(ANSA) – MILAN, FEBRUARY 08 – Stock market prices contrasted in Asia and Pacific, with the dollar and US government bond yields rising sharply due to the ongoing monetary tightening. He held Tokyo (+ 0.13%) together with Taiwan (+ 0.37%), positive Shanghai (+ 0.67%), Seoul (+ 1.41%) and Sidney (+ 1.07%), a sign less for Hong Kong (-0.91%), still open together with Mumbai (+ 0.19%) and Singapore (+ 0.87%). Futures on Europe and on American lists are up, pending the French trade balance and retail sales in Italy. The trade balance is also arriving from the US together with the first estimates on weekly crude oil stocks according to the API (American Petroleum Institute). Crude oil fell (Wti -0.18% to 91.15 dollars per barrel), unlike gas (+ 2.31% to 81.43 euros per MWh).
On the other hand, metals, including gold, were positive (+ 0.37% at 1,817 dollars per ounce).
Semiconductor producers Sumco (+ 1.16%), Advantest (+ 0.11%) and Tokyo Electron (+ 0.4%) held on the Tokyo market, while auto manufacturers Toyota rose (+0.9). %) and Mazda (+ 1.7%), in light of the banking companies Nomura (+ 2.31%), Sumitomo MItsui (+ 2.0%) and Mizhuo (+ 1.27%). Olympus under pressure (-7.2%) slowed by estimates for the whole year (ANSA).