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Investor Focus: Asia-Pacific Markets Navigate Inflation Concerns

Asia-Pacific Markets Inflation Concerns

Investors are focusing on Asia-Pacific markets amid inflation concerns. Stay updated with market trends and data.

Global Markets Overview

In today’s trading session, Asian markets exhibited a mixed trend as investors closely monitored inflation data across the region. The Nikkei in Japan slipped by 1.10%, the Shanghai Composite in China fell by 0.71%, and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong saw a slight decline of 0.15%. However, Australia’s ASX bucked the trend, climbing 0.53%.

Commodity prices also witnessed modest fluctuations, with gold rising to $2172.5 (0.46%), silver at $24.87 (0.13%), Brent crude oil at $85.23 (0.52%), and WTI crude oil at $81.05 (0.64%). Meanwhile, key government bond yields stood at 4.21% for the US 10-year, 3.9664% for the UK 10-year, and 2.322% for the Germany 10-year.

News & Data Impacting Markets

Canada’s core retail sales for the month showed a 0.5% increase, surpassing the expected -0.4%, while retail sales slightly missed expectations, coming in at -0.3% against the anticipated -0.4%.

Investor Focus: Asia-Pacific Markets Navigate Inflation Concerns

Market Update

The Asia-Pacific region experienced a mixed performance on Monday, primarily influenced by heightened scrutiny of inflation data. Singapore and Malaysia reported inflation figures that exceeded forecasts, intensifying market attention. Investors eagerly await Australia’s February consumer price index release on Wednesday and Tokyo’s inflation data on Friday, which often foreshadows broader trends in Japan.

Precisely, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index edged down by 0.14%, while China’s CSI 300 index remained relatively stable. Japan’s Nikkei 225 retreated by 1.16%, retracting from its recent peak, and the broader Topix index also declined by 1.26%. South Korea’s Kospi index experienced a 0.4% drop, while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 index climbed by 0.53%, rebounding from previous losses.

In the United States on Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined by over 300 points, or 0.77%, after two consecutive record-setting sessions. The S&P 500 also decreased by 0.14%. However, the Nasdaq Composite continued its upward momentum, adding 0.16% to reach another record high.

Upcoming Events

At 2:00 PM GMT, investors will closely watch the release of US new home sales data, which could provide further insights into the state of the housing market and consumer sentiment.

As markets remain cautious amidst inflationary concerns, investors will likely continue monitoring economic data releases and central bank policies for further guidance on future market directions.

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