^N225 - Nikkei 225

Osaka - Osaka Delayed Price. Currency in JPY
20,418.81
+13.11 (+0.06%)
At close: 3:15PM JST
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Previous close20,405.70
Open20,323.97
Volume0
Day's range20,300.35 - 20,465.71
52-week range18,948.58 - 24,448.07
Avg. volume61,317
  • Global stocks recover some ground at end of turbulent week
    Associated Press

    Global stocks recover some ground at end of turbulent week

    Global stock markets looked set to end a turbulent week on a positive note although worries about the U.S. economy and the trade conflict between the U.S. and China still have the potential to derail Friday's recovery. Add in worries over the trade conflict between Washington and Beijing, Brexit, weak economic performance in Germany and political unrest in Hong Kong and stock markets have endured one of their worst weeks this year. "Exhausted traders the world over head into the weekend in a more buoyant mood," said Craig Erlam, senior market analyst at OANDA.

  • Reuters

    SoftBank's Fortress emerges as white knight for hotel chain Unizo with $1.3 billion bid

    Japanese hotel chain Unizo Holdings said it received a friendly buyout offer worth up to $1.3 billion from a SoftBank Group investment firm, a deal that will help it fend off a rare hostile takeover bid from travel agency H.I.S. Co. U.S.-based Fortress Investment Group will launch a tender offer from next week for all of Unizo's shares at 4,000 yen apiece ($37.68), the companies said in separate statements, trumping the 3,100 yen that H.I.S. has offered. Unizo has publicly opposed the H.I.S. bid, saying it lacked synergy and undervalued the hotel chain.

  • Global Markets: Dollar firms, stocks soar on ECB rate cut expectations
    Reuters

    Global Markets: Dollar firms, stocks soar on ECB rate cut expectations

    U.S. and European stocks surged on Friday on expectations the European Central Bank will cut interest rates but the dollar pared gains against the euro after a report said the German government was prepared to take on new debt to lift the economy. The dollar hit a two-week high against the euro as expectations of ECB stimulus weighed on the single currency and bullish data showing a jump in U.S. homebuilding permits to a seven-month high also helped lift the greenback. Borrowing costs had plumbed new lows throughout the week as investors unnerved by the prospect of European recession piled into safer assets.

  • Dollar firms, stocks soar on ECB rate cut expectations
    Reuters

    Dollar firms, stocks soar on ECB rate cut expectations

    U.S. and European stocks surged on Friday on expectations the European Central Bank will cut interest rates but the dollar pared gains against the euro after a report said the German government was prepared to take on new debt to lift the economy. The dollar hit a two-week high against the euro as expectations of ECB stimulus weighed on the single currency and bullish data showing a jump in U.S. homebuilding permits to a seven-month high also helped lift the greenback. Borrowing costs had plumbed new lows throughout the week as investors unnerved by the prospect of European recession piled into safer assets.

  • US recession fears stalk markets as stocks fall again
    Associated Press

    US recession fears stalk markets as stocks fall again

    Global stock markets fell sharply again Thursday after Wall Street endured its worst day of the year as recession fears in the U.S. and around the world escalated. Investors across financial assets have been gripped by developments in the U.S. bond market. On Wednesday they focused on the fact the yield, or interest rate, on the benchmark 10-year Treasury bond briefly dropped below the two-year Treasury's yield for the first time since 2007.

  • Global Markets: Stocks waver, dollar recovers on renewed growth worries
    Reuters

    Global Markets: Stocks waver, dollar recovers on renewed growth worries

    The dollar recovered from early weakness but a gauge of world equity performance edged lower on Thursday as concerns about global growth offset investor optimism over a surge in U.S. retail sales last month and strong Walmart earnings. Gold prices, which have climbed almost 20% since late May on uncertainty driven by the U.S.-Sino trade spat and global growth concerns, rose after China threatened to retaliate against the latest U.S. tariffs, renewing investor unease about the row. The yield on 30-year U.S. government debt fell to a record low below 2% and benchmark 10-year Treasury notes dropped to a three-year trough, beaten down by the U.S.-Chinese trade tensions and economic growth concerns.

  • German recession fears weigh on stocks after relief rally
    Associated Press

    German recession fears weigh on stocks after relief rally

    Fears that Germany could slip into a recession weighed hard on European stock markets Wednesday, a day after a modest relief rally prompted by the U.S. decision to delay some tariffs on Chinese imports. The key downward driver in markets on Wednesday was news that Germany, Europe's biggest economy, contracted 0.1% in the second quarter of the year from the previous three-month period as global trade conflicts combined with troubles in the auto industry. "The relief rally inspired by the Trump administration delaying tariffs on some Chinese imports was short lived - blink and you missed it," said Fiona Cincotta, senior market analyst at City Index.

  • Global stocks sink on trade war jitters, economic data
    Associated Press

    Global stocks sink on trade war jitters, economic data

    Global stock markets were retreating again Tuesday amid anxiety the U.S.-Chinese trade war will hurt already slowing global economic growth. Market benchmarks in London and Frankfurt fell, while Shanghai and Tokyo closed down. Hong Kong's main index lost 2.1% as pro-democracy protesters crowded into the territory's airport for a second day.

  • Financial Times

    Indonesia and India seek Olympic glory with rival bids

    Indonesian officials can almost see it now: in 2032, the world’s best athletes will converge on the archipelago for the first Olympics in south-east Asia, giving the country the ideal opportunity to showcase itself as an economic powerhouse. After successfully hosting the 2018 Asian Games, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo revealed Indonesia’s intention to stage the biggest international sporting event. The most formidable rival might be India, which has expressed its determination to bid and could make a strong case.

  • Global shares mostly turn lower again amid trade tensions
    Associated Press

    Global shares mostly turn lower again amid trade tensions

    European shares slid and U.S. markets looked to open lower on Friday as worries persist about the economic impact of the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. The absence of any new escalation in the trade dispute helped power a rally on Wall Street on Thursday that carried to Asia overnight. France's CAC 40 slipped 0.9% to 5,337 in midday trading, while Britain's FTSE 100 dipped 0.1% to 7,280 after government figures showed that the British economy shrank in the second quarter for the first time since 2012.

  • Gold gains as trade concerns weigh on global markets
    Reuters

    Gold gains as trade concerns weigh on global markets

    Signs of further escalation of the U.S.-China trade war and weak UK economic data weighed on global markets on Friday, capping a volatile week that has pushed gold to its highest level in six years. Safe havens like the Japanese yen gained after a report that Washington was delaying a decision about allowing some trade between U.S. companies and China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd again spooked Asian markets. "Until recently, the markets' view was that this trade war will be resolved, but clearly now the thinking is that maybe this is not the case and it could be accelerating from here," he said.

  • China trade data calms volatile global markets
    Reuters

    China trade data calms volatile global markets

    Stronger-than-expected Chinese export data helped push global stock markets higher on Thursday following a volatile week that had investors scrambling for safety on fears of a worldwide economic pullback. Investors were encouraged by data showing Chinese exports rose 3.3% in July from a year earlier, beating an expected decline of 2%. Chinese imports fell less than forecast, despite the U.S.-China trade war.

  • Financial Times

    After ‘Crazy Rich’ smash, Hollywood embraces Asian faces

    While the Hollywood blockbuster Avengers: Endgame seems set to dominate America’s box offices this year, a low-budget Asian American film, The Farewell, dethroned it in per-theatre revenue over its opening weekend. Released on July 12 in four theatres in New York and Los Angeles, The Farewell, starring Awkwafina, who rose to fame in Crazy Rich Asians, sold an average of $88,916 worth of tickets in each venue, with total box office revenues of $2m, according to the cinema database Box Office Mojo. The film rides a wave of Asian American content that has surged since last year.

  • Global stocks rebound as China eases up on currency
    Associated Press

    Global stocks rebound as China eases up on currency

    Stock markets turned higher on Tuesday as China stabilized its currency after allowing it to depreciate against the dollar in response to President Donald Trump's decision to put more tariffs on Chinese goods. The more buoyant tone follows a big sell-off Monday, when stocks were hammered after the Chinese government allowed its currency to depreciate against the dollar and was accused by the U.S. Treasury Department of being a currency manipulator. The fall in the yuan below the politically sensitive level of 7 to the dollar followed Trump's threat of tariff hikes on an additional $300 billion of Chinese imports and led to Monday's rout.

  • Stocks slump as China currency move escalates trade fears
    Associated Press

    Stocks slump as China currency move escalates trade fears

    Global shares fell sharply Monday after China let its currency to sink to an 11-year low against the dollar, fueling concern that Beijing is using the yuan as a weapon in an escalating tariff war with U.S. President Donald Trump. Market benchmarks in London and Paris fell more than 2% in early trading while Tokyo closed down 1.7% and Hong Kong declined almost 3%. China's central bank allowed the yuan's exchange rate to sink below the politically sensitive level of seven per dollar.

  • Asian stock tumble after China lets yuan sink
    Associated Press

    Asian stock tumble after China lets yuan sink

    Asian stock markets fell for a third day Monday after China allowed its yuan to sink to its lowest level this year following President Donald Trump's latest tariff threat. The main indexes in Tokyo and Hong Kong both fell 2.4% while Shanghai, South Korea and Australia also retreated. China's central bank allowed the yuan to sink below an exchange rate of seven to the dollar.

  • Japan, U.S. target broad bilateral trade deal by September: Nikkei
    Reuters

    Japan, U.S. target broad bilateral trade deal by September: Nikkei

    Japan and the United States have agreed to target a broad deal on bilateral trade by September, seeking to bridge differences of opinion over tariffs on beef and the automobile sector, the Nikkei business daily reported on Sunday. As part of a drive to rectify what he claims are unfair global trade imbalances, U.S. President Donald Trump has been urging Tokyo to accelerate trade talks that would open up Japan's politically sensitive agriculture sector, as well as curbing Japan's U.S.-bound auto exports. The agreement to target a deal by September was reached during a meeting between Japanese Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in Washington D.C., the Nikkei said, citing unidentified negotiating sources.