Asian stocks are mixed as French polls noted

Asian stocks are mixed as French polls noted

On Monday, Asian stocks traded mixed after an initial spurt higher regionally, following the French election, which went widely as expected, pitting far-right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron in a May 7 runoff. Meanwhile, tension on the Korean peninsula also applied pressure on market sentiment later.

On Sunday, during the first round of the election centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron managed to win 23.7% of the votes. As for National Front leader Marine Le Pen, she grasped 21.7%, as latest estimates state.

Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index rallied 1.2% on the back of the French surveys, while the Kospi inched up 0.22%. As for the S&P/ASX 200, this benchmark soared 0.26%.

In China, the Hang Seng Index reversed revenue and dropped 0.27%, while the Shanghai Composite went down 1.56%. American share futures kept pointing higher.

The previous week, American shares closed lower on Friday notwithstanding the publication of bullish economic data as well as an update from President Donald Trump on his tax reform initiative. 


American equities are mixed

On Tuesday, American equities pointed to a lower start because a Facebook privacy leak drove fears over ramped up regulation…


Japan real wages surge is slowest in almost two years

Japan's March real wages went down at the fastest pace in nearly two years, weighed by minor nominal pay lifts as well as a moderate ascend in consumer prices, thus posing a setback for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's tries to revitalize the Japanese…

promotions you can be interested in

Deposit with your local payment systems


A manager will call you shortly.

Change number

Your request is accepted.

A manager will call you shortly.

Internal error. Please try again later

Beginner Forex book

The most important things to start trading
Enter your e-mail, and we will send you a free Beginner Forex book

Thank you!

We've emailed a special link to your e-mail.
Click the link to confirm your address and get Beginner Forex book for free.

You are using an older version of your browser.

Update it to the latest version or try another one for a safer, more comfortable and productive trading experience.

Safari Chrome Firefox Opera