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Today 24.10.2016


Japan market edges up despite Nintendo fall

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Japan's Nikkei index edged up 0.3% Monday - despite another sharp fall in the shares of video game giant Nintendo. 

The Super Mario creator lost a further 4.8% - adding to Friday's 6.5% loss - as investors seemed less than impressed with the sneak preview of its latest games console. There were also reports Nintendo would report an operating loss for the first half of the financial year when earnings come out later this week. 

In China, the Shanghai Composite finished 1.2% higher while the Hang Seng in Hong Kong added almost 1%. South Korea's Kospi also closed higher, adding 0.7%.


Asia kicks off higher

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Shares in Japan have opened the week slightly higher, with investors cautious ahead of the earnings season. The Nikkei 225 in Tokyo is up by 0.2%. 

Shares in China are also up, the mainland Shanghai Composite has gained 1.3% while the Hang Seng in Hong Kong is 0.3% higher. 

In South Korea, the benchmark Kospi index is up by 0.4% with only Australia going against the trend - the ASX 200 in Sydney is down by 0.5%



Asian shares finish lower

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Japanese shares slid from the six-month high hit on Thursday - the Nikkei 225 closed down 0.3%. After disappointing fans with a sneak preview of their new upcoming console, Nintendo tumbled 6.6%. 

Things looked a bit brighter for the Shanghai Composite with China's leading mainland index closing 0.2% higher.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng was closed for the day as the city was hit by typhoon Haima. 

In Australia, the ASX 200 closed 0.2% lower while the Kospi in South Korea saw the region's biggest losses, falling 0.4%. 


Asian shares: Shanghai lower, Tokyo flat

Japanese shares initially moved higher on Friday morning, building on that six-month high they hit yesterday. By noon though, the Nikkei 225 fell back and is currently flat. 

Elsewhere in Asia, the Shanghai Composite is lower by 0.4% while Hong Kong remained closed as Typhoon Haima is about to hit the city.

In Australia, the ASX 200 is down 0.3% while Seoul's benchmark Kospi index is 0.4% lower. 



Nikkei at 6-month high

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Asian stocks largely closed higher on Thursday, picking up the positive lead from Wall Street. 

Japan's Nikkei 225 closed at a six-month high, up by 1.4%. Nintendo closed 3.4% higher after announcing it would release a sneak preview of its next console later in the day. 

In China, the Shanghai Composite closed flat while Hong Kong's Hang Seng ended the trading day 0.3% higher. 

Australia's ASX 200 and South Korea's Kospi both closed flat. 


Asian markets up slightly

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Stock markets across Asia are mainly trading higher - although there are no dramatic moves.

Analysts said that the final US Presidential debate had been watched closely - and that if Hillary Clinton kept her lead in the polls over Donald Trump, the impact on currency and markets was likely to be limited.

A victory for Secretary Clinton is already "priced in", analysts say.

Japan's Nikkei 225 index was about 1% higher, though there was no major data or corporate news around.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was up about 0.7% while the Shanghai Composite was slightly ahead in early afternoon trade.



Sharp stands out on flat Asian markets

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Asian shares finished the day mixed, largely unmoved by China's latest growth data.

Japan's Nikkei 225 edged slightly higher, adding 0.2%. 

Outperformers included electronics firm Sharp, jumping more than 10% after indicating upbeat earnings.

In China, the mainland benchmark Shanghai Composite finished flat while Hong Kong's Hang Seng finished trading 0.4% down. 

Australia remained the only one of the main markets with any notable gains. It finished 0.5% higher. 

South Korea's Kospi finished the day flat. 


All quiet on Asian stock markets

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Not much drama on Asian stock markets today.

The region's biggest index, Japan's Nikkei 225, is little changed and so are the markets in China - both the mainland Shanghai Composite and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong. 

South Korea's Kospi index is also flat, making Australia's ASX 200 the only market with any notable movement, the index is up 0.5%. 



Asian markets up

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Time for a quick look at how the main Asian stock markets finished on Tuesday.

In Japan, the Nikkei share index recovered from a weak start to close 0.4% higher at 16,963.61.

China's Shanghai Composite index rose 1.4% to 3,083.88, while in Hong Kong the Hang Seng index ended up 1.5% at 23,388.37.


Strong yen weighs on Nikkei

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Japanese shares are held back by a rebounding yen on Tuesday, hurting the country's exporters. 

The weak close on Wall Street also affected investor sentiment and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 is flat in Asia's early afternoon trade. 

In China, the Shanghai Composite is up by 0.5% while Hong Kong's Hang Seng is trading 0.9% higher. 

Australia's ASX 200 is also higher, up by 0.4%

In South Korea, the benchmark Kospi index is flat. 

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