Market Review October 6, 2017

Japan’s Nikkei 225 gave up slight early gains to close nearly flat at 20,628.56. Markets in Hong Kong were closed for a public holiday. The UK’s FTSE 100 closed up 0.54% to 7,507.99, same with the French CAC 40 which climbed 0.30% to 5,379.21. Meanwhile, the German DAX closed lower 0.02% to 12,968.05. Construction and … Continued

Market Review October 5, 2017

Major Asian markets remained afloat in Wednesday’s trade. The Nikkei 225 of Japan gave up morning gains of more than 0.2% to close nearly flat at 20,626.66. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rose 0.73%, or 205.97 points, to finish at 28,379.18. European equities finished the day’s trading session slightly lower as investors continued to keep … Continued

Market Review October 3, 2017

The benchmark Nikkei 225 of Japan climbed 44.50 points, or 0.22%, to 20,400.78. Shares of Japanese automaker Nissan closed down 2.69% after it said on Friday that it was not able to sell some of its new vehicles because certain checks in the final vehicle inspection process were conducted by unqualified technicians. Prior to market … Continued

Market Review October 2, 2017

Asian shares finished the quarter on a largely positive note on Friday as the greenback nursed its wounds after slipping overnight. Markets also digested a raft of data out of Japan. The Nikkei 225 of Japan shed 0.03%, or 6.83 points, to close at 20,356.28 as moderate losses in automakers and several heavyweight tech stocks … Continued

Market Review September 29, 2017

Asian indexes closed mixed on Thursday, after US equities advanced and the greenback rose following the unveiling of a long-awaited tax reform plan stateside. After getting a beating for three consecutive trading days, the Nikkei 225 of Japan added 0.47%, or 96.06 points, to close at 20,363.11 as most financials and manufacturing names notched gains. … Continued

Market Review September 28, 2017

Asian markets end mixed after cautious trade. Japan’s Nikkei 225 slid 0.31%, or 63.14 points, to close at 20,267.05 despite the weaker yen as most automakers, financials and trading houses pulled back. It was the index’s third consecutive pullback since September 25th. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index rose 0.47%, or 129.42 points, to finish at … Continued

Market Review September 27, 2017

Asian markets were pressured in Tuesday trade, following declines on Wall Street overnight, as the war of words between North Korea and the US escalated. Japan’s Nikkei 225 sank 0.33%, or 67.39 points, to close at 20,330.19, after the yen strengthened overnight as investors focused on North Korea. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index was able … Continued

Market Review September 26, 2017

Major Asian indexes were mixed in Monday trade, with a broad index of Asia Pacific shares recording a moderate decline, as investors digested elections in Germany and New Zealand over the weekend. Japan’s Nikkei 225 rose 0.5%, or 101.13 points, to close at 20,397.58, as automakers and trading houses notched gains. The yen was softer … Continued