INTERNATIONAL MARKETS-Asia dips as weak results halt bull work on Wall St, yen holds gains

A guy utilizing cellphone strolls past at an electronic board revealing Japan’s Nikkei share average outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, July 6, 2016.

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Asian stocks dipped early on Friday after weak corporate outcomes halted Wall Street’s record run overnight, while the yen held to big gains made after the Bank of Japan’s governor downplayed the requirement for “helicopter money” financial policies. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan.MIAPJ0000PUS was down 0.1 percent but is still headed for a 0.4 percent gain on the week. South Korea’s Kospi.KS11 lost 0.4 percent and Australian shares dropped 0.2 percent. Japan’s Nikkei.N225 slid 1 percent, dragged down by the yen’s rally on Thursday. The index was still poised to increase 0.9 percent today, during which it touched an eight-week high thanks to an at first weaker yen and fiscal and financial stimulus hopes. The dollar stood bit changed at 105.84 yen JPY= after coming off its peak of 107.49, its greatest in six weeks, the previous day. According to a BBC interview, tape-recorded mid-June but transmitted on Thursday, BOJ Guv Haruhiko Kuroda ruled out the idea of utilizing “helicopter cash” – or directly financing the deficit spending – to fight deflation.

” It seems the BOJ are not in a position to conduct ‘Helicopter Money’, or what could also be referred to as money-financed fiscal programs,” wrote Chris Weston, chief market strategist at IG in Melbourne. “The fact we’ve only seen a modest recovery in the USD/JPY set recommends traders see little cravings for this uber non-traditional policy change.” The euro was steady at $1.1025 EUR=. The common currency had quickly risen to $1.1060 on Thursday after European Reserve bank President Mario Draghi’s comments showed less assistance for future policy reducing than formerly anticipated.

As extensively prepared for, the ECB stood pat on financial policy on Thursday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average.DJI on Thursday snapped a nine-day winning streak, during which it struck consecutive record highs, due to frustrating results from Intel and crucial transport business. In products, crude stayed on the back foot after tumbling about two percent overnight as data indicated tape U.S. stockpiles of gasoline and other oil items, heightening supply excess issues.

U.S. unrefined CLc1 was down 0.2 percent at $44.67 a barrel, poised for a 2.7 percent fall this week in which they touched a two-month low. Spot gold XAU= edged up 0.1 percent to $1,332.00 an ounce. The rare-earth element had actually acquired more than 1 percent overnight, retreating from a three-week low, thanks to a pullback by the dollar. The dollar index was down 0.3 percent at 96.852. DXY, pushed even more away from a four-month peak of 97.323 scaled on Wednesday. (Editing by Sam Holmes).

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