Asian stock markets end the week subdued

Asian stock markets end the week subdued Investors appear to largely shrug off the latest provocation from North Korea as another missile is fired over Japan. Japan’s NIKKEI index closed up to end the week at: 19909 and South Korea’s KOSPI index closed up at: 2386. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng …


Asian stocks slip

Asian stocks slip After Fridays small gains Asian stock slip back again. The news of North Korea testing a nuclear device saw Japan’s NIKKEI close down at: 19527 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index also close down at: 27740 Wall Street is closed Monday 4th September for Labor Day!   …


Japan economy builds

The Japanese economy continues to build as exports continued to climb. The data for July also showed a rise in imports as demand for tech items such as cameras grew. Japan is the world’s third-largest economy and is gathering momentum. Figures out earlier this week showed Japan’s economy expanded at …


Japan GDP Improves

Japan GDP Improves Japan’s economy grew 2.5% – this was above analysts expectations – up 4% year on year. Japan is the third largest economy in the world. The economy has been struggling for decades so this continuing improvement will be welcome news.


Asia markets fall as US & North Korea tensions escalate

Asia markets fall as US & North Korea tensions escalate Asian stocks also came under downward selling pressure. Due to the ongoing tensions between North Korea and US  – global stock markets continue to slide. Investors were moving to safer investment havens such as gold.


Tokyo Stock Exchange Closed for the Day

Tokyo Stock Exchange Closed for the Day Just a reminder that Japan has a holiday on 11th August 2017 – mountain day. Apparently this is a new holiday introduced in 2016 to celebrate Japan’s many mountainous regions. Anyway, the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) will be closed for the day.


EU and Japan Trade Agreement

EU and Japan Trade Agreement The European Union and Japan agree a free trade deal. Presumably this agreement will strengthen the EU leadership and leave the UK on the outside of the benefits. European council president Donald Tusk and European commission president Jean-Claude Junker must be delighted. All leaders hail …