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Asian stocks closed higher with both Japan and China having their best weekly gains since mid-2016 behind improving trade sentiment, a stabilizing yuan and Beijing intimating reflationary policies

Sep 21, 2018

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*Data in Price Return and Updated Real-Time (with a delay), Source: StockDio

Japanese Market

  • Japanese stocks closed overnight with their best trading week since July 2016 
  • The Nikkei 225 finished up 0.82% and the Topix closed up 0.92%
  • Investor sentiment for Japanese stocks finished positive with the advance/decline ratio for the Nikkei 225 closing at 4.49x
  • 94 stocks in the Nikkei 225 hit 4-week highs while 0 stocks reached 4-week lows
  • 54 stocks in the Nikkei 225 closed overbought while 2 stocks closed oversold according to the 16-day RSI Measure
  • JPY¥ is currently up 0.204% against the USD$ to 112.72
  • Japan 2-Year Government Bonds are higher with yields down -0.3 basis points to -0.105%
  • Japan 10-Year Government Bonds are lower with yields up 1 basis points to 0.133%
  • JGBs 2s-10s Spread has widened 1.3 basis points to 0.24%

Chinese Market

  • Chinese stocks posted their best weekly gain since 2016 as a stabilizing yuan and the PBoC hints of lower reserve requirements reinforced the declining fears over US-China trade conflict 
  • Hong Stocks finished in the black with the Hang Seng posting a +2.45%gain for the week 
  • According to state documents, the Chinese government is ordering policies and resources be directed towards the tourism and sports industries to help boost domestic consumption
  • The Hang Seng closed up 1.73%, Hang Seng China Enterprise advanced 2.17%, and the CSI 300 rose 3.03%
  • Investor sentiment for Hong Kong stocks finished positive with the advance/decline ratio for the Hang Seng closing at 3.55x
  • 8 stocks in the Hang Seng hit 4-week highs while 0 stocks reached 4-week lows
  • 0 stocks in the Hang Seng closed overbought while 1 stocks closed oversold according to the 16-day RSI Measure
  • HKD$ is currently down 0.402% against the USD$ to 7.8111
  • CNY¥ is currently little changed against the USD$ at 6.8449
  • China RMB 2-Year Government Bonds are higher with yields down -1.3 basis points to 3.206%
  • China RMB 10-Year Government Bonds are lower with yields up 0.1 basis points to 3.699%
  • China Government RMB 2s-10s Spread has widened 1.4 basis points to 0.49%

Australian Market

  • Aussie stocks closed their trading session positive as the relief rally in Asia carried over to Down Under with mining stocks leading the ASX 200 for the second straight day
  • ASX 200 finished up 0.41%
  • Investor sentiment for Aussie stocks finished positive with the advance/decline ratio for the ASX 200 closing at 1.5x
  • 13 stocks in the ASX 200 hit 4-week highs while 44 stocks reached 4-week lows
  • 9 stocks in the ASX 200 closed overbought while 7 stocks closed oversold according to the 16-day RSI Measure
  • AUD$ is currently little changed against the USD$ at 0.7284
  • Aussie 2-Year Government Bonds are higher with yields down -2.7 basis points to 2.093%
  • Australia 10-Year Government Bonds are higher with yields down -1.4 basis points to 2.701%
  • Aussie Government 2s-10s Spread has widened 2.81 basis points to 0.61%

Indian Market

  • Indian stocks finished in the red, following the observance of the Moharrum holiday, with banking stocks leading the drop in the Sensex 
  • The decision by the Indian banking regulator to refuse to extend the tenure of the CEO of Yes Bank (YES IN) caused a 29.60% drop in the lender as well as the banking sector in general
  • The Sensex finished down 0.75% and the Nifty 50 closed lower by 0.81%
  • Investor sentiment for Indian stocks finished negative with the advance/decline ratio for the Sensex closing at 0.82x
  • 2 stocks in the Sensex hit 4-week highs while 10 stocks reached 4-week lows
  • 1 stocks in the Sensex closed overbought while 2 stocks closed oversold according to the 16-day RSI Measure
  • INR₹ is currently down 0.411% against the USD$ to 72.0813
  • India 2-Year Government Bonds are higher with yields down -4 basis points to 7.91%
  • India 10-Year Government Bonds are higher with yields down -0.5 basis points to 8.067%
  • India Government 2s-10s Spread has widened 4.411 basis points to 0.16%

Nikkei 225 Movers

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Outperformers Sector Price 1D % Chg Volume
JXTG Holdings Inc Energy 900.9 8.14%    26,733,400.00
Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co Ltd Materials 3315 5.91%      1,916,500.00
Showa Denko KK Materials 5920 5.53%      4,033,400.00
Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd Industrials 3315 4.74%      1,912,600.00
Furukawa Electric Co Ltd Industrials 3940 4.65%          969,800.00
 
Underformers Sector Price 1D % Chg Volume
TOTO Ltd Industrials 4655 -3.72%      2,108,700.00
Kao Corp Consumer Staples 8645 -3.64%      3,461,000.00
Eisai Co Ltd Health Care 10270 -3.11%      1,852,700.00
Astellas Pharma Inc Health Care 1958 -2.64%    13,561,800.00
Alps Electric Co Ltd Information Technology 2930 -2.50%      7,657,800.00

Hang Seng Movers

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Outperformers Sector Price 1D % Chg Volume
Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd Consumer Discretionary 16.6 10.98%    146,228,204.00
China Shenhua Energy Co Ltd Energy 18.5 6.69%      41,231,597.00
New World Development Co Ltd Real Estate 11 5.79%      48,905,830.00
WH Group Ltd Consumer Staples 5.68 5.77%      88,916,469.00
China Mengniu Dairy Co Ltd Consumer Staples 25.9 5.51%      25,754,562.00
 
Underformers Sector Price 1D % Chg Volume
CNOOC Ltd Energy 14.1 -3.68%    119,781,776.00
Sunny Optical Technology Group Co Ltd Information Technology 92.7 -2.98%      18,340,644.00
CLP Holdings Ltd Utilities 92.4 -2.28%         7,709,365.00
Link REIT Real Estate 74.1 -2.05%      12,040,645.00
China Petroleum & Chemical Corp Energy 7.65 -1.54%    141,177,403.00

ASX 200 Movers

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Outperformers Sector Price 1D % Chg Volume
Orocobre Ltd Materials 4.11 7.03%      2,433,671.00
Saracen Mineral Holdings Ltd Materials 1.98 5.32%    13,997,096.00
Greencross Ltd Consumer Discretionary 3.79 5.28%      4,990,981.00
Xero Ltd Information Technology 50 5.02%      1,207,995.00
Afterpay Touch Group Ltd Information Technology 15.82 4.77%      4,234,095.00
 
Underformers Sector Price 1D % Chg Volume
Pendal Group Ltd Financials 8.69 -5.23%      5,336,207.00
Premier Investments Ltd Consumer Discretionary 18.2 -4.21%      1,069,716.00
Spark Infrastructure Group Utilities 2.21 -3.07%    15,505,329.00
Aurizon Holdings Ltd Industrials 4.11 -3.07%    18,052,020.00
Northern Star Resources Ltd Materials 8.72 -2.90%    10,716,060.00

Sensex Movers

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Outperformers Sector Price 1D % Chg Volume
Oil & Natural Gas Corp Ltd Energy 180.1 1.95%        845,921.00
Wipro Ltd Information Technology 337.35 1.38%        222,541.00
ITC Ltd Consumer Staples 303.75 1.37%        926,480.00
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd Information Technology 2103.8 1.30%          57,673.00
Asian Paints Ltd Materials 1303.1 1.07%          85,300.00
 
Underformers Sector Price 1D % Chg Volume
Yes Bank Ltd Financials 227.05 -28.71%        556,217.00
Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd Financials 1179.65 -3.86%          96,262.00
Tata Motors Ltd Consumer Discretionary 131.85 -3.79%        176,569.00
Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone Ltd Industrials 362 -2.94%        135,051.00
IndusInd Bank Ltd Financials 1761.7 -2.38%          42,184.00