Growth occurs in spite of the fact that the closure of the stock exchanges till February 22 in connection with the celebration of the lunar new year
Stock exchanges of Japan and Australia were filled with optimism, which arrived a day earlier from the American exchanges, despite the fact that most stock markets in the Asia-Pacific region (APR) are closed due to celebration of the new year according to the lunar calendar. To such conclusions analysts of the Agency “Prime” on the basis of the analysis of the auction.
In particular, as of the morning of February 16, the Japanese Nikkei 225 index grew by 1.45%, to 21770,89 points, and the Australian index S&P/ASX 200 0.02% to 5910 points.
At the same time, exchanges of China, Hong Kong and South Korea, as mentioned above, were closed in connection with celebrating the New year according to the lunar calendar.
It is also important to note that the major US stock indices on Thursday gained 1.2-1.6% on the background of the news companies and the internal statistics, the Dow Jones finally closed above the level of 25,000 points.
In addition, in Japan, investors were encouraged by news about the reassignment of the head of the Japanese Central Bank Haruhiko Kuroda for the second five-year term. This fact was interpreted as a signal of continuation of the current soft monetary policy of the regulator.
The experts noted reduced trading volume on the stock exchanges in the region in connection with the closure of a number of stock markets on holidays that will last until 22 February.
Earlier it was reported that Ukrainian stock exchanges have written new rules.