Depressing News on Asian Stock Exchange

The price of Takata has plunged nearly 20% Wednesday on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, according to information from Bloomberg News indicating that the Japanese equipment estimated at 2,700 billion yen (21 billion euros) cost of airbag recalls in its worst scenario.

According to Bloomberg, citing a person familiar with the, Takata reached this sum by encrypting the entire cost of any reminder 287.5 million airbags, presumably corresponding to all potentially defective models.

The stock has fallen at the end of 100 yen (-19.45%), the maximum loss allowed for the day.

In addition, according to Reuters, Honda had quietly asked Takata to change the design of airbags after explosions in the manufacturer’s vehicles have been associated with at least four injuries and one death. All without informing US regulators. A revelation that could weaken Honda and Takata involved in some 100 federal procedures and dozens of state procedures.

Honda, which was the first customer of Takata prior to distance recently, also saw its stock plummet in the wake of these news reports: it fell by 3.62% to 2992.5 yen.

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Markets In China Crash and Puts Stress on Global Economy

The Tokyo Stock Exchange ended Thursday down more than 2% within the scope of the further fall in Chinese equity markets after the central bank’s second-largest economy has accelerated the devaluation of the yuan.

The Nikkei lost 423.98 points, or 2.33%, to 17,767.34. The Topix, broader, fell 30.90 points (2.08%) to 1457.94 points.

The Nikkei has posted its fourth straight session of decline and was down more than 6.5% since the beginning of the year, following a gain of 9.1% for the whole of last year.

Chinese stock markets closed prematurely Thursday after falling more than 7% after less than half an hour of exchange, which dive as Monday once again triggered the activation of any new “circuit breakers “set up after the crash of the summer.

The PBOC has caught short market participants in setting the central rate of the Chinese currency to 6.5646 yuan to one dollar, the lowest since March 2011.

This represents a decline of 0.5% on Wednesday and is the sharpest daily fall since mid-August when an unexpected devaluation of 2% had been wavering world stock markets.

The weakening of the yuan translates into a stronger yen, which weighed on many export stocks of the Tokyo Stock Exchange

Japanese Yen Reacts To New Government

The Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo ABE, has formed a new government with the goal of continuing on the path of fiscal consolidation and the reduction of public debt.

This ABE to restrictive economic policy government is always balanced by the loose monetary policy of the Central Bank of Japan (BoJ), especially since the rise in the spring of the sales tax (VAT) has generated a sharp decline of household consumption.

This decline is probably temporary but it has resulted in a negative growth rate of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Japan in the second quarter, quarterly and annual basis. It, therefore, encourages the Central Bank to maintain the depreciation of the exchange rate of the Japanese Yen to promote corporate profits from exports.

The second estimate of economic growth in Japan in the second quarter will be announced next Monday, September 8. This is an important statistic that will follow the monthly report of the Central Bank of Japan on Friday.

On the foreign exchange market, the Japanese Yen has been neutral since the beginning of the year with a lateral phase transition that captures so Chartist on Yen currency as an index, a triangular consolidation.

In recent sessions, the Yen is losing ground on the Forex and seems to switch the role of a neutral factor in a bearish factor.

It is true that monetary fundamentals Japan argue for a decline in the yen, especially since the finding of the negative impact of the VAT rise on economic growth and while it is accepted that the falling Yen supported export companies in recent months.

At all of these economic data is compounded by the appreciation in share price since the end of the first week of August, including new highs US indices, an attraction to risk adverse to the Japanese Yen.

China Growth Compared To Other Asian Economies

A pick-up in the increase in China has fortified assurance the world’s second-largest market is stabilizing as the explosive growth of the previous decade decelerates to the 7 percent range.

China’s economic transformation has relied greatly on exports and industrial investment but those engines have run from impetus. Chinese export manufacturing companies are conceding some of the low cost edge as workers demand higher wages. Industrial increase endure declining returns on every dollar and continues to be so extreme that many businesses now have a lot of factories. The price to public health and the environment has not been low.

The second quarter amount is not neutral but is not a game changer for the international market or Asia. A few of the challenges are summarized here.

In Japan

Long a production and technological power station, Japanese pride was injured when China jumped to become the world’s second-largest market. Japan stays much more prosperous as population decline creates a strong backdraft against attempts to inject energy into the market but its political and business elites are harassed by an awareness of insecurity.

Cue Shinzo Abe, the dynamic prime minister, who has pushed through a munificent growth to counter the deflation in Japan, or falling costs, that’s had a dissipating impact on the market for two decades.

In the short term, Japan’s market is weathering the impact of a rise in sales tax which was needed to help mend shattered government finances. The market probably contracted in April-June after soaring at a 6.7 percent annualized rate in the first quarter when spending, to defeat the tax increase, increased dramatically.


A fresh government is boldly assuring to revoke the economical game in India and whether or not it delivers, China could be within several years outshone by India as the area’s fastest-growing market. At the moment, however, the Indian market is close to bedridden.

A rough international economic climate was part of the issue in India. But fickle government policy-making that cooled new investment by local and foreign companies was also a substantial perpetrator and added to the drag from India’s Soviet-like bureaucracy.

They dropped to settle below 5 percent although officials had some reason because growth rates were approaching those amounts.

One catch for the remainder of Asia is that the substantial reliance on imported petroleum in India means many of the advantages of more rapid increase would flow to other petroleum companies and the Middle East. More Powerful Indian interest in petroleum could also jack up costs, troubling neighbors also reliant.

Partially for motives that are ethnic, Indians are prodigious importers of gold gold imports might be boosted by economic recovery but at the expense of an airlift that is greater in imports of manufactured goods.

Asia Markets Face Tough Times as Beijing and Tokyo Plea for Calm

Asian stock markets started the week with no clear direction in the absence of Tokyo closed for a holiday. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng remains close to balance (+0.1%), while the Shanghai Composite lost 1.1%, and 0.3% yield in Seoul. For its part, the Taiwan Stock Exchange advance 0.3%, 0.5%, and Sydney wins Singapore at 0.2%. Only the Bombay Stock Exchange is characterized by an increase of 0.8% after the announcement by the government-shock of opening up the Indian market to foreign competition in the distribution and air transport.

After the relief provided by the Fed on Thursday night (purchase of $ 40 billion per month of mortgages securitized), investors find some caution against a still uncertain global economic situation. On the foreign exchange market, the dollar continues to erode at a $ 1.3136 Euro (0.04% for the latter) in interbank trading in Asia, while the raw materials benefit from a deferral of investors to tangible assets. Gold gained 0.25% to $ 1,774 an ounce, while the WTI oil remains near $ 100 a barrel to $ 99.10 (+0.1%). On equity markets, the values ​​related to its popular base materials, including Sydney, hence the title BHP Billiton gained 2.9% and that of its rival Rio Tinto ahead at 1.7%.

The Tokyo Stock Exchange is closed, she could not respond to violent protests that erupted this weekend in 85 cities in China against Japanese interests. The tension between Beijing and Tokyo on the sovereignty of a chain of islands in the China Sea that both countries argue … Shops and production facilities and Panasonic Toyota Motors have been especially targeted and suffered damage … Yesterday, the Premier Minister of Japan Yoshihiko Noda asked Chinese authorities to ensure the safety of its citizens and its economic interests …

In addition, Hong Kong property companies are struggling this morning after the government announced measures to calm speculation in the property market of Hong Kong, became the most expensive in the world, partly because of the influx of buyers from mainland China. Finally, in India, investors welcomed the government’s plan to allow foreign groups to intervene in retailing, while they were so far limited to wholesale. Foreigners may also acquire a minority stake of up to 49% in the capital of Indian airlines, announced Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Among the most spectacular movements observed this morning in Bombay, the action of the distributor Pantaloon Retail India jumped by over 17% and Kingfisher Airlines, a private airline in financial trouble, jumped nearly 20%!