OPENING CALL: The Australian share market is expected to open flat. The SPI200 futures contract expected to open down 3 points.
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Each Market in Focus
Investors drove the broad stock market index up about 0.9% Friday for 0.9% weekly gain. The S&P 500’s six-week winning streak is its longest since November 2017 when the index rose for eight consecutive weeks.
weekly gain to around 0.7%.
The WSJ Dollar Index, which measures the U.S. currency against a basket of 16 others, slid for the third day in a row, falling to 90.87 from 90.99.
The Nikkei 225 in Tokyo finished the day 0.7% higher, although it was marginally down for the week.
Hong Kong stocks’ morning recovery proved short-lived as the market erased gains by session end. The Hang Seng Index closed flat at 26326.66. Banks were broadly weaker, as Bank of Communications fell 1.5%, HSBC Holdings lost 0.4%, while BOC Hong Kong declined by 0.2%. Chinese pharmas were also down, as prices corrected from relative strength in
Indian stocks ended the day higher, sustaining broad advances this week amid continued expectations of further policy-easing measures to boost a slowing economy.
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