by Martin Armstrong
The market seems happy that the JPY trades comfortable north of 110 as we saw a small 0.5% gain in the Nikkei today. Hang Seng performed better closing up over 1%. with Shanghai also closing near its highs. A quiet session to close the week but at least on a positive note.
A quiet but very positive play in Europe also today. The stand-out performance were from FTSE and CAC both closing up 1.7% while DAX and IBEX returned 1.15% a piece. Unfortunately, GBP lost around 1% against the USD today which negates some of the FTSE gains.
A quiet day in the US markets also but after the losses we saw earlier in the week a small rebound was very welcome.