Skip to comments.The Tokyo Stock Exchange Fell 2.72% In Mid-Session, After Obama’s Speech (Friday Trading)
Posted on 01/21/2010 7:46:38 PM PST by kristinn
The Tokyo Stock Exchange fell 2.72% Friday mid-session after the announcement by U.S. President Barack Obama steps to limit the size and activities of banks.
A break from 11.00 am (0200 GMT) the Nikkei 225 index of blue chips lost 295.40 points (-2.72%) at 10,573.01 points. Losses as high as 2.99% during the morning, the Nikkei touching its lowest level during the meeting since December 28 last.
President Obama attacked head-banks Thursday in announcing his intention to enter into law measures that restrict their size and their activities to stop the excesses that led to the crisis.
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Failures seem to follow in his wake.
Oh stop worrying. Just print more Yen!
Down -313.21 ( - 2.88%)
At the moment.
Japan's Nikkei 225 was down 3.0%, Australia's S&P/ASX 200 was 1.9% lower and South Korea's Kospi Composite was down 2.5%.
Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index fell 2.5%, Taiwan's main index was down 2.4% and the Shanghai Composite was 2.2% lower. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were 12 points higher in screen trade.
Elsewhere, New Zealand's NZX-50 was down 1.1%, Philippine shares were 1.1% lower, Malaysian shares were down 0.8%, while Singapore's Straits Times Index lost 1.8%, Thai shares were off 1.4% and India's Sensex was down 1.8%.
That's good news if it means that banks will now require 20% down and a verifiable income. When people have skin in the game, they treat their property seriously.
But somehow I don't think CRA is the "excess" he is thinking about.
Just about all the Asian markets are down at the moment. The Nikkei is now down 2.89%, and several other major markets down more than 2%.
This could also be in response to the 2% drop in the DJIA today.
Yeah. Reuters is also saying it was Obama’s announcement.
Tokyo down 288 (-2.65%)
HK down 536 (-2.57%)
India down 423 (-2.42%)