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Market Highlights: Asian Stocks Markets, Commodity Moves, etc.

In the Asian stocks markets, the Nikkei increased by 1.05%, the Shanghai Composite rose by 0.90%, the Hang Seng gained 1.28%, and the ASX showed a slight uptick of 0.09%. Gold prices experienced a 0.27% increase, reaching $1928.20, while silver prices rose by 0.21% to $23.39. On the other hand, Brent Oil saw a minor decrease of 0.09%, landing at $84.39, and WTI Oil faced a slight dip of 0.07%, reaching $80.06.

Interest Rates

  • The US 10-year yield stood at 4.347, the UK 10-year yield at 4.777, and the German 10-year yield at 2.699.

Latest News and Data

  • German Producer Price Index (PPI) month-on-month (m/m) came in at -1.1%, falling short of the expected -0.1%.
  • Canadian New Housing Price Index (NHPI) month-on-month (m/m) showed a decrease of -0.1%, contrary to the expected 0.0%.

Asian Stocks Markets – Market Insights

Across the Asia-Pacific region, markets displayed overall gains despite the notable rise in the yield of US 10-year Treasury bonds. This yield surge, reaching levels not seen in over a decade, is significant due to its usual association with lower stock prices.

Japan’s Nikkei 225 recorded a 1.05% increase, and the Topix index saw a 0.73% advancement. An interesting development came from SoftBank Group’s chip unit Arm, which submitted paperwork for a Nasdaq listing, anticipated as the year’s largest. South Korea’s Kospi index rose by 0.53%, while the Kosdaq index gained 0.42%. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 maintained a position just above neutral. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rebounded after a seven-day decline, achieving a gain of 1.28%. On the Chinese mainland, the CSI 300 edged up by 0.1%.

In the United States on the previous Monday, major indices exhibited mixed performance. The Nasdaq Composite focused on technology, ended a four-day losing streak with a 1.6% surge. The S&P 500 experienced a gain of 0.69%, whereas the Dow Jones Industrial Average slightly dipped by 0.11%.

Commodity Market Highlights

Gold saw a minor increase to $1928.20, reflecting a gain of 0.27%. Likewise, silver rose to $23.39, with its price increasing by 0.21%. However, the oil sector faced marginal declines; Brent Oil decreased to $84.39, marking a 0.09% drop, and WTI Oil reached $80.06, showing a 0.07% decrease.

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