China trade data, SoftBank earnings, currencies, oil

China trade data, SoftBank earnings, currencies, oil

SINGAPORE — Futures in the Asia-Pacific pointed to a lower open Monday, with SoftBank set to report earnings after the market close. The Nikkei futures contract in Chicago was at 28,045 while its counterpart in Osaka was at 28,110. That compared against the Nikkei 225’s last close at 28,175.87. In Australia, SPI futures were at … Read more

Taiwan’s Taiex up 2%, RBI rate decision ahead

Taiwan’s Taiex up 2%, RBI rate decision ahead

SINGAPORE — Taiwan shares led gains in Asia-Pacific markets as investors shake off China’s military drills following U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit. Taiwan’s Taiex jumped 2.03%, with chipmaker TSMC rising 3%. The index traded lower this week as U.S.-China tensions increased over Pelosi’s trip. Markets appear unfazed by China’s drills around Taiwan, though Japan’s … Read more

Caixin manufacturing PMI, China, currencies, oil

Caixin manufacturing PMI, China, currencies, oil

SINGAPORE — Shares in the Asia-Pacific region were mixed on Monday ahead of the release of a private survey on Chinese factory activity for July. Over the weekend, China’s official Purchasing Managers’ Index reading for July came in at 49, down from 50.2 in June and lower than the expected 50.4. Japan’s Nikkei 225 and Topix … Read more

Hong Kong property stocks dip, Australia inflation rises

Hong Kong property stocks dip, Australia inflation rises

SINGAPORE — Real estate stocks in Hong Kong dragged the market lower as Asia-Pacific traded mixed on Wednesday. Australia’s inflation rose and investors looked forward to the Fed’s policy decision. Property firm Country Garden’s stock plunged around 14% Wednesday after it said it would raise 2.8 billion Hong Kong dollars ($360 million) by selling 870 … Read more

China explodes at reports that will Nancy Pelosi visit Taiwan

China explodes at reports that will Nancy Pelosi visit Taiwan

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