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Nikkei 225 Index


Stocks in Asia-Pacific were set to trade lower at the open following overnight declines on Wall Street. Futures pointed to a lower open for stocks in Japan. The Nikkei futures contract in Chicago was at 23,135 while its counterpart in Osaka was at 23,070. That compared against the Nikkei 225’s last close at 23,346.49. Shares …

Asia Pacific stocks were mixed in Monday afternoon trade as China cut its benchmark lending rate. Mainland Chinese stocks were higher by the afternoon. The Shanghai composite gained 0.3% while the Shenzhen composite edged 0.654% higher. That came as China cut its one-year loan prime rate to 3.85% from 4.05%. The five-year loan prime rate was …

Stocks in Asia were mixed in Wednesday morning trade as investors await comments from U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell for possible clues on the central bank’s next move on interest rates. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 slipped 0.17% in early trade, while the Topix fell 0.55%. South Korea’s Kospi, on the other hand, advanced …

Stocks in Asia were mixed in Tuesday morning trade. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 touched a record high overnight on Wall Street on the back of a recent pause in tariff escalation between the U.S. and China. The Nikkei 225 in Japan added 0.12% in early trade, while the Topix rose 0.13%. In South Korea, however, …