Composite put on 0.5% and Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.4% in afternoon trading.

Australia bucked the trend, with the ASX 200 closing down 0.4% at 5,774.60.

Japan stocks drop

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It was a lacklustre session for most markets in Asia.

Japan's Nikkei 225 index closed down 1.3% at 20,163.80.

Elsewhere in the region, Hong Kong's Hang Seng slipped 0.1% and Shanghai Composite was steady in afternoon trading.

Trade talks boost Asia stocks

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It's been a good session for Tokyo markets.

Japan's Nikkei 225 index closed up 1.1% at 20,427.06 as hopes of progress on a US-China trade dispute buoyed markets across Asia.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up 2.4% and Shanghai Composite rose 1.4% in afternoon trading.

Hong Kong stocks rally

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Shares in Hong Kong jumped in morning trading as hopes of a US-China trade deal buoyed markets.

Markets reacted particularly to a tweet by US President Donald Trump, who posted that talks with China are going very well.

The Hang Seng index put on 2.5% in the morning session. Other markets in Asia also headed higher, with China's Shanghai Composite up 2% and Japan's Nikkei index rising more than 1%.

Asia stocks mixed

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It's been mixed day so far for investors in Asia.

Japan's Nikkei 225 index pushed higher, adding 0.8% to close at 20,204.04.

China's Shanghai Composite was down 0.3% while Hong Kong's Hang Seng was steady in afternoon trading.

Asian markets slide

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Japan's Nikkei index is at 15 month lows and has been as low as 20,006. The chart above shows its levels during 2018.

It has lifted off that recent low but is still down more than 1% after another nervous session on Wall Street on Thursday.

There is a lot of talk of bear markets where indices fall 20% from their peak: In the US the tech-heavy Nasdaq is down 19.5% from its August high.