Shares in the Asia-Pacific mostly fell on Monday as markets enter the last quarter of the year.
Shares in the Asia-Pacific rose Tuesday as Japan’s inflation accelerated and China kept its loan prime rate on hold.
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index gained 0.91%, with the Hang Seng tech index up nearly 2%. The Shanghai Composite in mainland China rose 0.51% and the Shenzhen Component
advanced 0.58%. In Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 advanced around 1%. Japan’s Nikkei 225
rose 0.34% on its return to trade after a holiday and the Topix gained 0.37%.
The Kospi in South Korea added 0.37%, while the Kosdaq was 1.04% higher. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares gained 0.71%.
Core inflation in Japan increased 2.8% from a year ago, the fastest rate of increase since late 2014. China’s loan prime rate was left unchanged Tuesday, in line with predictions in a Reuters poll.
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The People’s Bank of China kept its one-year and five-year loan prime rates (LPR) unchanged, in line with predictions in a Reuters poll.
The one-year loan prime rate remains at 3.65%, and the five-year rate closely tied to home mortgages stands at 4.3%. China cut both those rates last month.
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Core consumer prices in Japan rose 2.8% in August from a year ago, government data showed.
That’s the fastest growth in nearly eight years, and the fifth consecutive month where inflation has exceeded the central bank’s target of 2%.
Analysts polled by Reuters predicted a 2.7% increase, and consumer prices gained 2.4% in July.
The Japanese yen strengthened slightly to 142.96 per dollar.
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Stocks seesawed on Monday but ended the session in positive territory as a big Federal Reserve week kicked off.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 197.26 points higher, or 0.64%, to settle at 31,019.68. The S&P 500 jumped 0.69% to 3,899.89 and the Nasdaq Composite gained 0.76% to 11,535.02.
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The benchmark 10-year Treasury yield rose to 3.5% on Monday morning, hitting its highest level since 2011 as investors brace for a higher-for-longer period of interest rates amid the Federal Reserve’s fight against inflations.
Treasury yields rose above the board last week after the August consumer price index report showed a surprise increase in prices. However, the 10-year largely held near its June highs of 3.495% before taking another leg higher on Monday.
The 10-year last traded at a yield of 3.506%, up nearly 6 basis points. Yields move opposite to price, and one basis point is equal to 0.01%.
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Source : CNBC