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Tokyo investors to eye China, US, Japan data next week

19 April 2014

AFP, Tokyo :
Tokyo investors will be watching the release of a string of data from the United States, China and Japan next week, after the benchmark Nikkei 225 index scratched back some of last week's big losses.
Among the figures in focus are US durable goods orders for March and HSBC's April manufacturing purchasing managers' index for China, both due Wednesday
Investors will also be keeping an eye on Japanese trade for March at the start of the week and inflation figures on Friday to see if there has been any early impact in prices from this month's sales tax hike.
Japan's first rate levy rise in 17 years, seen as crucial to taming its ballooning national debt, has stoked fears that the country's nascent recovery will come to a screeching halt as spending drops off.
On Friday, the benchmark Nikkei rose 0.68 percent in quiet trade as a weaker yen boosted exporter shares following a mixed session on Wall Street.
The index added 98.74 points to finish at 14,516.27, gaining 3.98 percent since Monday. The rally clawed back some of last week's losses when the Nikkei tumbled 7.3 percent-its biggest weekly drop since just after Japan's 2011 quake-tsunami disaster.
The headline index is down about 11 percent since the start of the year.
The broader Topix index of all first-section shares finished Friday's session up 0.58 percent, or 6.78 points, at 1,173.37. It rose 3.46 percent over the week.
Most major Asian markets were closed Friday for the Easter weekend.
"I'd like to think that there is a case for buying Japan on earnings, in the run-up to another blowout reporting season, but the market doesn't move unless foreign investors move, and they look like they're enjoying a slow, sleepy Easter weekend," said CLSA equities strategist Nicholas Smith.
Japanese exporters rose as the dollar strengthened to 102.43 in Tokyo, up from 102.39 yen in New York Thursday.
In share trading, Toyota rose 0.94 percent to 5,564 yen, Sony gained 1.25 percent to 1,932 yen and Sharp was up 1.47 percent at 276 yen.
Mobile phone carriers ended mixed with SoftBank adding 0.23 percent to 7,623 yen and NTT Docomo down 0.12 percent at 1,579 yen.

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