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Financial Tips: 市況速遞 1/2

Feb 1, 2012 , Posted by Diamond Recruit at 3:06 PM




北美市場
美國股市下跌,推動標準普爾500指數走低,此前一份報告顯示,由於消費者縮減開支,該全球最大經濟體第四季度增長低於預期。

美國第四季度經濟增長低於預期,消費者為擴大支出削減儲蓄,且政府機構減少開支,支持聯儲局決定將維持利率低企更長時間的決定。

歐洲市場
歐洲股市從五個月以來高位回落,因美國報告指第四季經濟增長較經濟師預測為慢。

惠譽將意大利、西班牙及其他三個歐元區國家信貸評級下調,指五國未具備財政靈活性以應付歐債危機。意大利評級連降兩級由A+跌至A-,西班牙同樣下調兩級由AA-至A。另外遭降級三國為比利時、斯洛文尼亞及塞浦路斯。愛爾蘭評級則維持不變。

日本市場
日本股市下跌,雖然首相野田佳彥向央行施壓,希望其採取果斷措施壓抑日圓漲升,日圓仍然走強。能源和貿易股上漲,因商品價格造好。

日本消費物價第三個月下跌,因出口下挫而日圓走強,影響經濟自3月地震以來的反彈。另一方面,日本零售銷售以逾一年來最快速度增長,因消費開支推動經濟?脫出口放緩惡化的影響。

亞太市場
亞洲股市表現反覆,商品價格上揚,帶動能源及礦業股向上,日圓升值令日本出口股受壓。

印度股市錄得16個月來最長單週升勢,因市場預期盧比強勢有助控制通脹。

印度食品價格指數連續第四週下跌,因洋蔥,菜蔬和小麥等價格下跌。農產品躉售物價指數在1月14 日一週按年下跌1.03%,前一週跌幅為0.4%。

南韓製造商信心跌至近30個月低位,因歐債危機令出口前景變得暗淡。

中國/香港
香港股市上漲,恆生指數以逾四個月以來高位收市,當地12月出口連續第三個月增長,太陽能電池版製造股上揚。

新興市場
巴西Bovespa 指數下跌,終止四週以來升浪,Petroleo Brasileiro SA 跟隨原油價格回落下挫。

俄羅斯股市下挫,油價回落,受到美國經濟增長較預期為慢拖累,並影響該全球最大能源輸出國的生產商前景。

債券市場
美國五年期國庫券孳息率創下紀錄低位,此前美國第四季度經濟增長慢於預期,令有關聯儲局將擴大資產購買規模促進經濟增長的猜測升溫。

意大利債券上升,兩年期債券孳息率跌至9月以來最低位,當地以較低成本發債,因市場更為憧憬希臘將與債權人達成協議。

U.S. Market
U.S. stocks fell, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index lower, after a report showed the world’s largest economy expanded less than forecast in the fourth quarter as consumers curbed spending.

The U.S. economy expanded less than forecast in the fourth quarter as consumers reduced savings in order to boost spending and government agencies cut back, validating the Federal Reserve’s decision to keep interest rates low for a longer period.

European Market
European stocks dropped from a five- month high as a report showed that the U.S. economy grew at a slower pace in the fourth quarter than economists had predicted.

The credit ratings of Italy, Spain and three other euro-area countries were cut by Fitch Ratings, which said the five nations lack financing flexibility in the face of the regional debt crisis. Italy was cut two levels to A- from A+. The rating on Spain was also lowered two notches, to A from AA-. Ratings on Belgium, Slovenia and Cyprus were also reduced, while Ireland’s rating was maintained.

Japan Market
Japanese stocks fell as the yen strengthened even after Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda pressed the central bank for “bold” action to counter the currency’s gain. Energy companies and trading houses gained as commodity prices climbed.

Japan’s consumer prices fell for a third month as an export slump and the stronger yen weighed on the nation’s economic rebound from the record March earthquake. On the other hand, Japan’s retail sales grew at the fastest pace in more than a year as consumer spending propped up an economy reeling from a deepening export slump.


Asia / Pacific Market
Asian stocks swung between gains and losses as rising commodity prices pushed energy and mining shares higher, while the yen’s rise weighed on Japanese exporters.

India’s benchmark stock index completed its longest weekly rally in 16 months on optimism a stronger rupee will help control inflation.

India’s food-price index fell for a fourth straight week as the cost of onions, vegetables and wheat declined. A gauge measuring wholesale prices of agricultural products dropped 1.03 percent in the week ended Jan. 14 from a year earlier. It declined 0.4 percent the previous week.

South Korean manufacturers’ confidence is near a 30-month low as Europe’s debt crisis dims the outlook for exports.

China/Hong Kong
Hong Kong stocks advanced, with the Hang Seng Index closing at its highest level in more than four months, as the city’s exports increased for a third month in December and solar panel makers rallied.

Emerging Markets
The Bovespa stock index fell, paring a fourth weekly gain, as Petroleo Brasileiro SA declined after crude prices slid.

Russian stocks dropped as oil fell on slower-than-forecast U.S. economic growth, hurting the outlook for producers in the world’s biggest energy exporter.

Bond Market
Treasury five-year note yields fell to a record low after slower-than-forecast U.S. growth added to speculation the Federal Reserve will expand asset purchases to spur economic growth.

Italian bonds rose, with two-year yields sliding to the lowest since September, after the nation sold bills at lower yields amid mounting optimism Greece is nearing a deal with its creditors.





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