Asian Market

  • CHN50 Has Severely Underperformed in 2021 To Date

    Earlier, Premier Li Keqiang commented that China faces downward pressure. He then suggested tax cuts and a reduction in bank fees to stimulate small and medium-sized businesses. These come after some worrying metrics out of China. Manufacturing has slumped in 2021 and the NBS Manufacturing PMI has recorded two months in a row under 50, which implies contraction: China NBS Manufacturing PMI Past performance is not an indicator of future…

  • How World Events Impact The Japanese Yen

    Established as the official currency of Japan by the Meiji government in 1871, the yen (ISO code: JPY ¥) is the third-most used currency in the world. With a long history of zero interest rates and little effect on the stimulation of the economy, the yen has been the world's biggest investor, and the preferred Asian reserve currency for decades. In the Japanese Edo era, a central bank had not…

  • All-Ordinaries Index

    The Australian All Ordinaries Index, commonly referred to as "All Ords," tracks the performance of the 500 largest companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) based on market capitalisation. The index was developed with a base value of 500 as of 1979 and is calculated by ASX/S&P. The index closed at an all-time monthly high of 7075 in February 2020 before falling to 5272 as of 9 April 2020, in…

  • Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE)

    The Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) is a subsidiary of the Japan Exchange Group (JPX). It is the leading stock market in Japan and ranks consistently in the top five global equities venues in terms of capitalisation. Prominent listings include Sony and Mitsubishi.

  • Nikkei 225 Index

    The Nikkei 225 is a weighted-average equities index, denominated in Japanese yen. It is viewed as a benchmark for Japan's economic prowess, and you can learn more about how it works in this FXCM Insights guide.

  • MSCI Emerging Markets Index

    The Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) Emerging Markets Index is a financial product consisting of mid and large-capitalisation corporate listings located in developing nations. It includes prominent companies from Asia, Middle East, India and South Africa.

  • Hong Kong Stock Exchange (SEHK)

    The Hong Kong Stock Exchange is the sixth-largest stock exchange in the world and has undergone many changes since launching in the mid-1800s. Learn more about the SEHK at FXCM.

  • Could The Yuan Renminbi (CNY) Become A Reserve Currency?

    As an industrial superpower, China has taken steps to ensure that its domestic form of money, the yuan renminbi (CNY, RMB), is in line to secure reserve currency status. Through extensive economic reform and adoption of policies promoting the globalisation of its financial markets, China has advanced the CNY on an international stage. The Yuan Renminbi (CNY) And China's Acceptance Into The WTO Beginning with its acceptance into the World…

  • Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE)

    The Shenzen Stock Exchange (SZSE) is one of the two leading stock exchanges in mainland China. After opening its doors in 1990, the exchange has grown substantially and become the eighth largest in the world. Learn more about the SZSE at FXCM.

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