Japan’s industrial production -2.1% vs. -0.8% forecast

Industrial production in Japan fell more-than-expected last month, preliminary data showed on Thursday.In a report, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said that industrial production fell to a seasonally adjusted -2.1%, from 3.2% in the preceding month.Analysts had expected industria ...

Japan’s unemployment rate 2.8% vs. 2.9% forecast

Japan’s unemployment rate remained unchanged unexpectedly last month, official data showed on Thursday.In a report, the Statistics Bureau said that the percentage of the total work force that is unemployed and actively seeking employment during the previous month remained unchanged at a seasonally ...

Tokyo’s core consumer price inflation -0.1% vs. -0.2% forecast

Tokyo’s core consumer price inflation rose more-than-expected last month, official data showed on Thursday.In a report, the Statistics Bureau said that Tokyo’s core CPI, which excludes fresh food costs rose to at an annualized rate of -0.1%, from -0.4% in the preceding month.Analysts had expected To ...

Kiwi gains after trade figures, busy data day in Japan ahead

Investing.com - The kiwi gained in early Asia on Friday with a deluge of data from Japan ahead expected to set the regional tone. The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, was last quoted up 0.17% at 99.02. In New ...

Brazil stocks lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.29%

Investing.com – Brazil stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Basic Materials, Real Estate and Public Utilities sectors led shares lower. At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa declined 0.29%. The best performers of the session on the Bovespa were Localiza Rent a Car SA ...

Mexico stocks lower at close of trade; IPC down 0.25%

Investing.com – Mexico stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Consumer Staples, Telecoms Services and Financial Services sectors led shares lower. At the close in Mexico, the IPC lost 0.25%. The best performers of the session on the IPC were Genomma Lab Internacional SAB De ...

Canada stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.91%

Investing.com – Canada stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Financials, Energy and Materials sectors led shares lower. At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite fell 0.91% to hit a new 1-month low. The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite ...

Nasdaq closes in record territory as earnings expectations heat up

Investing.com – U.S. stocks closed higher on Thursday, as investors piled into equities, after better than expected earnings but gains were capped by the release of mostly downbeat economic data. Wall Street turned positive in late-mid afternoon trade, after bullish pending Home Sales dat ...

Nigeria stocks higher at close of trade; NSE 30 up 0.56%

Investing.com – Nigeria stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Banking, Oil&Gas and Food, Beverages&Tobacco sectors led shares higher. At the close in Lagos, the NSE 30 rose 0.56% to hit a new 1-month high. The best performers of the session on the NSE 30 were ...

Dollar inches higher despite downbeat economic data

Investing.com – The dollar traded higher against a basket of major currencies on Thursday, shrugging off the release of mostly downbeat economic data while the euro fell, after comments from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi. The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s ...

Spain stocks lower at close of trade; IBEX 35 down 0.74%

Investing.com – Spain stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Financial Services&Real Estate, Telecoms&IT and Building&Construction sectors led shares lower. At the close in Madrid, the IBEX 35 lost 0.74%. The best performers of the session on the IBEX 35 were ...

Netherlands stocks lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.49%

Investing.com – Netherlands stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Basic Materials, Oil&Gas and Financials sectors led shares lower. At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX declined 0.49%. The best performers of the session on the AEX were Altice NV (AS:ATCA), which rose ...

Russia stocks lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.75%

Investing.com – Russia stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Telecoms, Manufacturing and Oil&Gas sectors led shares lower. At the close in Moscow, the MICEX lost 0.75%. The best performers of the session on the MICEX were Tatneft OAO Pref (MCX:TATN_p), which rose ...

Finland stocks lower at close of trade; OMX Helsinki 25 down 0.12%

Investing.com – Finland stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Oil&Gas, Basic Materials and Consumer Services sectors led shares lower. At the close in Helsinki, the OMX Helsinki 25 fell 0.12%. The best performers of the session on the OMX Helsinki 25 were YIT Oyj ...