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Stocks: Asia in no particular order, mixed futures, Tokyo + 2.62%

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Sting on holidays, flights and petrol at the top of the rises (ANSA)

(ANSA) – MILAN, AUGUST 12 – Stock exchange lists in no particular order in Asia and the Pacific. Two days after the comforting data on US inflation, slower than expected, investors are in fact questioning the Fed’s next moves, while their eyes are on commodities. Brilliant Tokyo (+ 2.62%), Taiwan (+ 0.6%) and Seoul (+ 0.16%) more cautious, Sidney negative (-0.54%). Hong Kong (+ 0.43%), Shanghai (+ 0.07%), Mumbai (+ 0.12%) and Singapore (-0.95%) are still open. Futures on Europe were negative, while contracts on US price lists were positive. British GDP is better than estimated, while French and Spanish inflation, the Italian trade balance and industrial production in the EU are expected. The Michighan consumer and business confidence indices are coming from the US.

Crude oil remains above 90 dollars (Wti -0.39% to 93.98 dollars a barrel) and gas in the Amsterdam market widens (-0.99% to 206.05 euros per MWh), while remaining over 200 euros. Nickel rose (+ 5.2% to $ 23,659 a ton) and steel (+ 1.52% to $ 4,142 a ton), iron fell (-1.29% to $ 725 a ton) and appeared little moved gold (+ 0.06% to 1.791 dollars an ounce). The dollar remained stable at 1.03 against the euro and 1.22 against the pound, while it strengthened at 133.26 yen. A circumstance that favored the stocks of the major exporters in Tokyo, from Honda (+ 3.82%) to Toyota (+ 2.25%), from Sony (+ 2.19%) to Nikon (+3.31) %) and Casio (+ 1.63%). (HANDLE).

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Source: Ansa

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