Sunday, April 27, 2014

Tension Rises Ukraine Geopolitics , Asia Stock Decline

Asian stock markets start trading this week with the opening of markets losses on Monday amid an atmosphere of increasing geopolitical tensions .

As reported by CNBC , Monday, April 28, 2014 , the U.S. and Europe is expected to immediately add sanctions against Moscow after pro- Russian rebels in Eastern Ukraine capturing and holding eight European military officials and seized the television station 's headquarters in the city of Donetsk regional last weekend .

" Ukraine once again triggered tension of more severe sanctions against Russian officials in President Putin's circle , this will interfere with the normal trading conditions , " said Evan Lucas , market analyst at IG .
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U.S. Federal Reserve's move will be the focus of investor attention . Because investors expect more clues about the plans and schedule for the U.S. central bank would again cut stimulus for monthly bond purchase program of U.S. $ 10 billion .

The Nikkei in Tokyo fell 0.8 percent this morning . The benchmark Japan 's main stock market fell 134.97 points to 14294.29 . This condition is influenced by the strengthening of the currency exchange rate at the level of 102 yen against the U.S. dollar .

Shares of retailers declined despite data showing that March retail sales grew at the fastest pace since 1997 . Among other Fast Retailing and Takashimaya each fell more than 1 percent .

Shares of automakers such as Honda Motor fell nearly 4 percent despite reporting a net profit jumped to 56 percent in a year . Meanwhile, Mazda Motor dropped 0.2 percent .

Meanwhile , the S & P ASX 200 in Sydney bourse slipped 0.2 percent . Australian stock market benchmark index is down 1.80 points to 5529.20 .

Whitehaven Coal stocks with highest losses fell more than 2 percent in early trading on the Sydney stock exchange .

As Seoul 's Kospi index rose 0.1 percent . Benchmark index of South Korea 's stock market rose 3.20 points to 1974.86 .

Strengthening the Kospi index is supported by a 1 percent rise in heavyweight stocks Kia Motors . Market participants seem to fry the issue of the proclamation of President Park Geun Hye accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Chung Hong Won -related criticism of the government over the disaster of handling passenger ferry that sank .


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