Jens Nordvig, global head of currencies at Nomura Securities, tells CNBC there were three things that played in the huge drop in the Nikkei.» Read More
Jens Nordvig, global head of currencies at Nomura Securities, tells CNBC there were three things that played in the huge drop in the Nikkei.
TOKYO, May 24- Japanese government bond prices mostly fell on Friday, though they pared losses as the stock market wildly gyrated and the benchmark yield remained well shy of the one percent threshold touched a day before. The Bank of Japan's regular bond-buying operation also provided some support to prices.
*Asian stocks outside Japan dip to 1- month lows. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan shed 0.4 percent and reached levels not seen since April 19, extending Thursday's 2.2 percent fall. "There's a lot of volatility... from Japan, which is not good for market stability or confidence," said Stan Shamu, market strategist at IG in Melbourne.
TOKYO, May 24- The yen surged on Friday as volatility in Japanese shares after a 7.3 percent plunge the day before spooked yen-sellers, prompting a wholesale unwinding of bets to profit from the Bank of Japan's monetary easing. The dollar fell 0.3 percent to 101.63 yen, and was down 2.0 percent from Wednesday's 4-1/ 2- year high of 103.74 yen.
TOKYO, May 24- The Nikkei share average rose on Friday in turbulent trade, stablising somewhat after a 7.3 percent dive in the previous session, but the extreme volatility and worries the bull-run may be running out of steam sidelined most buyers. The Nikkei rose 0.9 percent to 14,612.45 after dropping as much as 3.5 percent to 13,981.52 in the afternoon.
Japan's stock market witnessed a second-straight day of heightened volatility on Friday, swinging from gains of 3 percent to deep losses before bouncing back again.
TOKYO, May 24- Japan's Nikkei stock average turned positive in a volatile session on Friday afternoon after the previous session's 7.3 percent plunge. The Nikkei was up 1 percent at 14,626.91 by 0543 GMT after shedding as much as 3.5 percent at one point earlier in the afternoon. The benchmark ended the morning session 2.7 percent higher.
TOKYO, May 24- The Nikkei share average snapped back into the red on Friday afternoon in a turbulent session, as the previous day's 7.3 percent plunge forced some investors to scale back their exposure to Japanese equities.
Geoffrey Yu, FX strategist at UBS, discusses the U.S. dollar's recovery against the Japanese yen as well as the Nikkei's drop and says it's a "very healthy correction" for the USD/JPY bulls.
Holger Schmieding, chief economist at Berenberg Bank, says the overall global economic picture is improving with Europe slowly pulling out of recession and the U.S. private sector looking more solid.
TOKYO, May 24- Japan's Nikkei share average fell below 14,000 for the first time in three weeks at one point on Friday afternoon, extending the previous session's 7.3 percent plunge.
*Asian stocks outside Japan dip to 1- month lows. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan shed 0.6 percent, extending Thursday's 2.2 percent fall. "There's a lot of volatility... from Japan, which is jumping around 20 or 30 points at a time, which is not good for market stability or confidence," said Stan Shamu, market strategist at IG.
TOKYO, May 24- The dollar recovered from two-week lows against the yen on Friday, as Japanese shares rebounded from the previous day's 7.3- percent plunge, which had spurred profit-taking in the lucrative yen-selling trade.
TOKYO, May 24- Japan's Nikkei share average regained ground on Friday after a 7.3- percent dive in the previous session, its biggest one-day percentage drop in two years after weak Chinese factory data spooked investors.
TOKYO, May 24- The dollar recovered from two-week lows against the yen on Friday as a safety-bid for the Japanese currency ebbed after the Nikkei share average rebounded from the previous day's 7.3- percent plunge and Wall Street regained some stability by the close. Overnight on Wall Street, U.S. stocks slipped but finished sharply off their session lows.
SINGAPORE, May 24- Gold edged lower on Friday as the dollar and equities regained momentum after a volatile trading session the day before, and as holdings in bullion-backed exchange-traded funds fell to fresh four-year lows. *Spot gold fell 0.17 percent to $1,388.36 an ounce by 0030 GMT, not far off two-year lows of $1,321.35 seen in mid-April.
*MSCI ex- Japan edges up. SYDNEY, May 24- Asian shares opened cautiously higher on Friday with Tokyo's Nikkei steadying from its biggest one-day drop in two years as investors breathed a sigh of relief when Wall Street cut losses on an upbeat outlook from Hewlett-Packard.
TOKYO, May 24- Japan's Nikkei share average is expected to rebound on Friday after a 7.3- percent dive in the previous session, its biggest one-day percentage drop in two years after weak Chinese factory data rattled investors.
*Japan, Europe tumble after weak data from China, euro zone. U.S. shares ended mildly lower after a volatile session, bucking the trend of overseas indexes, which fell sharply as weak data in Europe and China underlined the uncertain growth outlook.
*Nikkei drops 7 pct, Wall Street down for second day. NEW YORK, May 23- Stock markets worldwide fell sharply on Thursday as surprisingly weak data from China and Europe raised worries about slow growth a day after U.S. Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke broached the possibility of reducing stimulus that has buoyed investor confidence.