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Hang Seng Falls on China Worries, Nikkei and Sony Surge
China’s growth worries haunted global markets today but the tremors were felt strongest closer to the mainland, in Hong Kong.
Hang Seng Drops amid Protests and Nikkei Is Down Too
After rising for three consecutive days, Japan’s Nikkei 225 retreated today.
Company & Industry Overviews
Hang Seng, Nikkei, and Topix Rise as China Loosens Purse
Japan’s Nikkei 225 continued its surge for the third straight day today.
Nikkei 225 Was Steady, Topix Fell
In choppy trade on June 6, Japan’s Nikkei 225 stayed steady. Japan’s Nikkei 225 was the best performer among major Asian indexes on June 5.
Hang Seng and Nikkei Drop, Alibaba Considers Listing in Hong Kong
Today, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index dropped 0.57% to end the day at 27,235.71.
Japan’s Nikkei 225 Gains as Trump Concludes Japan Trip
Trump concluded his four-day visit to Japan today.
Nikkei Defies the Rise in Asian Stocks, Hang Seng Gains
While the Shanghai Composite remained flat and the Shenzhen Composite dropped, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng recovered today.
Hang Seng Follows China, and Nikkei Sheds Points
Yesterday, the iShares MSCI Hong Kong ETF (EWH) gained 0.52%, outperforming the Hang Seng Index.
Hang Seng Falls while Nikkei and KOSPI Gain
Although the mainland indexes celebrated the easing of restrictions on Huawei, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index continued its fall.
Hang Seng Follows Chinese Indexes, Japanese Indexes Gain (Again)
Following the mainland’s footsteps, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index fell in early trading and only partially recovered thereafter.
Hang Seng Falls with Chinese Indexes, Nikkei Gains
Hang Seng falls Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index fell in early trading and didn’t recover until the end of the trading day. The index dropped 1.16%, or 329 points, to end the day at 27,946.46, near the day’s low. On May 16, the iShares MSCI Hong Kong ETF (EWH) gained 0.28% in trading on the […]
Hang Seng Follows Mainland’s Lead, Japanese Indexes Gain
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index, which fell 1.5% on May 14, ended up gaining 0.52% on May 15 to end up at 28,268.71.
Hang Seng Falls 2.4%, KOSPI over 3%, NIKKEI ~1%
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index, which generally follows the mainland’s lead, closed 2.39% lower at 28,311,07 on May 9.
What Made the Japan Services PMI Rise So Much in April?
The Japan Services PMI rose significantly in April compared to March. It was 52.5 in April and 50.9 in March.
Why Japan’s Manufacturing PMI Improved in April
Japan’s manufacturing PMI stood at 53.8 in April compared to 53.1 in March.
What’s Affecting Japan’s Manufacturing PMI?
Japan’s manufacturing PMI showed a softer rise in March as compared to February 2018.
Are Global Interest Rate Hikes Inevitable?
The Federal Reserve has indicated that three interest rate hikes could occur in 2018, followed by another two increases in 2019.
How Did Japan’s Services PMI Trend in February 2018?
According to the report provided by Markit Economics, Japan’s services PMI stood at 51.7 in February—compared to 51.9 in January 2018.
Insight into Japan Manufacturing PMI in February 2018
The Japan Manufacturing PMI showed a weaker improvement in February compared to January 2018.
How the Japan Services PMI Trended in January 2018
The Japan Services PMI was 51.9 in January 2018 compared to 51.2 in December 2017. It beat the market expectation of 49.9.
What Helped Japan Manufacturing PMI Rise in January?
The Japan Manufacturing PMI improved sharply in January 2018. It stood at 54.8 in January 2018 compared to 54 in December 2017.
How Japan’s Services PMI Trended in December 2017
According to a report provided by Markit Economics, Japan’s services PMI (EWJ) (DXJ) remained weaker in December 2017.
Why Japan’s Manufacturing Activity Improved in December 2017
Japan’s manufacturing activity in December Japan’s manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) improved in December 2017, rising to 54 from 53.6 in November 2017. Whereas the index was slightly below the preliminary market estimate of 54.2, it marked the strongest expansion in manufacturing activity since February 2014. The solid rise in Japan’s manufacturing PMI in December 2017 was mainly due […]
Why Japan Services PMI Didn’t Meet Expectations in November
The Japan Services PMI fell in November 2017. It came in at 51.2 compared to 53.4 in October. It didn’t meet the market expectation of 52.0.
Why Jamie Dimon Thinks Bitcoin Is a Fraud
Legendary investor Bill Miller said in an interview with CNBC that 30% of his asset allocation is currently in bitcoin.
Why Japan’s Services PMI Improved Solidly in October 2017
Japan’s services PMI (EWJ) (DXJ) rose solidly in October 2017. It stood at 53.4 in October 2017 compared to 51.0 in September 2017.
Key Insight into Japan’s Manufacturing PMI in October
Japan’s manufacturing PMI stood at 52.8 in October 2017, compared with 52.90 in September 2017, and beat the preliminary market estimation of 52.5.
Why the Recent Election Results Are Positive for Japan
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s call for an early election worked in his favor. He called for a snap election to take advantage of his high ratings.
Bank of Japan: No Changes in the October Policy Meeting
At its October policy meeting, the Bank of Japan left its ultra-loose monetary policy unchanged. The decision was made by an 8-1 majority vote.
Why Japan’s Services PMI Has Been Falling Gradually
According to the report provided by Markit Economics, Japan’s services PMI (EWJ) (DXJ) stood at 51.0 in September 2017 compared to 51.6 in August 2017.
Moving Average Analysis of EWJ’s Banking Industry
On December 31, 2015, the banking industry of the iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ) returned -0.4%. The Wisdom Tree Japan Hedged Equity ETF (DXJ) fell by 1%.
Insight into Japan’s Manufacturing in September 2017
Japan’s manufacturing PMI stood at 52.90 in September 2017, compared to 52.20 in August 2017. The PMI figure beat the preliminary market estimation of 52.5.
Bank of Japan Sees Rising Political Uncertainty as a Risk
According to news reports, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could be calling for a snap election next month to capitalize on the increased approval ratings in August.
Update on the Bank of Japan’s September Policy Meeting
The Bank of Japan left its policy unchanged at its September meeting. By an 8–1 majority vote, the policy board decided to leave its policy and its QQE with a yield curve control unchanged.
How Japan’s Service Activity Trended in August 2017
According to the latest report by Markit Economics, the Japan Services PMI (EWJ) (DXJ) stood at 51.6 in August 2017, compared with 52 in July 2017.
How Japan’s Manufacturing Activity Trended in August 2017
Japan’s manufacturing PMI stood at 52.2 in August 2017 as compared to 52.1 in July 2017.
Why Japan’s Services PMI Fell in July
The Japan Services PMI stood at 52.0 in July 2017, compared with 53.3 in June 2017, missing the market expectation of 53.3.
How Japan’s Manufacturing PMI Trended in July 2017
According to the report provided by Markit Economics, Japan’s manufacturing PMI (EWJ) (DXJ) stood at 52.1 in July 2017 as compared to 52.4 in June 2017.
An Asian Rally Will Likely Hinge on This
Although Asian markets have outperformed most of the other regions this year, their performance over the past few years has remained sluggish overall.
Are Asian Economies Stabilizing or Not?
While the weak global economic recovery has weighed heavily on Asian exports, domestic weakness has also played a role in the region’s economic slowdown.
Will North Korea Undermine Broader Asian Markets?
Under Kim Jong-Un, North Korea has adopted a more aggressive stance toward its regional adversaries, fueling unprecedented tension in the region.
Is It Time to Focus on Asian Markets?
Asian nations (AAXJ) are experiencing a continuation of the economic recovery that has been going on for a couple of quarters now.
The Bank of Japan Cuts Its Inflation Forecast
According to the statement it released at the end of its two-day meeting on July 20, 2017, the Bank of Japan has left its monetary policy unchanged.
What Japan’s Manufacturing Suggests for Its Economy
Japan’s manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 52.4 in June 2017 compared to 53.1 in May.
Why the Japan Services PMI Improved in June 2017
The Japan Services PMI (EWJ) (DXJ) stood at 53.3 in June 2017 compared to 53.0 in May 2017. It met the market expectation of 53.2.
What Japan’s Falling Retail Sales Indicate for the Economy
According to the data provided by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan’s retail sales rose to 2% in May 2017 on a yearly basis.
Japan’s Services PMI Strengthened, Impacted the Economy
Japan’s services PMI stood at 53 in May 2017—compared to 52.2 in April 2017. It met the market’s expectations of 53.
Japan’s Manufacturing PMI in May, and What to Make of It
The Japan Manufacturing PMI stood at 53.1 in May 2017, as compared to 52.7 in April, outperforming the preliminary market estimation of 52.0.
Why Japan’s Q1 GDP Growth Surprised the Market
On May 18, 2017, Japan released its first preliminary estimates for 1Q17 GDP.
How a Softening Japan Services PMI Is Impacting the Economy
According to Markit Economics, the Japan Manufacturing PMI was 52.2 in April 2017 compared to 52.9 in March. It met market expectations.