Stocks in Asia Take a Rain Check in Thursday’s Trading Session


Stocks in Asia fight back in Thursday’s Asian session, based on low trade for some of the pergola equities in the region. Nikkei 225 in Japan slipped by 2.75% as speculations that an advancing yen, provoked traders to sell Japanese exporters. The Topix Index here moved for its slip in the month since November, as the yen’s gaining strength raised concerns that the U.S. may start to coil back spur. Honda Motor, among the stackers, showed a 2.2% fall. In the meantime, the Taiex Index in Taiwan slumped by 1.1%.

Meanwhile, the Hang Seng Index in Hong Kong advanced by 0.02%, and the Shanghai Composite plunge by 0.14%, this was after the trimming of the growth forecast of China this year by the International Monetary Fund, which is anticipated to fall to 7.75% from 8%.

In Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 Index plummeted by 1.3% and the largest mining company in the world, BHP Billiton lost ground due to falling commodity prices including crude oil and copper. The NZX 50 Index in New Zealand lost 0.3%, while the NZSE 50 plunged by 0.41%, even though the new building approvals here have gone up to a five-year high depicting a 19% rise. The April reading here heaved 13%, excluding the volatile apartment assents.

Elsewhere, Kospi in South Korea advanced 0.26%, the enhanced manufacturing and mining activity here led to an increase in April reading by 1.7%. South Korea is ranked on number fourth in Asia’s largest economies behind China, Japan, and India on the first three places.

Straits Times Index in Singapore falls by 1.61%. The S&P 500 futures, in

Stocks in Asia Slide, while Yen Trades Stronger
Stocks in Asia Slide, while Yen Trades Stronger

other Asian countries, moved up by 0.13%, just after a day when the benchmark index in U.S. lost 0.70%. In Vietnam, the VN Index advanced by 0.2% to 516.27.

Stocks in Philippine turn down to the lowest level in May on apprehensions assessment remains too costly, even when the data by government read that the economy in the Q1 has grown at the fastest speed in three years. Stock Exchange Index in Philippine falls down by 2.3% to 7,065.56, hovering for the lowest close since April 29.

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