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ASIA - EU
Asian stock markets recover after aid to Spanish banks
Hong Kong Stock Exchange opens up 2.35. Shares of companies that export to Europe also increase. Positive market data of Chinese trade: in May exports grew by 15.3; imports by 12.7 in a year. Price of oil and copper up due to increase in Chinese imports.
Hong Kong (AsiaNews) - The stock exchanges in Asia are swiftly recovering after Spain received a loan of 100 billion to save its banks. The Hong Kong stock exchange opened this morning with a + 2.35, while the MSCI Asia Pacific Index rose 1, 8.
The Eurogroup's decision to provide 100 billion - more than is strictly necessary to remedy the Spanish banks, burdened with bad debt - have injected confidence into world markets because it shows Europe's desire deal with the crisis.
The euro has also strengthened to 1.26 against the dollar and other Asian currencies, the lowest since May 23 last year. Over the past six months, the European currency had lost 3.5%.
The hopes of Europe are also reflected on companies that export to Europe. Japan's Canon, which depends on the old continent for at least one third of its sales, has now seen its shares rise by 2.2%.
Added to the growing optimism is recent data of a growth in Chinese trade. In May, it rose by 15.3%, more than expected. Imports also rose by 12.7%, almost double than expected, running around on the 5.5. But many economists argue that this recovery is not consistent, since there are other indications to the contrary, like industrial production and retail sales.
Oil prices for July were up 3% in New York. Analysts correlate this increase with the publication of data from China, which in May increased imports of crude oil. The same is true of copper, increased by 2.5%, after imports of the metal in China alone grew by 12%.
12/06/2012 ASIA - EU
Asian markets drop after euphoria over Spain cools and fears for Italy and Greece emerge
Stock markets drop to almost 1%. Lack of commitment on growth. For China aid to Spain contain short-term crisis, but no safeguard to stability. On 17 June, Greece votes for or against the euro.
Asian stock markets gain after United States default deal
Tokyo closes up 1.34%, Manila + 1.04. Positive openings in Hong Kong and Mumbai.
Asia stock markets plummet amid fears of new global crisis
All markets slide, some loosing up to 5%. A decline or stagnation of U.S. and European economies feared, with a reduction in consumption and exports from Asia. The G-7 promises to "support financial stability and growth." The ECB seems intent on buying Italian and Spanish bonds. The economies of many Asian countries at risk of. China’s criticism.
Asian markets plummet after Republican say no to Boehner plan
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Asian stocks plummet over Eurozone debt and US “default” fear
Tokyo drops 1.53, Seoul 2.2 in, Hong Kong 2, Shanghai 1.26. Yesterday, the European stock markets were all negative. The European Ministers of Foreign Affairs draw up a new plan to save Greece. Standoff between Obama and the House of Representatives continues over whether to raise the debt ceiling to more than 14.3 trillion dollars
VATICAN - USA
Pope to Trump: America’s greatness is measured by its attention to the poor
Pope Francis exalts the "rich spiritual and ethical values that have shaped the history of the American people” and the nation’s “commitment to the advancement of human dignity and freedom worldwide ". Concerns " for the poor, the outcast and those in need who, like Lazarus, stand before our door ". The oath Trump preceded by various prayers of Catholic, Protestant, Jewish Representatives. The slogan "America first" will guide political choices. String criticism of the establishment. China’s caution and the enthusiasm of the president of Taiwan.
CHINA - UNITED STATES
The Trump era begins: The China-US relationship and the risk of war
As the inauguration ceremony of the Trump presidency approaches, the Propaganda Bureau of the Chinese Communist Party has banned all journalists from “unauthorized criticism" of Trump’ words and deeds. According to the great dissident Wei Jingsheng there is a chance that Trump will force China into fair trade deals, possibly leading to political and legal reforms. A trade war is an option.
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