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Asian indexes closed on green

Asia stocks indexThe Asian indexes closed on green, for the second consecutive session. They were supported by hopes that the growth of the Chinese economy in the world finally stabilized. The investors are increasingly optimistic about China in recent sessions amid better economic data such as the July report on manufacturing activity. The positive news sent the benchmark Shanghai Composite to 7-month high. The Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rose again to 4-year high. The main risk events to come later this week, were also in the spotlight. Wednesday is expected next meeting of the US Federal Reserve, to which the institution is likely to continue the course of lowering your monthly purchases of assets to 25 billion USD. The focus will be data on the US economic growth in the second quarter and the government index of purchasing managers in China. The Chinese Shanghai Composite rose 0.24% to 2,183.19 points, recording its eighth consecutive session of growth. Meanwhile, the CNY hit a new four-month high against the USD. The insurers reported mixed performance amid signs that Chinese regulators are considering new measures to tighten rules in an attempt to reduce the risk of failures. The capitalisation of New China Life Insurance slid more than 2%, while China Life Insurance added nearly 1%.

Leading Asian indexes closed in different directions

Asian indicesThe leading Asian indexes closed in different directions, though they were taken up after a positive session on Wall Street last night. Chinese stocks led the losers in the region after the money supply in the Celestial Empire grew the slowest pace in more than a decade. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 rose with 0.62% to 13,996.81 points. In China, the Shanghai Composite fell 1.40% to 2,101.60 points. The Hong Kong’s Hang Seng fell with 1.6% to 22,71.26 points.
The indices in China and Hong Kong fell after data showed that the broader monetary aggregate M2 has expanded less than expected 13% increase. Meanwhile the new loans rose by nearly 14%.
The stock exchanges in China and Hong Kong financial sector suffered the most. Mood influenced the news that day only for Chinese central bank will draw the most liquidity in the market since February. The shares of Citic Securities fell 3.6%, while those of the Merchants Bank and Minsheng Bank – with 2% each.
The South Korean KOSPI wiped 0.24% of its value, while Australian S&P ASX 200 registered a growth of 0.55% to 5,388.16 points and moves away from the bottom two-month reported yesterday.

Asian indexes started the week with decreases

Asian trade marketsThe leading indices in Asia started the week with falls after heavy losses on Wall Street late last week. On Friday, the stock exchanges overseas technology sector suffered the most, as Nasdaq Composite slid 2.6%. The Japanese Nikkei 225 index fell to the bottom week after a strong yen weighed on exporters. The benchmark fell 1.69% to 14 808.85 points. In China, markets are closed for the celebration of the national holiday. The Hong Kong’s Hang Seng slid 0.65% to 22 363.52 points. In Australia, the index S&P ASX 200 is pulled away from its highest level in a month and eventually down 0.17% to 5 413.70 points. The South Korean KOSPI rose slightly by 0.08% to 1 989.70 points. In India, the leading measure of stock SENSEX a closed with a decline 0.64% to 22 215.97 points. The investors took winnings at the start of elections in the country that will continue for a month.
The stock exchanges in Japan tech companies being the biggest losers, commented the Finance News Wire. Shares of Rakuten and Yahoo Japan fell by 5% each, while those of Softbank and Panasonic – by over 4%. Daiichi Sankyo increased by 3% capitalization after the news that Sun Pharmaceutical Industries will buy its Indian unit Ranbaxy Laboratories. In turn, shares of Sun Pharmaceutical rose 2%, while those of Ranbaxy fell 2.5%.

Optimism on Asian stock markets after allegations about the agreement on US debt

Asian IndexesThe major indexes of Asian markets (Except in China) started up after US politicians have hinted that soon the Republicans and Democrats can announce that they have reached agreement on the US budget. According to some sources it will be later today. The Japanese benchmark Nikkei 225 stock average ended the session on Tuesday with a rise of 0.26% to 14 441.54 points. Hang Seng index added 0.47% to its value and reached 23 328.57 points. Australia’s S&P ASX 200 climbed 0.98% to a new two-week high – 5 259.15 points. South Korean Kospi even reaching 10 -month high after trading ended with an increase of 1.02% to 2 040.96 points. Single leading Chinese Shanghai Composite Index fell – by 0.19% to 2233.41 points. The markets in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines do not work because of holidays. Were revealed details of Monday’s talks between the leader of the Senate Democrats Harry Reid and his Republican counterpart Mitch McConnell. According to the information they have agreed to a short-term increase in the debt ceiling, which will announce Tuesday. The deal will put an end to the blockade of the government and will increase the debt by as much as necessary for the country to meet its obligations until mid- February 2014. The Japanese Nikkei rose thanks to Sony and Panasonic, whose shares rose by 1% and 0.6%. Shares of Fuji Heavy Industries have added 0.7% to its value after the automaker announced a growth of 250% in the operating profit of the group for the second quarter of 2013.

New 18-months top on the Asian markets

Asian indexes 2012The Asian markets climbed today a new 18-month high, after favorable reports of large companies increased optimism among investors, but the yen darkened prospects for profits at Japanese exporters. The regional MSCI Asia Pacific Index rose less than 0.1 percent to 133.49 points, almost the same number of shares rose and fell in value. The Japanese Nikkei 225 slid 1 percent to 11 251.41 points after a representative of the group of the most developed economies in the world G7 who wished to remain anonymous, said she is worried about the excessive dynamism yen and investors misinterpreted the earlier message exchange rate. This led to the appreciation of the yen against all major currencies. The shares of Toyota Motor Corp. lost 1.8% of its value to 4,830 JPY, while those of Gree Inc sank 15 percent to 1,150 JPY after the company lowered its forecast for annual profit because of the postponement of its new games for social networks. The market capitalization of Pioneer Corp. declined by 10.7 percent to 201 JPY per share after announcing it now expects a loss for its financial year, and it plans layoffs and that of Tokyo Electric Power Co. declined by 8.5 percent to 184 JPY per share after it announced that it will organize a tender for the construction of power plants using solid fuel.
The stock markets in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan remained closed for the New Year celebration of the lunar calendar.
The South Korean KOSPI index jumped 1.6 percent to 1 976.07 points, bringing its losses this year to just 1.1%, as investors judged that local companies obtain a competitive advantage due to the appreciation of the JPY. The shares of Kia Motors Corp have added 3.85% to its value to 53,900 won, while those of SK Hynix Inc rose 2 percent to 25,500 won.

The Asian markets started the week with a serious decrease

Asia indexWidespread decrease was recorded in the first session of the new week in Asian markets after the data for new jobs in the U.S. in March raised new doubts about the strength of economic recovery in the country, inflation in China accelerated.
The Regional MSCI Asia Pacific Index fell 0.6 percent to 124.16 points, per share, increased its value depreciated other 7.
In Japan, the Nikkei 225 erased 1.5% to 9 546.26 points, after the yen reached a monthly high of 81.20 yen per dollar. Shares of the largest Asian automaker Toyota Motor Corp. lost 2.4 percent of its value to 3310 yen, while those of the manufacturer of cameras Canon Inc. fell 1.7 percent to 3780 yen. “We are seeing very rapid correction of the market”, said Shintaro Takeuchi, portfolio manager at Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co. “Companies are reluctant to increase capital investment, leading to slowly return to previous employment levels. This means that companies are not convinced full recovery”, he added.
The Chinese Shanghai SE Composite Index fell 0.9 percent to 2 285.78 points, after it became clear that consumer inflation in the country has reached 3.6 percent in March against wage increases and increased fuel prices, exceeding analysts’ expectations for acceleration to 3.4%. The market capitalization of the largest construction company in the country China Vanke dropped 1.9% to 8.22 yuan per share, while that of China Citic Bank Corp., A division of the largest investment company in the country declined by 2 3% to 4.19 yuan per share.

Most of the Asian indexes finished the week on profit

Asian indexes 2012Most of the indexes of the Asian markets ended the week with growth, but half the major markets remained closed for holidays and regional index sank to its lowest level since. The Regional MSCI Asia Pacific Index fell 0.3 percent to 124.90 points, registering a weekly loss of 1.4%, which had not happened the week ended December 16, 2011.
In Japan, the Nikkei 225 slid 0.8 percent to 9 688.45 points yesterday as the euro reached a 4-week low against the yen, decreasing value of the profits of investors in the Japanese market. Shares of Sony Corp. value decreased by 2% to ¥ 1,634, while those of Nintendo Co. fell 2.1 percent to 12,100 yen.
“The investors are wary of debt problems in Europe”, said a strategist at Mitsubishi UFJ Asset Management Co. in Tokyo. “The debt problems have weakened the euro against the yen”, he added. The market capitalization of Kobe Steel Ltd. shrank by 3.1 percent to 127 yen per share after the company announced a loss of 20 billion yen (243 million dollars) for the financial year, exceed double the preliminary estimates. Shares of Astellas Pharma Inc. however, rose 3.2 percent to 3,360 yen after its manner of treatment was approved by councilors of U.S. regulators.

Nikkei 225 sank with more than 6%

Decrease indexesThe exchange in Tokyo the new week began with massive sales. The main Nikkei 225 moves with a decline of 6.4 per cent, was headed for its largest daily decline since December 2008 onwards. At the same time broad Topix index falling by 7.6 percents, which it had not happened since October 2008. Start of trading was extremely difficult, as almost no trade because of lack of buyers. The shares of Tokyo Electric Power, the largest nuclear energy company in Asia, fell 24 percent because of the risk of further incidents. The manufacturer of nuclear reactors Toshiba Corp. delete 16 percent of its market capitalization, and shares of Toyota, Nissan and Honda lose between 6 and 10 per cent. Today, the futures trading on the Topix index was halted for 15 minutes, after a decline in their price by over 75 points. The Japanese yen appreciated significantly against the dollar, reaching a peak four. The yen appreciated against 12 of the 16 major currencies after the central bank announced a plan to funnel 15 trillion yen (183 billion dollars) to stabilize the financial system. The yen touched 80,62 USD / JPY, which had not happened on 9 November onwards. Against the euro observed retreat from 0.5 percent to 114.32 yen per euro.

Asian markets with good weekly increase

Asian StocksThe Asia stock index ended the week with solid increases, as market optimism prevailed for the fourth consecutive day. For this helped good news for decline in initial unemployment in the U.S. who supported shares of exporters in the region.
“The decline in applications for unemployment benefits in the U.S. increased confidence that the country is on track to higher employment, which will make sustainable recovery,” said Shane Oliver of AMP Capital. “This is great news for Asian exporters,” said the specialist.
Today the regional MSCI Asia Pacific Index advanced 1.2 percent, heading for its highest close since February 21. For the week the index rose 1.9 percent, erasing most of the experience of last week’s decline of 2.1 percent. The Tokyo Stock Exchange’s Nikkei 225 advanced 1 percent to 10 693.66 points, which brought him a weekly increase of 1.6 per cent. It also helped the retreat of the yen, sparking speculation about higher profits for exporters. The main index in Hong Kong – Han Seng, rose 1.2 percent today, ending the session at 23,409 points. Weekly the index rose by 1.7 per cent. In China’s CSI 300 rose 1.5 percent today, but in Taiwan and South Korea advanced indexes respectively with 0,5 and 1,9 per cent.

Chinese markets with top weekly results till 2008

Money USAFriday’s trading session, and last week brought strong increases in stock market indexes in China on the eve of the new reporting season in the country. Leading Chinese Shanghai Composite stock index ended the day with a strong growth of 3.1% to 2 971.16 points, led by banks. It is located at their highest levels in five months. Over the last five sessions wider Chinese index rose by 8.5 percent, a weekly presentation is his best since February 2009. Stock exchanges in China have increased over the last seven days, led by banks, analysts say that one reason for this is catching up with the increases in world markets. Securities markets in China were closed from 1 to 7 October, including for national holidays. Economic data for China today showed that foreign direct investment increased at a faster pace in September. They increased by 6.1 percent annually to 8.4 billion dollars since August rose 1.4 percent on an annual basis. The data highlight investor confidence in the outlook to the fastest growing among the largest economies in the world. Other news from China today showed that home prices in the 70 largest cities in the country increased by 9.1% yoy. The indexes of most securities markets in the Asian and Pacific indexes switched to negative territory, however, because of increased concerns about the state of U.S. economy. The regional index MSCI Asia Pacific lost 0.5 percent to 131.39 points, falling from its highest level since July 2008, said yesterday. He added about 1% of the week. Appreciation of the yen against most leading currencies lower shares of exporting companies on the exchange in Tokyo. The yen reached its highest level against the dollar in 15 years yesterday. Nikkei 225 stock average slid 0.9 percent to 9 500.25 points, increasing its weekly loss to 0.9 percent.