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Tokyo stocks open higher on hopes of G20 trade breakthrough

WT24 Desk TOKYO – Tokyo stocks opened higher on Wednesday, extending rallies on Wall Street following upbeat comments from the US and China on trade ahead of the G20 Summit, AFP reports. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 1.19 percent or 249.40 points to21,222.11 in early trade, while the broader Topix index was up 1.07 percentor 16.30 points at 1,544.97.

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Hong Kong stocks surge on renewed trade hopes

WT24 Desk HONG KONG – Hong Kong shares surged more than two percent at the open Wednesday after Donald Trump said he had held “very good” talks with Xi Jinping on trade and the two sides would restart negotiations ahead a meeting next week, AFP reports. The Hang Seng Index rallied 2.64 percent, or 726.10 points, to 28,224.87. The benchmark ...

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Asian markets mixed ahead of central banks’ rate decisions

WT24 Desk Singapore— Asian stocks were mixed on Tuesday as caution set in ahead of interest rate decisions by the U.S. Federal Reserve and other central banks, AP reports. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 eased 0.7% to 20,972.71 while South Korea’s Kospi rose 0.4% to 2,098.71. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng picked up 0.9% to 27,481.62. The Shanghai Composite index was 0.1% ...

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Hong Kong rallies after extradition law U-turn as Asian markets bounce

WT24 Desk HONG KONG – Hong Kong stocks rallied Monday, leading most Asian markets higher after last week’s losses, with investors cheering a decision by the city to suspend plans to push through a controversial extradition law, AFP reports. Investors are also moving cautiously ahead of two huge market-movingevents: the Federal Reserve policy meeting this week with its plans forinterest ...

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US-India trade tension hangs over Indian capital markets

On Friday, Sensex slid and closed nearly 290 points lower after reports that the Indian government had decided to impose retaliatory tariffs. The fresh tension now adds to the slowdown concerns in the Indian markets. WT24 Desk Indian equity markets could come under pressure over the fresh tension between the US and India over trade as India retaliated with tariffs ...

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Ignore Gloomy Stock Market Warnings – Investor Actions Show Equities As Desirable

WT24 Desk The danger warnings of owning stocks are building, in both number and seriousness, according to Forbes. However, the rationale is a tiresome repetition of well-known issues and, worse, scare tactics. Right now, both are operating in full force. Here are three examples… MarketWatch: “Why the next bear market could shave 35% off the Dow” (Mark Hulbert – June ...

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Asian shares mixed over concerns about oil tankers, trade

WT24 Desk Tokyo — Asian shares were mixed Friday as investors weighed a variety of factors, including suspected attacks on two oil tankers in the strategic Strait of Hormuz and lingering worries about trade conflict between the U.S. and China, AP reports. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 edged up 0.2% to 21,076.11 in morning trading. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 recouped earlier losses ...

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Sensex falls over 100 points; Yes Bank tanks 9%

The 30-share index was trading 130.35 points, or 0.33 per cent, lower at 39,626.46 at 0940 hours. Similarly, the broader NSE Nifty was quoting 35.90 points, or 0.30 per cent, down at 11,870.30. WT24 Desk Domestic equity benchmark BSE Sensex fell over 100 points in early trade Thursday amid heavy foreign fund outflow and negative global cues, PTI reports. The ...

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Chittagong Stock Exchange Ltd. Sector-wise Index

WT24 Desk Serial No.Sector NameTodays Index(12 Jun 2019)Previous days Index(11 Jun 2019)Change in Point(+/-)Change in Percent(%)1LIFE INSURANCE105252.8104105258.5279-5.7175-0.00542GENERAL INSURANCE8904.27588664.0877240.18812.77223TEXTILE N CLOTHING2032.01432043.7283-11.7140-0.57324PHARMA N CHEMICAL33726.048833734.3634-8.3146-0.02465FOODS N ALLIED17058.807116898.6565160.15060.94776CEMENT4480.14604522.1088-41.9628-0.92797ENG N ELECTRICAL6228.09656226.92411.17240.01888LEATHR N FOOTWEAR6684.25696698.2146-13.9577-0.20849SERVICES N PROPERTY1775.23051783.3385-8.1080-0.454710PAPERS N PRINTING861.7503872.3020-10.5517-1.209611ENERGY10974.637811047.6763-73.0385-0.661112MUTUAL FUNDS5342.28775340.08222.20550.041313BANK52747.037652860.8349-113.7973-0.215314CERAMIC716.0084720.1275-4.1191-0.572015ICT10403.410210490.6836-87.2734-0.831916LEASING N FINANCE21870.965121882.4745-11.5094-0.052617TELECOMMUNICATION2154.28932170.3733-16.0840-0.741118MISCELLANEOUS11142.390311237.3665-94.9762-0.8452Note: For all the sectors’ indices the Base Dates are set as 30 December 1999 and Base Indices as 1000.  Date: 12 Jun 2019

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