^N225 - Nikkei 225

Osaka - Osaka Delayed Price. Currency in JPY
21,988.29
+228.69 (+1.05%)
At close: 3:15PM JST
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Previous close21,759.60
Open21,907.83
Volume0
Day's range21,820.94 - 22,019.66
52-week range18,948.58 - 24,448.07
Avg. volume61,049
  • Financial Times

    Thailand dangles 50% tax cut for manufacturers fleeing China

    Thailand has announced a package of incentives, including a 50 per cent tax cut, for companies to relocate production to the slowing south-east Asian economy from China amid the Sino-American trade war. The incentives show Thailand jockeying for foreign investment against neighbours such as Vietnam as the country seeks to move its manufacturing sector into higher-value activities. As many as 48 multinationals including US chipmaker Western Digital are considering relocating production to south-east Asia from China, Thailand’s Office of the National Economic and Social Development Council says.

  • Japan to eliminate tariffs on U.S. wine in trade deal: Nikkei
    Reuters

    Japan to eliminate tariffs on U.S. wine in trade deal: Nikkei

    Japan has agreed to phase out tariffs on U.S. wine imports as part of a bilateral trade deal expected to be signed at the end of the month, t1he Nikkei newspaper reported on Sunday. Japan will eliminate the tariffs on U.S. wine within five to seven years after the trade agreement goes into effect, the Nikkei reported without giving its sources. Japan taxes imported wine at a rate of 15% or 125 yen ($1.16) per litre, whichever is cheaper, according to the Nikkei.

  • Reuters

    Japan to eliminate tariffs on U.S. wine in trade deal - Nikkei

    Japan has agreed to phase out tariffs on U.S. wine imports as part of a bilateral trade deal expected to be signed at the end of the month, t1he Nikkei newspaper reported on Sunday. Japan will eliminate the tariffs on U.S. wine within five to seven years after the trade agreement goes into effect, the Nikkei reported without giving its sources. Japan taxes imported wine at a rate of 15% or 125 yen ($1.16) per litre, whichever is cheaper, according to the Nikkei.

  • World shares buoyed by fresh optimism over US-China trade
    Associated Press

    World shares buoyed by fresh optimism over US-China trade

    World shares were mostly higher on Friday, buoyed by fresh stimulus from the European Central Bank and hopes for progress in China-U.S. trade talks. The new law, which took effect this week, requires Johnson to ask the European Union for an extension of the Oct. 31 deadline for Britain to leave the bloc if no deal is reached by mid-October. Wall Street was poised for gains, with the S&P 500 future contract up 0.2% to 3,020.40.

  • Nikkei climbs to new four-month high on U.S.-China trade hopes, ECB stimulus
    Reuters

    Nikkei climbs to new four-month high on U.S.-China trade hopes, ECB stimulus

    Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a fresh four month-high on Friday, as hints of progress in the U.S.-China trade dispute and stimulus from the European Central Bank helped to counter lingering worries about a global economic slowdown. The benchmark Nikkei average gained 0.9% to 21,947.53 by the midday break, marking its highest since May 7. U.S. President Donald Trump later told reporters he may consider an interim trade deal with Beijing.

  • BOJ seen ramping up stimulus this year, some bet on action next week: Reuters poll
    Reuters

    BOJ seen ramping up stimulus this year, some bet on action next week: Reuters poll

    An increasing number of economists expect the Bank of Japan to ramp up stimulus this year, with well over a third of them polled by Reuters betting the central bank would act next week. Japan is not alone in having to consider more stimulus, with central banks globally facing increasing pressure over the past few months to top up monetary support for their economies as the U.S.-China trade war hurts trade and business sentiment. Sources have told Reuters BOJ policymakers are more open to discussing the possibility of expanding stimulus at their Sept. 18-19 board meeting, and are also discussing ways of deeping negative rates at minimal cost.

  • Global Markets: Stocks, bond yields lifted by U.S.-China trade hopes
    Reuters

    Global Markets: Stocks, bond yields lifted by U.S.-China trade hopes

    A gauge of global stocks rose for an eighth straight day and benchmark government bond yields climbed on Friday after signs of progress in U.S.-China trade talks, as well as a solid U.S. retail sales report, allayed recession worries. Financials were among the best performers, aided by the rise in bond yields. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was potentially open to an interim trade deal with China, although he stressed an "easy" agreement would not be possible.

  • Toyota using Tesla-style Panasonic batteries for China hybrids - sources
    Reuters

    Toyota using Tesla-style Panasonic batteries for China hybrids - sources

    Toyota Motor Corp has started using the same type of battery that Panasonic Corp designed for Tesla Inc in some of its plug-in hybrids sold in China, sources familiar with the matter said. Toyota is using Panasonic's cylindrical batteries in its new Corolla and Levin plug-in hybrid sedans launched in China this year, one of the people said. The batteries are the same size as those that Panasonic makes for Tesla, but the composition is different, said the sources, who declined to be identified as the matter is private.

  • Toyota using Tesla-style Panasonic batteries for China hybrids: sources
    Reuters

    Toyota using Tesla-style Panasonic batteries for China hybrids: sources

    Toyota Motor Corp has started using the same type of battery that Panasonic Corp designed for Tesla Inc in some of its plug-in hybrids sold in China, sources familiar with the matter said. Toyota is using Panasonic's cylindrical batteries in its new Corolla and Levin plug-in hybrid sedans launched in China this year, one of the people said. The batteries are the same size as those that Panasonic makes for Tesla, but the composition is different, said the sources, who declined to be identified as the matter is private.

  • Stock markets edge up ahead of ECB stimulus decision
    Associated Press

    Stock markets edge up ahead of ECB stimulus decision

    World stock markets rose cautiously Thursday as investors awaited the European Central Bank's decision on how much stimulus it will provide the economy. Sentiment also was brightened by hopes that China and the U.S. are moving to ease trade tensions. Analysts say the ECB is likely to cut a key interest rate further below zero on Thursday and could take other steps, including restarting a bond-buying program to pump newly created money into the economy.

  • Financial Times

    Pension fund rejig threatens to send shockwaves through Japan

    The attributes of a good chief investment officer are hard to quantify, but the Tokyo stock market may soon provide a gauge. The question arises from the future of Hiromichi Mizuno, a former private equity and banking executive who has served as the CIO of Japan’s $1.48tn-in-assets government pension investment fund (GPIF) since January 2015. goes a long way beyond the GPIF’s financial performance on his watch.

  • Global stocks rise on signs of easing trade tensions
    Associated Press

    Global stocks rise on signs of easing trade tensions

    Global shares were mostly higher Wednesday amid some signs of easing tensions between the United States and China on trade issues. Investors seemed to be cheered by China's move to exempt American industrial grease and some other imports from tariff hikes in a trade war with Washington, penalties remained on soybeans and other major U.S. exports ahead of negotiations next month. "The U.S.-China tug of war will continue, but there is growing sense that U.S.-China sentiment may be shifting to a state of trade war neutrality," said Stephen Innes, Asia-Pacific market strategist at AxiTrader.

  • Global Markets: Stocks buoyed by trade hopes, bond yields up with ECB on deck
    Reuters

    Global Markets: Stocks buoyed by trade hopes, bond yields up with ECB on deck

    A gauge of global equity markets climbed on Wednesday on signs of gradual progress in the trade war between the United States and China, while bond yields rose as investors remained unconvinced what stimulus measures the European Central Bank will provide at its meeting on Thursday. The market has been sensitive to any developments on the China-U.S. trade war front and this would be consistent with that," said David Joy, chief market strategist at Ameriprise Financial in Boston. The trade hopes also aided in pushing European shares to close at a six-week high, with shares of the London Stock Exchange ending the session up 5.9% after Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing made a surprise $39 billion takeover approach.

  • Stocks buoyed by trade hopes, bond yields up with ECB on deck
    Reuters

    Stocks buoyed by trade hopes, bond yields up with ECB on deck

    A gauge of global equity markets climbed on Wednesday on signs of gradual progress in the trade war between the United States and China, while bond yields rose as investors remained unconvinced what stimulus measures the European Central Bank will provide at its meeting on Thursday. The market has been sensitive to any developments on the China-U.S. trade war front and this would be consistent with that," said David Joy, chief market strategist at Ameriprise Financial in Boston.

  • Exclusive: Waning confidence over global recovery may nudge BOJ closer to easing - sources
    Reuters

    Exclusive: Waning confidence over global recovery may nudge BOJ closer to easing - sources

    As the fallout from the U.S.-China trade war broadens, Bank of Japan policymakers are more open to discussing the possibility of expanding stimulus at their board meeting on Sept 18-19, sources familiar with their thinking say. Increasing signs of a slowdown in global demand have made Japanese central bankers less confident about an early pickup in global growth, but their decision on whether or not to take further action to deal with it will be a close call for a divided board. A dearth of policy options could complicate the debate at the meeting, which will follow the ECB's policy announcement on Sept. 12 and that of the Fed on Sept. 18.

  • Global shares mixed as investors look to rate decisions
    Associated Press

    Global shares mixed as investors look to rate decisions

    Global shares were mixed Tuesday as investors awaited action from global central banks amid concern that U.S-China trade war is hurting economic growth. Asian markets finished mostly higher, European shares were mostly down and Wall Street appeared headed for a lower or flat open. Investors are hoping for a deal on trade between the world's two largest economies and were encouraged last week by news that talks will resume in October.

  • Bond yields up, stocks flat on shifting ECB views
    Reuters

    Bond yields up, stocks flat on shifting ECB views

    Bond yields climbed and a gauge of world stock markets recovered from previous lows to trade flat on Tuesday, as uncertainty grew over the mix of stimulus the European Central Bank will add to boost a slumping economy this week amid fresh signs global growth was slowing. Germany's 30-year benchmark bond yield briefly broke into positive territory for the first time since Aug. 5, while U.S. Treasury yields climbed to three-week highs. The bond moves come as market participants look toward Thursday's ECB meeting, which is widely expected to deliver a cut to interest rates and point to further bond-buying stimulus.

  • Global stocks mostly rise as investors watch central banks
    Associated Press

    Global stocks mostly rise as investors watch central banks

    Global stocks mostly rose Monday as investors digested economic data and hoped for central banks to step in to nudge up growth. U.S. shares were set to drift higher, with Dow futures up 0.2% and S&P 500 futures up 0.2%. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose nearly 0.6% to finish at 21,318.42.

  • Global stocks little changed, pound hits six-week high
    Reuters

    Global stocks little changed, pound hits six-week high

    A gauge of global stocks held near flat on Monday after bouncing between gains and losses as investors questioned whether likely stimulus measures from the world's central banks would be enough to deter slowing growth, while the pound hit a six-week high in choppy trading. Earlier, data showed Japan's economy grew at a slower pace than initially estimated in the second quarter as the U.S.-China trade war prompted a downward revision of business spending, intensifying calls for the central bank to deepen stimulus this month. Investors have begun to question whether central banks even have enough measures at their disposal to support economic growth.

  • Financial Times

    Japan’s ‘epoch-making’ Rugby World Cup: false dawn or breakout moment?

    It is two months before the rugby season begins, but on a recent Sunday morning at a high school sports ground in central Tokyo, close to 120 children, most of them elementary school students, practised passing and tackling drills in the summer heat. Founded in 2013, the Bunkyo Rugby School is one of 25 similar clubs in the Tokyo area. Kanta has often watched matches at Tokyo’s Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground, the home of Japanese rugby, but has never had a chance to see the national team play — until now.

  • Nissan's Saikawa says he wants to 'pass the baton' as soon as possible - Nikkei
    Reuters

    Nissan's Saikawa says he wants to 'pass the baton' as soon as possible - Nikkei

    Nissan Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa said he wanted to "pass the baton" to the next generation as soon as possible, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Monday, as speculation mounted he could announce his resignation from the troubled automaker. Saikawa made the comment to reporters early on Monday, the Nikkei said.