- Title: Asian stocks rise as Clinton looks more likely to win elections
- Date: 8th November 2016
- Summary: TOKYO, JAPAN (NOVEMBER 8, 2016) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF TOKYO STOCK EXCHANGE (TSE) BUILDING SIGN READING (English): "JPX TOKYO STOCK EXCHANGE" ELECTRONIC STOCK BOARD ELECTRONIC STOCK BOARD SHOWING NIKKEI AVERAGE AT 17224.61 DOWN 18.09 POINTS TSE MARKET CENTER TSE STAFF WORKING TSE MARKET CENTER AND REVOLVING STOCK PRICE TICKER REVOLVING STOCK PRICE TICKER ELECTRONIC STOCK BOARD JPX GRAPHIC
- Embargoed: 23rd November 2016 01:25
- Keywords: election stocks Tokyo Seoul US
- Location: TOKYO, JAPAN/ SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
- City: TOKYO, JAPAN/ SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
- Country: Japan
- Topics: Economic Events,Equities Markets
- Reuters ID: LVA00157L2A11
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Japan's benchmark Nikkei stock average opened down at 17242.70 on Tuesday (November 8) briefly before heading higher as it followed other markets up with Democrat Hillary Clinton now looking more likely to win the U.S. presidential elections.
The Tokyo benchmark, Nikkei 225 rise was also aided by a weaker yen.
Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday that Japan will need to respond to currency market moves if results of the U.S. presidential election cause a sudden spike in the yen.
"If it were to affect currencies, we would need to watch and respond, as stability in currencies is always important," Aso told reporters after a cabinet meeting.
Aso made the remarks when asked about market speculation that the safe-haven currency could spike if Republican nominee Donald Trump won the presidential race due on Nov. 8.
South Korean shares opened higher with the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) up 0.30 percent at 2,003.57 points in the first 10 minutes of trading.
While polls last week showed U.S. Republican nominee candidate Donald Trump closing in on the Democratic nominee's lead, at least five major polls on Monday (November 7) showed Clinton still ahead.
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