A mixed session for the main stock exchanges in Asia and the Pacific, today fully booked after the Tokyo holiday closing on the eve. This last place (+ 0.65%) had the impetus of the other lists on the eve. On the other hand, Taiwan (-0.17%), Seoul (-0.18%) and Sidney (-0.56%) are down. Hong Kong (-0.66%), Shanghai (+ 0.14%), Singapore (-0.17%) and Mumbai (+ 0.01%) are still open.
Futures on Europe and on the US markets were positive after encouraging data on employment in the United Kingdom (+ 296 thousand units in June against 170 thousand expectations). Inflation in June is coming from the Eurozone and building permits from the US, the Redbook on trade and API advances on weekly crude oil stocks. Crude oil appears to have slightly increased (WTI + 0.26% at 102.87 dollars a barrel), which remains above 100 dollars. Gas rises (+ 0.47% to 158 euros per MWh in Amsteram), metals are positive apart from gold (-0.04% to $ 1708.66 an ounce) and iron (-0.98% at $ 657 a ton). Steel, on the other hand, was brilliant (+ 2.8% to 3,816 dollars a ton) on the assumption of an increase in demand in China.
The dollar is still weak to the advantage of the euro, trading at 1.016 greenbacks, the pound sterling (1.197 dollars) and the yen, which fell to 137.82 against the US currency.
On the rise in the Tokyo market were Honda (+ 4.29%), Toyota (+ 2.48%) and Suybaru (+ 2.52%). Nomura bankers also performed well (+ 1.9%). MItsubishi Ufj (+ 2.35%) and Sumitomo Mitsui (+ 2.04%).