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Asian stocks dipped on Friday as Wall Street took a breather after the Federal Reserve kept intact its plans to continue raising interest rates at a gradual pace, with a fourth hike for this year expected next month. The index was still headed for a sizable gain of more than 6 percent this week, during which it rose to a one-month high. The Fed held interest rates steady on Thursday but remained on track to keep gradually tightening borrowing costs, as it pointed to a healthy economy that was marred only by a dip in the growth of business investment.
The US tariffs, which will come into effect on September 1, have further dampened hopes that the two economic superpowers will reach a deal. The central energy fund said average international prices of petrol, diesel and illuminating paraffin rose during the review period. Move to limit abuse of incentives will reduce funding for small businesses, say industry representatives.
The DJIA grew 0. Risk tone in the market was also weighing a bit heavier as year US treasury yields are presently losing one basis point bp to 2. However, pessimism surrounding Brexit and antipodeans, coupled with lack of economic data, could keep limiting the equity market gains. Information on these pages contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.
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Japan's Nikkei index added 1. The Shanghai Composite index jumped 2. China's statistics bureau and an industry group said Sunday their monthly purchasing managers' index rose to
In a buying frenzy that was as spectacular as the recent rout, US stocks soared with the Dow Jones Industrial Average rocketing more than 1, points for the first time on Wednesday. Australian shares jumped 1. There was no single trigger for the overnight relief rally on Wall Street, though a Mastercard Inc report that sales during the US holiday shopping season rose the most in six years in helped clam frayed nerves. There was also some attempts by the White House to temper its broadside against the Federal Reserve.
Wheelock rises after results, while China Steel up on Feb sales. The Nikkei Asia Index of companies outside Japan added 1. Regional equities were boosted by a 1.
Hong Kong, Taiwan and Tokyo log morning gains but Shanghai slips. Index heavyweights such as Tencent Holdings and HSBC Holdings led the gains, while the H-share index, which comprises major mainland companies listed in the territory, also opened 3. But a brighter session on Wall Street overnight buoyed investor sentiment. This came after two days of heavy selling, including the Dow's biggest intraday decline in history on Monday.