Fri, 20 Sep 2019

Japanese stocks dive, gains elsewhere

Lola Evans
16 May 2019, 17:42 GMT+10

<p>SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks in Asia were mostly stronger on Thursday, although in Tokyo they dipped.</p><p>Japan&#39;s NIkkei 225 fell 125.58 points or 0.59% to 21,062.98 Thursday.</p><p>In China, the Shanghai Composite gained 17.03 points or 0.58% to 2,955.71.</p><p>The Australian All Ords index climbed 46.60 points or 0.73% to 6,417.50.</p><p>Hong Kong stocks were ahead 89.08 points or 0.32% in late trading, and looked likely to close in the black.</p><p>The U.S. dollar was range-bound in Asia on Thursday.</p><p>The euro continued to hover around the 1.1200 level, last trading in Sydney near the close Thursday at 1.1207.</p><p>The British pound continues its bout of weakness, closing in Sydney around 1.2837.</p><p>The Japanese yen inched up to 109.47, while the Swiss franc too edged higher to 1.0076.</p><p>The Canadian dollar was a fraction firmer at 1.3432, while the Australian and New Zealand dollars drifted lower to 0.6912 and 0.6557 respectively.</p><p><a href="https://www.bignewsnetwork.com/news/261044069/us-stocks-fly-higher-british-pound-sinks">Overnight </a>on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 119.81 points or 0.47% higher at 25,651.86.</p><p>The Standard and Poor&#39;s 500 advanced 16.73 points or 0.59% to 2,851.14.</p><p>The Nasdaq Composite did best of all, appreciating by 87.65 points or 1.13% to 7,822.15.</p>

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