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Global Market Overview- Asian Stock Markets!

Global Market Overview- Asian Stock Markets. The Nikkei saw a decline of 0.43%, the Shanghai Composite decreased by 1.00%, the Hang Seng experienced a 1.85% drop, and the ASX managed a modest 0.03% increase.

  • Commodities: Gold exhibited a rise to $1922.50 (+0.39%), Silver followed suit at $22.82 (+0.56%), Brent Oil saw a slight uptick at $84.19 (+0.14%), and WTI Oil also increased to $80.62 (+0.27%).
  • Rates: Notable 10-year yields included the US at 4.228, the UK at 4.703, and Germany at 2.6115.

Global Market Overview- Asian Stock Markets- News & Data

Unemployment Claims (USD) totaled 239K, differing slightly from the expected -240K.

CB Leading Index m/m (USD) showed a -0.4% change, matching the anticipated figure.

Natural Gas Storage (USD) was 35B, in line with the expected value.

Market Update

Asia-Pacific markets encountered declines on the recent trading day. Factors included Japan’s July inflation data and challenges in China’s real estate sector. In Japan, the core inflation rate experienced a decline of 3.1%, while headline inflation remained steady at 3.3%.

Meanwhile, China’s Evergrande, a prominent real estate entity facing challenges, initiated bankruptcy protection proceedings in a U.S. court under Chapter 15 of the bankruptcy code. The objective is to safeguard the interests of foreign firms undergoing restructuring.

The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong witnessed a significant drop of 1.85%, while China’s CSI 300 index saw a more modest decrease of 0.83%. The Nikkei 225 in Japan exhibited a decline of 0.43%, concluding a series of losses. The S&P/ASX 200 in Australia managed a marginal increase, whereas South Korea’s Kospi experienced a decline of 0.61%, marking the sixth consecutive day of losses.

United States Major Indexes

In the United States, the three major indexes all underwent declines on the preceding trading day. This movement came as investors grappled with the expressed concerns about inflation and potential interest rate hikes in the Federal Reserve’s meeting minutes. Specifically, the Dow Jones Industrial Average saw a decline of 0.84%, resulting in a close below its 50-day moving average for the first time since June 1. The S&P 500 also experienced a decline of 0.77%, while the Nasdaq Composite faced a larger decrease of 1.17%.

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