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Asian equities are mixed on Fed views
On Thursday, stocks in Asia were mixed, with financial markets digesting the Fed views on interest rates as well as the latest Bank of Japan review.
The Nikkei 225 tacked on 0.47%, Australia's S&P/ASX 200 went down 1.09%. The Hang Seng index soared 0.10% in Hong Kong. Meanwhile, the Shanghai Composite inched up 0.21%.
On Wednesday, Japan's Toshiba told it would have its memory chip unit sold to a consortium underpinned by Bain Capital. ¥2 trillion – that’s what the deal is worth.
The Bank of Japan didn’t change its monetary policy after the conclusion of it two-day gathering on Thursday.
As the Fed told, it would get down to unwinding $4.5 trillion in financial crisis-era support already in October and the major US bank stuck to its forecast to lift interest rates again in 2017.
Storm-related disruptions as well as rebuilding will impact economic activity in the USA in the nearer future, although past experience suggests that the storms won’t materially alter the course of the US economy over the medium term.
On Wednesday, September 22, Microsoft will be holding a product launch. The event starts at 18:00 GTM + 3.
Every year in early autumn Apple holds its event where it presents new iPhones, Apple Watches, and iPads. This year wasn’t an exclusion. But yesterday’s presentation didn’t result in Apple stock growth, and here’s why.
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand will publish a monetary policy report and make an update on the interest rate on May 25, at 05:00 GMT+3.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics will announce the updated Unemployment Rate and Employment Change data on Thursday, May 19, at 04:30 MT.
The UK Office for National Statistics will publish Consumer Price Index (CPI) data on Wednesday, May 18, at 09:00 MT.