Friday, 5 April 2013

ASIAN STOCK

Asian shares fell on Friday after the Bank of Japan’s unprecedented monetary expansion drive prompted a global stock market rally and sank the yen overnight, while some investors turned to impending U.S. jobs data as concerns over the American economy rise.

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U.S. STOCK

U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday as weaker-than-expected economic data caused investors to trim positions ahead of Friday’s jobs report and U.S. defense secretary expressed concern over North Korea.

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DOLLAR

The dollar extended its gains against the yen and rose to as high as 97.06 yen on trading platform EBS, a level not seen since August 2009. The dollar last stood at 96.88 yen, up 0.6 percent on the day.

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EURO

The euro was last up 0.5 percent at 125.295 yen, after jumping 4.3 percent on Thursday, its biggest one-day rise against the yen since November 2008.

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U.S.CRUDE

U.S. crude was down $2.19 at $95 a barrel, having fallen to $94.89, just above the 50-day moving average at $94.64.

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U.S. TREASURY

Prices for U.S. Treasuries rose on Wednesday after tepid jobs and service sector data dampened hopes for key labor market figures due on Friday.

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