MARKETS ASIA / Tokyo under pressure – Shanghai with recovery | 03/22/21

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TOKYO / SHANGHAI (Dow Jones) – The East Asian stock exchanges showed a mixed trend at the beginning of the week. The Nikkei-225 showed another strong minus, for which it went down by 2.1 percent to 29,174 points. The decision of the Bank of Japan (BoJ) to expand its target yield range also weighed on investors as a possible entry into a Rate hike is counted. Against this background, the auto and technology stocks in particular showed taxes.

In the individual values ​​in Tokyo, Subaru fell by 2.6 percent and the shares of the sensor manufacturer Keyence fell by 5.3 percent. After the fire in a factory, which caused production to be interrupted in the meantime, papers from Renesas Electronics fell by 4.9 percent.

The shares of Takeda Pharmaceuticals gained 0.8 percent. The pharmaceutical company has entered into a development cooperation with the German biotech company Evotec.

Shanghai recovering from recent losses

In contrast, the Chinese stock exchanges rose, the Shanghai composite rose 1.1 percent after it was under heavy pressure on Friday. However, participants spoke of an overall cautious trade. “In addition to rising yields, there are other factors in focus, such as ongoing concerns about relations between the US and China after last week’s talks,” said IG. These had indicated a continued difficult relationship between the two countries.

Shares in the renewable energies sector were particularly sought after in Shanghai. One participant said that the government recently indicated that the sector should be promoted more strongly.

In contrast, the Hang Seng Index in Hong Kong gave up slight gains in the meantime and was 0.2 percent in the red in late trading. The Kospi in Seoul lost 0.1 percent. Here, stocks from the pharmaceutical and chemical sectors in particular were under selling pressure. Good economic data, on the other hand, hardly provided any support. Exports rose by 12.5 percent in the first twenty days of March, which was mainly due to increased volumes of memory chips and cars.

In Australia, the S & P / ASX 200 rose 0.6 percent. The index rose again for the first time after the last three trading days with sales. Bank stocks were sought, while the insurance sector showed itself to be levying due to the threat of damage from the flooding in Australia. Commodity stocks were also under pressure. Here it went down between 0.9 and 4.3 percent for BHP, Rio Tinto and Fortescue.

Crown Resorts shares shot up 21 percent. Blackstone has made a takeover bid for the casino operator valued at $ 6 billion. The surcharge on the closing price on Friday is 20 percent.

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Index (stock exchange) last +/-%% YTD end

S&P/ASX 200 (Sydney) 6.752,50 +0,66% +2,51% 06:00

Nikkei-225 (Tokio) 29.174,15 -2,07% + 8,56% 07:00

Kospi (Seoul) 3.035,46 -0,13% +5,64% 07:00

Shanghai Comp. 3,443.44 + 1.14% -0.85% 08:00

Hang-Seng (Hongk.) 28.932.86 -0.20% + 6.29% 09:00

Taiex (Taiwan) 16.189,22 +0,74% +9,89% 06:30

Straits-Times (Sing.) 3.130,00 -0,14% +10,22% 10:00

KLCI (Malaysia) 1,622.93 -0.20% -0.06% 10:00

BSE (Mumbai) 49.529,69 -0,66% + 3,47% 11:00

Forex last +/-% 00:00 Thu, 8:54% YTD

EUR/USD 1,1888 +0,0% 1,1885 1,1946 -2,7%

EUR/JPY 129,16 -0,2% 129,41 130,49 +2,4%

EUR/GBP 0,8580 -0,1% 0,8588 0,8561 -3,9%

GBP/USD 1,3854 +0,1% 1,3839 1,3956 +1,3%

USD/JPY 108,66 -0,2% 108,88 109,25 +5,3%

USD/KRW 1128,14 -0,1% 1129,48 1126,40 +3,9%

USD/CNY 6,5081 -0,0% 6,5090 6,5032 -0,3%

USD / CNH 6.5080 -0.1% 6,5134 6.5016 + 0.1%

USD/HKD 7,7654 -0,0% 7,7656 7,7653 +0,2%

AUD/USD 0,7722 +0,0% 0,7722 0,7801 +0,3%

NZD / USD 0.7156 + 0.1% 0.7152 0.7228 -0.4%

Bitcoin

BTC / USD 57,694.03 + 0.0% 57,682.50 58,352.50 + 98.6%

ROHÖL last VT-Settl. +/-% +/- USD% YTD

WTI/Nymex 60,39 61,42 -1,7% -1,03 +24,0%

Brent/ICE 63,81 64,53 -1,1% -0,72 +23,4%

METALS last previous day +/-% +/- USD% YTD

Gold (Spot) 1.730,26 1.738,17 -0,5% -7,91 -8,8%

Silver (spot) 25.53 25.85 -1.3% -0.33 -3.3%

Platinum (Spot) 1.178.50 1.201.50 -1.9% -23.00 + 10.1%

Kupfer-Future 4,10 4,12 -0,4% -0,02 +16,4%

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(END) Dow Jones Newswires

March 22, 2021 03:49 ET (07:49 GMT)





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