As Japanese markets were back in business after yesterday’s “Respect for the Aged Day” holiday, major indices in the country enjoyed the bullish reaction that equity benchmarks across the world had experienced the day before.
In Asian equities, the Nikkei 225 managed to finish the day higher by a bit less than 0.5%.
As concerns over Hurricane Irma and tensions in the Korean peninsula are abating, investors’ appetite for risk is further boosted, pushing global equities higher.
With the close of Asian markets, Japan’s Nikkei 225 and Topix indices were down by 0.6% and 0.3% respectively.
Seemingly deescalating Korean tensions led stock markets in Europe posting a rebound after yesterday’s hefty declines
Most bourses in Europe opened higher, with the exception of Sweden’s OMXS.
Equity indices across major European bourses opened lower, following their Asian peers that ended the day with a loss
All major European bourses rose in early hours of trading, following a gain among Asian indices
Mounting tensions between the US and North Korea have weighed on equity markets, sending the majority of the Asian and European bourses into red territory and inducing a spike in volatility.
European stocks, as measured by the pan-European STOXX 600 index, posted a modest gain during early hours of trading, halting losses from the start of the week