Hang Seng

Today's data summary

Market closed
% change
+0.60%
Value
29056.42
Change
+173.38
As of 08:52 18 Jan 2020

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Asian stocks shrug off US-China trade deal

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Asian stocks are relatively flat today even after the signing of the "phase 1" US-China trade deal helped push Wall Street to fresh record highs.

Japan's Nikkei 225 closed 0.15% higher, the Hang Seng in Hong Kong edged up by 0.05%, and China's Shanghai Composite was 0.44% lower.

Asian stocks lower on US-China tariffs disappointment

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Asian stocks have lost ground today after the US Treasury Secretary said US tariffs on Chinese goods would remain in place for now despite the expected signing of a so-called "phase 1" trade deal later.

Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 0.5%, the Hang Seng in Hong Kong is 0.7% lower, and China's Shanghai Composite is down by 0.7%.

Asian stocks rise on US-China trade hopes

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Asian shares hit a seven-month high and China’s yuan jumped amid signs of goodwill between China and the US as the world’s two biggest economies prepared to sign a truce in their trade war.

Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 was up by 0.7%, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose to its highest since May and Shanghai blue chips scaled heights not touched since January 2018, though both later pared gains.

US-China trade deal expectations boost Asian stocks

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Asian stocks markets got a boost today on expectations that the US and China will sign a 'phase 1' trade deal on Wednesday.

Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 closed 0.47% higher, the Hang Seng in Hong Kong was up by 1%, and China's Shanghai Composite added 0.75%.

Asian shares jump ahead of US-China trade deal signing

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Stock markets in Asia have risen on investor expectations of the signing on Wednesday of the 'phase 1' US-China trade agreement.

Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 was up by 0.5%, the Hang Seng in Hong Kong was 0.9% higher, and China's Shanghai Composite rose by 0.3%.

Mixed end for Asian stocks after frantic week

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Asian stock markets were mixed today after week of tensions in the Middle East, signs of recovery in China's economy, and ahead of next week's expected signing of a 'phase one' trade deal between Washington and Shanghai.

Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.4% to 23,835.33 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.1% to 28,602.01.

However, the Shanghai Composite index in China was 0.1% lower at 3,089.50.

Asian stocks rally as US-Iran tensions ease

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Asian stocks bounced as the US and Iran backed away from the brink of further conflict in the Middle East.

Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 2.4% to 23,762.32 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng in Hong Kong increased by 1.3% to 28,451.30.

China's Shanghai Composite gained 0.75% to 3,088.71.

I think today is a bit of a relief rally. Yesterday, investors were fearing the worst, that this was the escalation now underway. The news overnight has been more along the lines that Iran pulled its punches and Trump is toning things down which is seen by investors as substantially reducing the risk of a war."

Shane OliverChief economist at AMP Capital

Asian stocks drop after missile attacks in Iraq

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Asian stock prices were sent lower after two bases hosting US troops in Iraq were hit by ballistic missiles.

Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 stock index fell by 1.3%, and Hang Seng in Hong Kong was down 0.8%, and China's Shanghai Composite was 0.9% lower.

At the same time oil prices have risen over the growing conflict in the Middle East. Brent crude was up by 1.4% at $69.21 per barrelin the middle of the Asian trade, easing back from earlier gains.

So-called safe haven assets, like gold and the Japanese yen, also rose on the news.

Asian stocks gain as Middle East jitters ease

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Asian stock markets rebounded today as investor jitters were eased as there was no further escalation in tensions between the US and Iran over night.

Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 closed 1.60%, the Hang Seng in Hong Kong rose by 0.5%, and China's Shanghai Composite gained 0.7%.