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Nikkei skids to 6-month low on Wall St slide; bargain hunting limits losses TOKYO: Japanese stocks slumped to a fresh six-month low on Monday as market sentiment stayed fragile after a rocky session on Wall Street and on escalating tensions in Ukraine.The Nikkei share average closed down 0.4 percent at 13,910.16, its lowest level since Oct. 8. The benchmark shed 7.3 percent last week to mark its biggest weekly fall since the week after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.As last week's slide made some large caps relatively cheap, bargain hunting set in and limited the Nikkei's downside. Toyota Motor Corp rose 1.8 percent and was the second most-traded stock by turnover on the main board.The broader Topix eased 0.1 percent to 1,132.76 in thin trade, with 1.73 billion shares changing hands, about 30 percent below the average during the past 100 sessions.The new JPX-Nikkei Index 400 also dropped 0.1 percent to 10,314.83.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

Tokyo stocks close down 0.36pc TOKYO: Tokyo stocks slipped 0.36 percent Monday, weighed by losses on Wall Street last week and the yen's rise as tensions in Ukraine escalate.The benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 49.89 points to 13,910.16, while the Topix index of all first-section shares slipped 0.12 percent, or 1.33 points, to 1,132.76.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
Taiwan stocks fall; Nasdaq drop drags tech lower TAIPEI: Taiwan stocks declined 0.44 percent on Monday morning as tech shares reacted to a steep fall in the Nasdaq index on Friday.As of 0151 GMT, the main TAIEX index fell 39 points to 8869.05, following the previous session's 0.45 percent drop.Electronics fell 0.52 percent, on the heels of a 1.34 percent slump in the US tech holdings.Computers and peripheral equipment shed 0.74 percent, while semiconductors contracted 0.3 percent.Among major tech names, mobile device camera ...
Shanghai copper to rise to 47,420 yuan SINGAPORE: Shanghai copper is expected to rise to 47,420 yuan per tonne, as it has cleared resistance at 46,790 yuan.Resistance was provided by the 76.4 percent Fibonacci projection level of an upward wave C, the third wave of a three-wave cycle that developed from the March 20 low of 43,580 yuan. The next resistance will be at 47,420 yuan, the 100 percent projection level.Support will be at 46,390 yuan, a break below which will signal ...
South Korea stocks little-changed despite Wall St doom, won eases SEOUL: Seoul shares were nearly flat on Monday, shrugging off Wall Street weakness as local technology stocks rallied on hopes of upbeat earnings, while the won eased on dollar short-covering and caution over strong remittance outflows.The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) was up 0.1 percent at 1,999.63 points as of 0232 GMT after briefly touching an intraday high of 2,001.00."The market is defending its level fairly well against the low-valuation merit of local stocks ...
Stocks slip on Wall St gloom, Ukraine tensions TOKYO: Asian share markets gave up more ground on Monday after a dismal week on Wall Street and tensions in Ukraine sapped investors' appetite for risk, which helped underpin the safe-haven yen. Ukraine gave pro-Russian separatists a Monday morning deadline to disarm or face a "full-scale anti-terrorist operation" by its armed forces, raising the risk of a military confrontation with Moscow.European Union foreign ministers will hold talks later on Monday about tougher sanctions against Russia. ...
Vietnam index edges down at midday on cautious sentiment HANOI: Vietnam's benchmark VN Index was down 0.21 percent at the mid-day break on Monday as investors turned cautious following recent declines, an analyst said.Real-estate led the fall with Vingroup losing 0.72 percent and HAGL Co dipping 0.35 percent.Bank shares also dropped with Eximbank down 0.71 percent and Vietcombank, Vietnam's largest listed bank, falling 0.65 percent."The trading volume, which was at a low level during past two weeks, pushed investor sentiment down," said analyst Nguyen ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 16,262.56 0.55
Arrow Nasdaq 4,034.16 0.29
Arrow S&P 1,842.98 0.68
Arrow FTSE 6,541.61 0.64
Arrow DAX 9,173.71 1.77
Arrow CAC-40 4,345.35 0.83
Arrow Nikkei 13,996.81 0.62
Arrow H.Seng 22,671.26 1.60
Arrow Sensex 22,484.93 0.64

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