Market Talk – Thursday, Dec. 10

ASIA:

The major Asian stock markets had a mixed day today:

  • NIKKEI 225 decreased 61.70 points or -0.23% to 26,756.24
  • Shanghai increased 1.31 points or 0.04% to 3,373.28
  • Hang Seng decreased 92.25 points or -0.35% to 26,410.59
  • ASX 200 decreased 45.40 points or -0.67% to 6,683.10
  • Kospi decreased 9.01 points or -0.33% to 2,746.46
  • SENSEX decreased 143.62 points or -0.31% to 45,959.88
  • Nifty50 decreased 50.80 points or -0.38% to 13,478.30

The major Asian currency markets had a green day today:

  • AUDUSD increased 0.00808 or 1.09% to 0.75165
  • NZDUSD increased 0.00589 or 0.84% to 0.70750
  • USDJPY increased 0.1 or 0.10% to 104.39
  • USDCNY increased 0.01344 or 0.21% to 6.54181

Precious Metals:

  • Gold decreased 4.31 USD/t oz. or -0.23% to 1,834.80
  • Silver increased 0.059 USD/t. oz or 0.25% to 23.980

Some economic news from last night:

Japan:

BSI Large Manufacturing Conditions (Q4) increased from 0.1 to 21.6

Foreign Bonds Buying increased from 372.5B to 1,252.7B

Foreign Investments in Japanese Stocks decreased from 457.9B to 42.1B

PPI (MoM) (Nov) increased from -0.2% to 0.0%

PPI (YoY) (Nov) decreased from -2.1% to -2.2%

Australia:

MI Inflation Expectations remain the same at 3.5%

New Zealand:

Electronic Card Retail Sales (YoY) (Nov) decreased from 8.2% to 1.4%

Electronic Card Retail Sales (MoM) (Nov) decreased from 8.8% to 0.1%

Indonesia:

Retail Sales (YoY) (Oct) decreased from -8.7% to -14.9%

EUROPE/EMEA:

The major European stock markets had a mixed day:

  • CAC 40 increased 2.83 points or 0.05% to 5,549.65
  • FTSE 100 increased 35.47 points or 0.54% to 6,599.76
  • DAX 30 decreased 44.53 points or -0.33% to 13,295.73

The major European currency markets had a mixed day today:

  • EURUSD increased 0.00499 or 0.41% to 1.21288
  • GBPUSD decreased 0.00871 or -0.65% to 1.32749
  • USDCHF decreased 0.00231 or -0.26% to 0.88717

Some economic news from Europe today:

UK:

RICS House Price Balance (Nov) decreased from 67% to 66%

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