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    Positive Japan-United States

    17th February, 2017

    The positive tone at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s summit with President Donald Trump eases concerns about Japan’s growth outlook and reduces political constraints on its central bank. Earlier comments from Trump had raised concerns for Japan on trade, the yen and security commitments. None of those concerns materialized at the event, which went off without […]

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    German Unemployment Extends Drop as Economic Growth Picks Up

    5th January, 2017

    German unemployment extended its decline in December amid signs that growth in Europe’s largest economy accelerated at the end of last year. The number of people out of work fell by a seasonally adjusted 17,000 to 2.638 million, data from the Federal Labor Agency in Nuremberg showed on Tuesday. Economists in a Bloomberg survey forecast […]

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    Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect Launched

    8th December, 2016

    The launch of Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect means that Hong Kong will become the first investment choice for mainland investors to allocate global funds, hedge the devaluation for the yuan and seek high-yield assets through the south-bound connect. Similarly, the north-bound connect will open up China’s fast growing economy including health-care, consumer and technology stocks […]

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    China’s UnionPay Restricts Buying of Overseas Insurance Policies

    4th November, 2016

    Insurance stocks took a blow on Monday in both Hong Kong and Shanghai markets, as investors backed off from the sector after Chinese authorities announced a curb on Hong Kong insurance purchases through UnionPay cards, the largest bank card provider in the country, which had banned customers from using its service to buy investment-related insurance […]

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    Barclays Says Europe Stocks Are Buy in 2016

    1st November, 2016

    Investors should buy European equities regardless of whether the Federal Reserve raises borrowing costs in the next three months, Barclays Plc says. “At the moment, Europe is a buying opportunity,” Jose said by phone. “Even if the Fed hikes, when you look at the amount of the global support from the Bank of Japan, from […]

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    Yen Gains as Asian Stocks Diverge Before BOJ

    29th July, 2016

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe unveiled a hefty stimulus package, the size of which is estimated at 6 percent of Japan’s economy, roughly 28 trillion yen ($265 bn) in a bid to prop up Japan’s flagging economy. Details of the fiscal package are set to be finalized next week. The BOJ will expand its purchases of […]

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    Nintendo and Pokemon GO

    22nd July, 2016

    Shares in the Japanese game maker – Nintendo closed up 14 percent at 31,700 yen ($300) on the Tokyo Stock exchange 19th July and have more than doubled in value since the wildly popular augmented-reality game was launched on July 6. However, shares of Nintendo Corp. 7974, -12.61% tumbled 12% in Tokyo Wednesday after reports […]

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    British Pound plunges

    24th June, 2016

    As of 3:55 a.m.(UK Local Time), the British pound is plunging as results come in from the EU referendum, falling to its lowest level since January 2009 hours after hitting its highest level for the year moments after the polls closed. Uncertainty over the outcome of Britain’s vote on European Union membership is keeping world […]

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    Energy producers fell most in 6 weeks, ended longest S&P 500 rally since October

    9th March, 2016

    The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index declined 1.1 % to 1979.26 at 4 pm (UTC-05:00), ending its five month longest winning streak.

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