Moscow. January 29. Asian stock markets on Friday rose to its highest in two weeks, reported Bloomberg.
The composite index of the Asia-Pacific region MSCI Asia Pacific has increased with the opening of the market by 0.7%, while recovery continued for a third consecutive trading session.
Leaders enhancement act energy companies against the background of growth of oil quotations, including the price of shares of Chinese oil producer CNOOC Ltd. jumped 8.1%.
Quotations of March futures on the mark Brent on London’s ICE Futures exchange to 8:23 Moscow increased by 1,4% – to $to 34.36 per barrel. The contract prices for mark WTI for March in electronic trading on the new York Mercantile exchange had risen by 1.2% to $33,64 per barrel.
Japanese indexes Nikkei 225 and Topix at 8:14 have increased to 2,02% 1,87%.
The Bank of Japan, continuing the policy of stimulating business activity in conditions of growing risks in the global economy, on Friday for the first time imposed negative interest rates on Deposit accounts that financial institutions have at the Central Bank. After this news the rise of Topix was 3.1%.
The decision of the Japanese Central Bank came as a surprise to analysts: only six out of 42 respondents thought he can take this step at the January meeting.
Japanese oil producers Inpex and Japan Petroleum Exploration have risen in price more than 3%. At the same time severely dropped the prices of securities of banks, including Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group – 7.3%.
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index 8:19 Moscow time has risen on 1,95%.
China’s Shanghai Composite index by this time rose 2.72%. The decrease in this indicator since the beginning of this year decreased to 23% – the worst monthly result since October 2008.
Indicator Australian S&P/ASX 200 in the course of trading on Friday rose by 0.59%.
At the same time, South Korean Kospi fell 0.25%.