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Asian markets are based on welcome news from the Fed and Chinese factories

Shares on Thursday rose in Asia after a survey by Chinese manufacturers showed that factory activity improved slightly in December.

Japanese index Nikkei 225

NIK, + 1.06%

grew by 1.2% and Hang Seng

HSI, + 1.08%

in Hong Kong also gained 1.2%. South Korea Kospi

SEU, -0,06%

added 0.2%, while Australia's S & P ASX 200

XJO, -0.37%

0.1% higher. Shanghai Composite index

SHCOMP, + 0.35%

climbed by 0.6%, while the smaller Shenzhen Composite cap

399106, -0,70%

rose partially. Shares in Taiwan were higher

Y9999, + 0.01%

and Southeast Asia.

Samsung Electronics Co.

005930, -0.54%

said he had recorded a nearly 30% drop in operating profit in the last quarter after seeing a slowdown in the global impact on his storage chips and smartphones. Yet another year ended with record gains, but Samsung said it expects its total annual earnings to fall this year due to a slow semiconductor market, although it sees sales of its memory chips and organic panels with light-emitting diodes used in mobile devices, the other half .

Meanwhile, in Japan, shares of TDK electronics maker

6762, + 8.07%

and NEC IT Services

6701, + 7.04%

as well as the Mitsui OSK line

9104, + 4.51%

. Apple supplier of Sunny Optical

2382, + 3.28%

Growth in Hong Kong, along with the Galaxy Entertainment casino operator

0027, + 5.68%

. Australian energy company Santos

HUNDRED, + 2,54%

and Woodside Petroleum

WPL, + 0.06%

pink as well as beach energy

BPT, + 5.57%

, which increased the fiscal year's outlook.

US stocks showed a higher average after the Federal Reserve Bank announced it could offset the rising interest rates in the coming months, with reference to moderate inflation. The S & P 500 benchmark index is now at the end of January with the largest monthly gain of more than three years, and the gain for the first time since early December has accelerated Dow Jones Industrial Average by more than 25,000 points. S & P 500 index

SPX, + 1.55%

increased by 1.6% to 2,681.05. Dow Jones Industrial Average

DJIA, + 1.77%

increased by 1.8% to 25,014.86. Nasdaq Composite

COMP, + 2.20%

increased by 2.2% to 7 183.08.

China's official production benchmark improved in January, but predictors say economic activity remains sluggish, as Chinese leaders are trying to resolve a customs battle with Washington. The Purchasing Managers' Index, released on Thursday by government statistics and the industrial group, rose by 0.1 points at 100-point levels, but remained below the level of activity growth. Measures relating to employment and domestic demand have been weakened. China's economic growth declined in three decades in 2018, after activity slowed down in the last quarter of the year.

Business negotiations took place Wednesday between the US and China and will be sold on the market for the remainder of the week. High-level talks are aimed at tackling the monthly trade war, which raised fears of slower economic growth. Industrial and technology companies have warned against slowing sales due to business blindness.

With a surge in pressure on the US economy – a global slowdown, a trade war with China, a nervous stock market – on Wednesday, the Fed announced that it was in no hurry to continue raising interest rates. And as inflation stays tame, the reason for tightening credit is less convincing. "The situation requires patience," President Jerome Powell said at a press conference. "We have the luxury to be patient."

Crude oil in the USA

CLH9, -0.02%

increased by 36 cents in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange to $ 54.59 per barrel. It gained 1.7% in the US on Wednesday at $ 54.23 per barrel. Brent raw

LCOH9, + 0.37%

, used for international oil prices, added 52 cents to $ 62.06 per barrel. It added 0.5% and closed in London 61.65 USD per barrel.


USDJPY, -0,34%

weakened to 108.86 yen from 109.04 yen on Tuesday.

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