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Japan’s monthly exports tumble most since 2016

Japan’s monthly exports tumble most since 2016

TOKYO–Japan’s December exports had their largest on-year fall in more than two years on a sharp drop in demand from China, sending Japan’s trade balance in 2018 into the first deficit in three years. The value of Japan’s December exports fell 3.8% from a year ago, according to data released by the country’s finance ministry

Bond Yields to Slide for Rest of Year Amid Trade Turmoil, Morgan Stanley Says

Trade tensions may be wreaking havoc on the stock market, but the volatility is providing a great opportunity to invest in bonds according to Morgan Stanley (MS) . The U.S. 10-year Treasury yield has already peaked for the year according Morgan Stanley global head of interest-rate strategy Matthew Hornbach. The U.S.’ trade tensions and strengthening

Asian markets quiet, awaiting upcoming economic data

Asia-Pacific stock moves were muted in early trading Wednesday, after most overseas benchmarks saw little change the previous day. Most markets in the region were closed Tuesday for the Labor Day holiday, and Japan will be closed Thursday and Friday. Investors on Wednesday are awaiting cues from U.S.-China trade negotiations, along with the release of


Hong Kong bucks wobbly Asian markets after Trump’s latest broadside against China

Asian stock markets regained some ground after opening lower Friday, as optimism faded that the U.S. and China would work to resolve their trade spat following President Donald Trump’s latest salvo. Japanese shares wavered between slight gains and losses, with the Nikkei Stock Average NIK, -0.36% recently up 0.1%. Stocks in South Korea SEU, -0.33%


Nikkei continues to surge, leading Asian market gains

Asian equity markets were mostly higher on Monday, with a softer yen and rising metals prices driving stock-index gains in Japan and Australia, as appetite for global risk assets increased. Several major markets were poised to hit record or fresh multiyear highs if the gains carry through to the close of trade, though analysts point

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Asia stocks broadly positive; Nikkei lifted by Nintendo

Stocks were subdued but broadly positive in Asia after the U.S. Federal Reserve boosted market sentiment with hints that dampened expectations for increases in U.S. interest rates. The Federal Open Market Committee caused few ripples with Wednesday’s policy statement beyond fresh selling in the dollar. It said inflation measures “have declined and are running below


Chinese stocks finish down sharply, but off day’s lows

Chinese equity markets finished down sharply but pared some losses from an early tumble Monday, after news that the world’s second-biggest economy had beaten expectations with 6.9% second-quarter growth. They had earlier been hit by a plunge in small-cap stocks following a signal from a high-profile financial conference that Beijing is focused on tighter control


Asian markets adrift amid global uncertainty

Equity markets in Asia struggled for direction early Thursday after underwhelming overnight moves in Europe and the U.S., as investors adopted a collective wait-and-see attitude. Market participants are especially concerned about the repercussions of North Korea’s missile launch earlier this week, in addition to a Group of 20 meeting in Germany and Friday’s U.S. jobs