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dpa-AFX: Asian Markets Advance On Wall Street Lead

| Quelle: dpa-AFX Analysen
CANBERA (dpa-AFX) - Asian stock markets are trading higher on Thursday, lifted by the overnight strong gains on Wall Street after the Federal Reserve said it would remain patient on interest rate hikes. The Australian market is trading higher, led by gains in the resources sector thanks to an increase in commodity prices. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index is up 48.0 points or 0.9 percent at 5,209.9, after rising to 5,265.0 earlier. The broader All Ordinaries index, which rose to 5,239.4, is currently at 5,188.8, up 48.2 points or 0.9 percent from previous close. Among bank stocks, ANZ Bank and National Australia Bank are up 1.5 percent and 1.7 percent, respectively. Westpac (WBK) and Commonwealth Bank of Australia are up nearly 1 percent. Bendigo & Adelaide Bank and Bank of Queensland are up 1.6 percent and 1 percent, respectively. Among top miners, BHP Billiton (BHP) is moving up 2 percent, Rio Tinto (RIO) is up 1.8 percent, Newcrest Mining is advancing 4 percent and Fortescue Metals is rising over 5.5 percent. In the oil sector, Woodside Petroleum, Origin Energy and Oil Search are up 2 to 4 percent. Santos is up nearly 6 percent, while Caltex Australia is gaining about 1 percent. Challenger is rising nearly 9 percent. WorleyParsons, ALS and Monadelphous Group are moving up 6 to 7 percent. Iluka Resources, Treasury Wine Estates, QBE Insurance Group, Downer EDI, Orica, Beach Energy and CSR are up 3 to 5.2 percent. Meanwhile, Flight Centre Travel Group is declining over 8 percent after the company warned that earnings could decline as much as 4 percent this financial year. Transpacific Industries is down 5.7 percent and Amcor is lower by about 3 percent. In the currency market, the Australian dollar fell to a new 4-1/2 year low, declining to US$0.8107 in early trades. On Wednesday, the local unit had closed at US$0.8151. The Japanese stock market opened on a firm note this morning, lifted by overnight gains on Wall Street and a stronger dollar. Mirroring hectic buying across the board, the benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose as much as 428.1 points or 2.6 percent to 17,247.8. Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Marui Group, Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, Keisei Electric Railway, Isuzu Motors, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Hitachi Construction Machinery, Japan Steel Works, JGC Corp. and Dentsu Inc. gained 5 to 7 percent. Daiwa House Industry, Tokyo Electric Power, Yokohama Rubber, Japan Tobacco, Sony Corp. (SNE), Nissan Chemical Industries, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, JFE Holdings, Dai-ichi Life Insurance and Inpex Corp. were all up over 4 percent at the break. Nippon Express, Shizuoka Bank, Fuji Heavy Industries, Sumitomo Heavy Industries, JX Holdings, Citizen Holdings, T&D Holdings, Toyota Motor (TM), Mazda Motor, J Front Retailing, Tobu Railway and Yahoo Japan moved up 3 to 4 percent. Among the losers, Shiseido Co. and Kansai Electric Power declined over 3 percent each. Maruha Nichiro Corp., Sharp Corp. and Tokyo Tatemono were modestly lower. In the currency market, the U.S. dollar traded in the upper 118 yen range in early deals in Tokyo. The dollar is currently trading at 118.44 yen, against Wednesday's close of 117.40 yen. Among other markets in the Asia-Pacific region, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand and Taiwan are notably higher. Singapore is up with modest gains, while Shanghai and South Korea are trading weak. On Wall Street, stocks rose sharply on Wednesday, as traders reacted positively to the Federal Reserve's policy statement. The Fed said it would be patient with regard to interest rate hikes, while expressing little concern over the potential impact of plunging oil prices on inflation. In essence, it was a Fed reassurance to markets that it will take its time before withdrawing any further support for the recovering economy. The major averages ended the session near their best levels of the day. The Dow surged up 288.0 points or 1.7 percent to 17,356.9, the Nasdaq soared 96.5 points or 2.1 percent to 4,644.3 and the S&P 500 jumped 40.2 points or 2 percent to 2,012.9. Major European markets ended mixed on Wednesday. While the German DAX index edged down by 0.2 percent, the U.K.'s FTSE 100 index inched up by 0.1 percent and the French CAC 40 index gained 0.5 percent. U.S. crude oil ended higher for a second straight session on Wednesday, having touched an intraday high of near $59 a barrel after an official weekly oil report from the Energy Information Administration showed crude oil stockpiles in the U.S. to have dropped, albeit less than expected. Crude oil futures for January delivery ended up $0.54 or 1.0 percent at $56.47 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Copyright RTT News/dpa-AFX
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