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Asia-Pacific markets, Wall Street, industrial output, Hong Kong eases restrictions

South Korea’s retail sales see third month of decline, industrial production recovers South Korea’s November retail sales fell 1.8% on an annualized basis, after falling 0.2% in October, government data showed. Meanwhile, its industrial production edged up 0.4% for the month, rebounding slightly after experiencing four consecutive monthly declines previously. South Korea is due to …

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Asia-Pacific markets mixed as Japan stocks see second day of losses

Indonesia to ban bauxite exports from June 2023 India’s central bank chief warns next financial crisis will come from private cryptocurrencies The next financial crisis will come from private cryptocurrencies, India’s central bank governor Shaktikanta Das said on Wednesday. Speaking at the BFSI Insight Summit 2022 hosted by Business Standard, Das said he was a …

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Nikkei 225 falls more than 2% after Bank of Japan widens yield target range, yen strengthens

Bank of Japan holds rates steady and widens yield curve control band The Bank of Japan kept its benchmark interest rates stable and announced it would change its yield curve control band, the central bank said in a statement. The BOJ will widen the range of fluctuations in 10-year Japanese government bond yields from its …

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Fed rate decision, South Korea Trade, Australia Unemployment, New Zealand GDP

November retail sales in China experience major misfires Chinese industrial production in November rose 2.2%, after growing 5% in October, according to official data. That’s less than expectations for 3.6% growth in a Reuters survey. Retail sales fell 5.9% on an annualized basis, more than expectations of a 3.7% drop in a Reuters survey and …

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Hong Kong stocks rise nearly 3% after reports say city is considering Covid rule easing

Hong Kong plans to scrap outdoor mask rules: report Fitch expects house prices in Australia and China to fall in 2023 Fitch Ratings expects house prices in Australia to decline significantly by 7% to 10% next year, it said in its latest outlook. report. The agency also predicts that house prices in China will fall …

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South Korea GDP, Caixin Manufacturing PMI, Japan Consumer Confidence

Japanese yen strengthens after Powell’s comment on small bulls Temasek’s $245m FTX loss ‘damaged reputation’ of Singapore, Deputy PM says Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong says the state’s sovereign wealth fund investment loss of $275 million in collapsed crypto exchange FTX was “disappointing and caused reputational damage” to the city-state. But the loss of …

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China’s factory activity data misses expectations; Asia-Pacific markets mostly higher

Chinese factory activity beats expectations and contracts for second straight month Official China Manufacture Purchasing Managers Index for November came in at 48, below the 50 point mark that separates growth from contraction. That’s below analysts’ expectations polled by Reuters, who had forecast a reading of 49. October’s PMI was 49.2. PMI readings are sequential …

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China encourages elderly vaccination; Hong Kong closes 5% higher

La Chine dit qu’elle “surveille de près” l’évolution du virus lorsqu’elle est interrogée sur un changement de politique Les autorités sanitaires chinoises ont déclaré que les responsables “surveillaient de près” l’évolution de Covid lorsqu’on leur a demandé si des manifestations dans la région entraîneraient des changements dans sa politique zéro-Covid. “La Chine a suivi et …

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