MARKET PULSE - ASIA
27 Apr
Brent futures drop after as Libya's Sharara oilfield comes back online
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Crude oil futures dropped following a report that a key oilfield in Libya had restarted production.

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27 Apr
Asia report: Most markets higher as investors digest Trump tax plan
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Most markets in Asia were higher on Thursday, as investors brushed off a lower session on Wall Street overnight after the Trump administration revealed more details on the tax plan the President wants to implement.

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26 Apr
BoJ preview: Policy changes unlikely, yen seen higher
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The Bank of Japan was likely to refrain from announcing any changes to the settings for its main policy levers on Thursday at its next meeting given the risk that inflation would remain far from its target, analysts at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch said.

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26 Apr
Asia report: Markets higher amid strong earnings and Trump tax excitement
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Markets in Asia were higher on Wednesday, taking their cue from Wall Street overnight as trader attention turned towards the looming tax reforms promised by US President Donald Trump, alongside a slew of strong earnings in the region.

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26 Apr
RBS, HSBC Saudi units studying possible merger
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HSBC and RBS´s partially-owned Saudi units were exploring a potential merger which would result in the creation of the Kingdom's third-largest lender.

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25 Apr
Mitsubishi and Nissan chairman rules out merger
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Japanese carmakers Mitsubishi Motors Corp and Nissan Motor Co are not looking at plans for a merger between the two companies, according to the chairman of both firms.

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25 Apr
Asia report: French frenzy still pushes markets higher
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Markets in Asia finished higher on Tuesday, as the French election frenzy continued, though tensions on the Korean peninsula managed to put a lid on some of the gains.

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24 Apr
Asia report: Most markets higher on France result, China plunges
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Markets in Asia finished mixed on Monday, though most finished higher as the results of the first round of the French presidential elections became clear - though it was the worst day of the year so far for Chinese stocks.

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21 Apr
Commodities: Oil breaks three-week streak of gains, gold holds its ground
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Crude oil futures were in a funk again heading into the weekend, amid 'market chatter' around declining demand and concerns that Russia might yet scupper a deal by the world's largest oil producers to continue reining in their production.

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21 Apr
Analysts differ on forecasts for China's FX reserves
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Capital outflows from China slowed significantly over the past two months, Capital Economics estimated, telling clients that the country's fight against them might be nearly over, but Oxford Economics disagreed.

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21 Apr
Asia report: Markets rally after Wall Street surge
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Markets in Asia finished higher on Friday, taking their cues from a strong finish on Wall Street overnight and ahead of the first round of the French presidential elections at the weekend, amid a suspected terrorist shooting in Paris.

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21 Apr
Barclays believes worst of iron ore price slide over, positive on mining
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Analysts at Barclays sounded a positive note on the EU mining sector, flagging the potential for large cash returns from Glencore, S32 and Rio Tinto over the medium-term.

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20 Apr
Asia report: Markets move sideways as Korea tensions ease
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Markets in Asia were little moved on Thursday, after a big earnings session on Wall Street overnight and oil prices picked up from fortnightly lows.

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19 Apr
Asia report: Most markets lower as geopolitical tensions linger
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Most markets in Asia finished lower on Wednesday, taking cues from a red session on Wall Street overnight.

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18 Apr
Asia report: Markets mixed after politically tense Easter weekend
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Markets in Asia finished mixed on Tuesday with traders mostly shrugging off geopolitical tension in the region, after another failed missile test from Pyongyang as US Vice President Mike Pence toured the region.

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14 Apr
Asian markets drop amid tensions on Korean peninsula
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Asian markets retreated amid reports that a North Korean official had threatened to "go to War" if provoked by the US, which the day before had used its largest non-nuclear bomb ever against underground tunnels used by IS fighters in Afghanistan.

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13 Apr
China warns against use of force by either side on Korean peninsula
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China warned against North Korea or the US and its allies trying to use military force to solve the stand-off between the two sides on the peninsula.

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13 Apr
Chinese export, import growth beats forecasts in March
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Chinese export and import growth raced past forecasts in March but some economists highlighted the slower pace of increase in import volumes as a potential sign that the economy might have already started to cool.

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12 Apr
Iron ore futures continue to slide amid high inventories, increased output
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Iron ore futures continued to retreat on Wednesday, amid high levels of inventories at ports even as domestic mines in China continued to ramp-up their production, analysts at SP Angel explained.

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12 Apr
China CPI narrowly misses forecasts in March
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Consumer prices in China rose less than expected in March as food prices continued to weigh, although inflationary pressures at the factory gate narrowly beat forecasts .

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