Popular Posts Last 7 days_$type=three$meta=0$snip=0$rm=0$count=9$show=/search/label/Popular

Popular Posts Last 30 days_$type=three$meta=0$snip=0$rm=0$count=9$show=/search/label/Popular

Popular Posts Last year_$type=three$meta=0$snip=0$rm=0$count=9$show=/search/label/Popular

Popular Posts All time_$type=three$meta=0$snip=0$rm=0$count=9$show=/search/label/Popular

Islamophobia_$type=carousel$h=350$show=/search/label/Muslim%20World

Saudi Arabia$type=two$count=2$h=250$space=1$icon=1$m=0$sn=0$rm=0$show=/search/label/Muslim%20World

Iran_$type=three$count=3$h=250$space=1$icon=1$m=0$sn=0$rm=0$show=/search/label/Muslim%20World

Palestine$type=three$author=hide$comment=hide$rm=hide$date=hide$show=/search/label/Muslim%20World

Asian markets up, dealers hang on Yellen remarks

SHARE:

HONG KONG  - Most Asian markets rose Wednesday, tracking a seventh successive record on Wall Street as they wait for the conclusion of a keenly awaited Federal Reserve policy meeting.

After months of betting the Fed will lift interest rates, the big day has arrived and investors will be hanging on every word bank boss Janet Yellen says in her post-meeting conference hoping for clues about future policy.


"The markets are sitting tight waiting for the Fed decision, but more so Dr Yellen?s forward outlook and, of course, the accompanying statement," Stephen Innes, senior trader at OANDA, said.

"As is the case with most Fed 'pressers', it will mainly involve deciphering the Feds verbal gymnastics while looking for a smoking gun ? tonight?s smoking gun will be in the form of a hawkish or dovish Fed lean."

Global equities and the dollar have rallied in the five weeks since Donald Trump won the US election, with traders betting his plans for big spending, tax cuts and deregulation will fan already healthy economic growth.

Expectations that will in turn light a fire under inflation has led to speculation the Fed will be forced to embark on a more aggressive programme of rate hikes that previously thought.

In early trade Hong Kong was up 0.7 percent, Sydney added 0.9 percent, and Shanghai and Singapore each gained 0.1 percent. Manila, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Taipei were also higher. Seoul was flat.

- 'Santa coming to town' -

The advances come after the Dow finished at a record high for the seventh successive day and ended just shy of the 20,000 mark.

"Today is one of those days where the folly of trying to make sense of any one day?s moves is self-evident," said Greg McKenna, chief market strategist at CFD and FX provider AxiTrader.

?Last night we saw a huge rally in US and European stocks, which has propelled the big US indexes to new record highs.

?So much for fear of the US Fed or profit taking, Santa Claus is coming to town it seems,? McKenna said.

Tokyo went into the break 0.1 percent lower, having chalked up seven straight gains and closed Tuesday at its highest level since mid-December.

However, the losses were limited after the Bank of Japan's closely watched Tankan survey showed business confidence among the country's major manufacturers rising for the first time in more than a year.

The Nikkei was also being supported by a weaker yen, which is struggling to recover against the dollar as the Fed prepares to lift borrowing costs.

- Key figures around 0230 GMT -

Tokyo - Nikkei 225: DOWN 0.1 percent at 19,235.46 (break)

Hong Kong - Hang Seng: UP 0.7 percent at 22,612.38

Shanghai - Composite: UP 0.1 percent at 3,158.57

Euro/dollar: UP at $1.0633 from $1.0628 Tuesday

Dollar/yen: UP at 115.18 yen from 115.16 yen

Pound/dollar: DOWN at $1.2657 from $1.2665

Oil - West Texas Intermediate: DOWN 69 cents at $52.29 per barrel

Oil - Brent North Sea: DOWN 62 cents at $55.10 per barrel

New York - Dow: UP 0.6 percent at 19,911.21 (close)

London - FTSE 100: UP 1.1 percent at 6,968.57 points (close)

COMMENTS

Name

Ads,5,Afghanistan,68,Africa,17,Americas,4,Animals,36,Asia,181,Australia,9,Austria,3,Bahrain,2,Bangladesh,15,Barcelona,1,Belgium,3,Brunei,1,Business,1232,Canada,2,Catalan,80,China,111,Cuba,3,Egypt,21,Europe,205,Fitness,14,France,22,Germany,32,Headlines,11,Health,168,Hillary Clinton,199,Hong Kong,1,Hungary,1,Iceland,1,India,99,Indonesia,8,International,75,Iran,74,Iraq,72,Ireland,2,Islamophobia,19,Israel,8,Italy,2,Japan,26,Jordan,1,Kenya,5,Kosovo,1,Kuwait,3,Lebanon,2,Libya,2,Lifestyle,301,Lithuania,1,Malaysia,12,Malta,1,Maxico,3,Middle East,111,Muslim World,571,Myanmar,31,Nawaz Sharif,5,Nepal,3,Netherlands,2,New Zealand,8,Niger,1,Nigeria,1,Nobel Prize,81,North Korea,48,Norway,1,Opinion,26,Pakistan,1019,Palestine,35,Philippine,11,Pics,66,Poland,2,Popular,1,Qatar,93,Rohingya,118,Russia,36,Rwanda,1,Saudi Arabia,80,Science,144,Serbia,2,Showbiz,347,Somalia,4,South Africa,1,South Korea,5,Spain,48,Sports,1288,Sudan,1,Sweden,1,Switzerland,2,Syria,104,Taiwan,2,Technology,437,Thailand,4,Today IN History,19,Top News,981,Tunisia,1,Turkey,73,U.S.,266,UAE,21,UK,45,Ukrain,2,Venezuela,4,Videos,75,Vietnam,2,World,4670,Yemen,21,
ltr
item
Muslim Global: Asian markets up, dealers hang on Yellen remarks
Asian markets up, dealers hang on Yellen remarks
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-WNOlbjsEx0U/WFDe-RuaypI/AAAAAAAAWys/KrbX97ZU8Pw0UydwyFGEjXORnftF3L5bQCLcB/s640/japan%2Bmarket.jpg
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-WNOlbjsEx0U/WFDe-RuaypI/AAAAAAAAWys/KrbX97ZU8Pw0UydwyFGEjXORnftF3L5bQCLcB/s72-c/japan%2Bmarket.jpg
Muslim Global
http://www.muslimglobal.com/2016/12/asian-markets-up-dealers-hang-on-yellen.html
http://www.muslimglobal.com/
http://www.muslimglobal.com/
http://www.muslimglobal.com/2016/12/asian-markets-up-dealers-hang-on-yellen.html
true
616431133175714168
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy