Japanese stocks fell, with the Nikkei 225 Stock Average declining the most in a month, after machinery orders plunged the most in a decade and a U.S. employment report missed estimates. Volume was the lowest since January.
Japanese stocks rose a third day, sending the Nikkei 225 Stock Average to a four-week high, on speculation the Federal Reserve will act to support growth. The yen weakened after Japan posted a bigger-than-expected current account surplus for June, boosting exporters.
Japanese shares fell, with the Nikkei 225 Stock Average halting its longest winning streak since July 2011, on concern the global economic slowdown is crimping earnings and as commodities erased this year’s gains.
Japanese stocks rose, sending the Nikkei 225 Stock Average to the highest close since May 2, after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly expanded its easing program to keep the rising yen from undermining a recovery, following stimulus measures from the U.S. Federal Reserve last week.
Japanese stocks fell, sending the Topix Index to its biggest decline in nine months, after a socialist was elected France’s president, raising concern austerity measures will be rejected in Europe. Shares also fell as U.S. employers added fewer jobs than expected.
Japanese stocks reversed losses on speculation the Federal Reserve will announce new measures to boost the world’s biggest economy and after a leading indicator signaled Chinese growth is withstanding a global slowdown.