MARKET PULSE - ASIA
22 Jan
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Commodities: Base metals find slight bid

Commodities found a slight bid at the start of the week, centred on base metals and agriculture futures.

22 Jan
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Europe midday: Periphery stocks lead gains after debt upgrades

Periphery stocks are pacing gains following sovereign debt upgrades for Greece and Spain, amid news that delegates from Germany's SPD party voted to start formal talks with the CDU/CSU on creating a grand coalition in the country.

22 Jan
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Asia report: Markets mixed as US government remains shut

Markets in Asia were mixed on Monday, with investors keeping one eye on the United States and the ongoing government shutdown there.

21 Jan
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Commodities: IEA forecasts "explosive" growth in non-OPEC oil supplies

Energy futures came under pressure from slight profit-taking on Friday after the International Energy Agency forecast a big supply-side response to crude oil futures hovering near $70 a barrel.

19 Jan
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Asia report: Most markets end week on positive note

Most Asian markets finished in the green on Friday, despite whirling concerns of a government shutdown across the Pacific in the United States.

18 Jan
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Evraz reports higher steel product output

Shares in Evraz jumped after the steelmaker reported that consolidated crude steel output was at 3. 5m tonnes during the final three months of 2017, unchanged from the prior quarter.

18 Jan
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Malaysian investors pour $2.2bn into Battersea Power Station as costs rise

Malaysia's sovereign wealth fund Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) has agreed to buy a stake in London's Battersea Power Station building as costs continued to rise for the project development.

18 Jan
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Concerns for Apple sales as Taiwan Semiconductor cuts forecasts

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) forecast revenue behind market expectations from its current trading quarter, as dwindling smartphone sales in China and a stronger Taiwanese dollar outweighed product demand from cryptocurrency miners.

18 Jan
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Emirates to purchase up to 36 new Airbus A380s

Dubai-based airline Emirates signed a memorandum of understanding to purchase as many as 36 new Airbus SE A380s for a total of $16bn.

18 Jan
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Asia report: Markets mixed after Nikkei hits 26-year high

Markets in Asia finished mixed on Thursday, with the Japanese benchmark hitting a 26-year high early in the session before closing in the red.

18 Jan
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China fourth quarter GDP growth beats forecasts, but some economists sceptical

China's economy grew more quickly than expected in 2017, according to both official and private sector estimates, but some economists believed the official figures belied the extent of the slowdown in the fourth quarter.

17 Jan
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Ferrexpo margins to hit their high-water mark in 2018, Credit Suisse says

Credit Suisse boosted its target price for shares of iron ore miner Ferrexpo by well over a third on the back of the recovery in prices seen over the past year and after the pellet premium surprised to the upside.

16 Jan
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Asia close: Hang Seng tops 2007 highs

Equities in the Asia Pacific region raced ahead on Wednesday, led by gains in Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng index, which topped its pre-crisis highs.

15 Jan
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SoftBank may sell 30% of telecoms arm in £13bn IPO

Japanese company SoftBank is studying floating 30% of its mobile phone business SoftBank Corp. in Tokyo and overseas, possibly in the autumn.

15 Jan
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Asia close: Currency moves in focus across region

Japanese stocks brushed-off strength in the yen on Monday, but their Chinese peers were not quite as lucky.

10 Jan
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Reports say China may slow US Treasury purchases, trade tensions cited

Longer-term US Treasury yields jumped to near their 2017-highs following a report that Beijing might be looking to slow or stop its purchases of American government debt.

10 Jan
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Chinese consumer prices rise less than forecast in December

Chinese consumer prices fell short of forecasts in December alongside a drop in factory gate inflation in the Asian giant to a 13-month low, possibly opening the way up for looser central bank policy.

09 Jan
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Asia close: Japanese, Vietnamese issues outperform

Equities around the Asia Pacific region finished the session little changed for the most part, despite record closes overnight on the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite.

08 Jan
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Asia close: Stocks rise amid heightened risk appetite

Asian stocks were mostly higher at the start of the week, even as traders and analysts continued to ponder aloud about the underpinnings of recent equity market gains.

08 Jan
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China FX reserves rise to highest level in over a year in December

China's foreign exchange reserves hit their highest level since September 2016 last month as interbank liquidity tightened, analysts said.