Asian equities are displaying a mixed picture today as investors' focus remains firmly on corporate earnings.
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What is Nikkei 255 Index ?
The Nikkei 225 is the main Japanese stock market index and is a price-weighted stock market index initiated on September 7, 1950, and consists of the top 225 companies listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Some of the companies listed on Asia’s most popular index are Konica Minolta, Panasonic, Softbank Group, Sony, Nissan, Daiwa Securities, and Toyota Motor. Companies in the technology space account for over 40 percent of the index, and valuations are denominated in Japanese yen (JPY).
The composition of the Nikkei is reviewed every year in September, and any changes take place in October. Because of the diversified nature of the index, many financial instruments linked to the Nikkei 225 have been created and traded worldwide while the index has been sufficiently used as the indicator of the movement of Japanese and broader Asian economy.
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Nikkei 225 followed Wall Street higher as Nasdaq hit another record high while the S&P 500 also approaches the all-time highs. Robust manufacturing data from the USA, Europe and China yesterday boosted investor's confidence
Nikkei 225 and Hang Seng spike Asian stocks are in the green today as investors respond to strong manufacturing PMI numbers in the U.S. and around the world. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 Index is up by more than 1.67%, with most of its constituent companies showing an increase. The […]
Traders' continued focus on the simmering tensions between the U.S. and China leads to a mixed start of August across Asia. In China, the Shanghai composite climbed by 1.20% while the Hang Seng index dipped by 0.70%.
Panasonic leads Nikkei dip Traders are reflecting today on upbeat tech earnings coming out of the U.S. as well as fresh economic data in Asia. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 index is down by 2.34% after more than 400 new Corona cases were reported in Tokyo. The index ignored upbeat […]
Nikkei 225 finished lower today after the Federal Reserve kept the interest rates unchanged at 0-0.25% as was expected by markets and extended the swap lines with other major central banks.
Nikkei 225 falls as Tokyo cases rise Asian stocks are mixed today as traders reflect on the mixed corporate earnings and the rising number of coronavirus cases. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 index declined by more than 0.15% as Tokyo reported more than 370 new cases. Suzuki Motors, Nomura, Tosoh, […]
The growing number of COVID-19 cases in multiple countries is again painting a mixed picture for Asian stocks today. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index climbed by about 0.45%, even after its Chief Executive warned for surging numbers of Corona-related infections across the administrative region. Meanwhile, in China, the […]
It is a mixed picture across Asian-Pacific stocks today as traders are focused on rapidly rising Coronavirus cases in the U.S., the upcoming Federal Reserve meeting, which starts today, as well as multiple earnings and U.S. stimulus proposals. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 index fell by 0.30% while in Australia, […]
The Nikkei 225 index is down by about 0.30% as investors respond to reports Nissan is running out of capital. The index is trading at ¥22,657, which is slightly below last week’s high of ¥22,958. Nissan woes deepen Nissan shares are among the worst-performers on the Nikkei 225 today, down […]