Market Talk – Wednesday, Dec. 2

ASIA:

The major Asian stock markets had a mixed day today:

  • NIKKEI 225 increased 13.44 points or 0.05% to 26,800.98
  • Shanghai decreased 2.56 points or -0.07% to 3,449.38
  • Hang Seng decreased 35.10 points or -0.13% to 26,532.58
  • ASX 200 increased 1.70 points or 0.03% to 6,590.20
  • Kospi increased 41.65 points or 1.58% to 2,675.90
  • SENSEX decreased 37.40 points or -0.08% to 44,618.04
  • Nifty50 increased 4.70 points or 0.04% to 13,113.75

The major Asian currency markets had a mixed day today:

  • AUDUSD increased 0.00159 or 0.22% to 0.73937
  • NZDUSD decreased 0.00115 or -0.16% to 0.70571
  • USDJPY increased 0.25 or 0.24% to 104.52
  • USDCNY decreased 0.00365 or -0.06% to 6.54501

Precious Metals:

  • Gold increased 11.88 USD/t oz. or 0.65% to 1,826.75
  • Silver decreased 0.06 USD/t. oz or -0.25% to 23.942

Some economic news from last night:

Japan:

Monetary Base (YoY) increased from 16.3% to 16.5%

South Korea:

CPI (MoM) (Nov) increased from -0.6% to -0.1%

CPI (YoY) (Nov) increased from 0.1% to 0.6%

Australia:

GDP (QoQ) (Q3) increased from -7.0% to 3.3%

GDP (YoY) (Q3) increased from -6.4% to -3.8%

GDP Capital Expenditure (Q3) increased from -4.9% to -0.1%

GDP Chain Price Index (Q3) increased from -0.2% to -0.1%

GDP Final Consumption (Q3) increased from -8.1% to 5.9%

New Zealand:

Terms of Trade – Exports Prices (Q3) decreased from 2.4% to -8.3%

Terms of Trade – Exports Volume (QoQ) (Q3) increased from -7.0% to 5.6%

Terms of Trade – Imports Prices (Q3) decreased from -0.1% to -3.7%

Terms of Trade Index (QoQ) (Q3) decreased from 2.5% to -4.7%

Some economic news from today:

India:

M3 Money Supply increased from 12.0% to 12.5%

Japan:

Household Confidence (Nov) increased from 33.6 to 33.7

EUROPE/EMEA:

The major Europe stock markets had a mixed day:

  • CAC 40 increased 1.37 points or 0.03% to 5,583.01
  • FTSE 100 increased 78.66 points or 1.23% to 6,463.39
  • DAX 30 decreased 69.06 points or -0.52% to 13,313.24
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