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​Title: UK stocks slip ahead of c.bank meetings, Unilever up after naming new CEO

January 30, 2023 01:20 AM ET

By: AnalysisWatch

U.K. stocks slipped Monday as investors shunned risky bets ahead of key central bank decisions this week, while shares in Unilever rose slightly after the consumer goods giant announced a new chief executive.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 UK100 dropped 0.3% at 0807 GMT, while the mid-cap FTSE 250 (.FTMC) fell 0.5% as global markets were also in a risk-averse mood ahead of interest rate decisions by the U.S. Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank, and the Bank of England later in the week.

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Title: Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.39%

Jan 31, 2023 02:35AM ET

By: AnalysisWatch

Japan stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Steel, Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic and Insurance sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.39%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc which rose 8.62% or 111.00 points to trade at 1,398.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. added 7.30% or 185.00 points to end at 2,719.00 and Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. was up 3.85% or 18.00 points to 485.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Nippon Light Metal Holdings Co which fell 6.31% or 100.00 points to trade at 1,484.00 at the close. Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. declined 4.91% or 210.00 points to end at 4,064.00 and Resona Holdings, Inc. was down 3.23% or 24.00 points to 718.20.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2071 to 1467 and 265 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 0.18% to 16.97 a new 1-month low.

Crude oil for March delivery was down 0.39% or 0.30 to $77.60 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 0.26% or 0.22 to hit $84.28 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.43% or 8.20 to trade at $1,914.70 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.19% to 130.20, while EUR/JPY fell 0.18% to 141.20.

The US Dollar Index Futures was unchanged 0.00% at 102.09.

Title: Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.13%

Feb 02, 2023 02:45AM ET

By: AnalysisWatch

Australia stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Gold, IT and Consumer Discretionary sectors led shares higher

At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.13% to hit a new 6-months high.

The best performers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200 were Megaport Ltd which rose 11.11% or 0.62 points to trade at 6.20 at the close. Meanwhile, Pointsbet Holdings Ltd added 7.51% or 0.11 points to end at 1.57 and Xero Ltd was up 7.47% or 5.74 points to 82.60 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Qbe Insurance Group which fell 4.76% or 0.66 points to trade at 13.20 at the close. Computershare Ltd declined 3.63% or 0.87 points to end at 23.13 and Virgin Money PLC (ASX:VUK) was down 3.58% or 0.12 points to 3.23.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 729 to 626 and 372 ended unchanged.

The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was down 6.19% to 11.82.

Gold Futures for April delivery was up 1.45% or 28.10 to $1,970.90 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.42% or 0.32 to hit $76.73 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.35% or 0.29 to trade at $83.13 a barrel.

AUD/USD was unchanged 0.06% to 0.71, while AUD/JPY fell 0.16% to 91.84.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 100.88.

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