Thursday, 23 May 2019 09:53 WIB
Japan™s Nikkei dropped on Thursday morning after renewed U.S.-China trade tensions dragged down technology shares, while index-heavyweight SoftBank Group fell more than 5 percent.
The Nikkei share average declined 0.9% to 21,101.14 in midmorning trade.
Tech shares were sold heavily after media reports on Wednesday said the United States was considering sanctions on video surveillance firm...
Wednesday, 22 May 2019 15:50 WIB
Energy and transport costs pushed U.K. inflation back above target last month.
Consumer prices rose 2.1% from a year earlier, ending a three- month spell of inflation below the Bank of England™s 2 percent goal, Office for National Statistics figures published Wednesday show. The figure was slightly below the 2.2% forecast by economists.
The pickup, from 1.9% in March, was driven by the...
Thursday, 23 May 2019 08:31 WIB
The yen advanced against its peers on Thursday as persistent U.S.-China trade fears and Brexit concerns fanned risk aversion, lifting the safe-haven Japanese currency.
The yen was 0.1% firmer at 110.240 to the dollar, having pulled back from a two-week low of 110.675 plumbed on Tuesday.
The Japanese currency also rose modestly against the euro, pound and Australian dollar, adding to overnight...