Asian Stock Indexes

Saya pikir wave C atau wave 3 down (saya nggak tahu yang mana) sudah mulai……, sudah bisa ngeshort lagi.
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IHSG bottomnya di berapa, mas Imam ?
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Kalau dari segi TA, lebih baik tanya tante ratu Index atau ratu Margin. Kalau koreksi ini adalah siklus 4 tahunan yang seharusnya datang tahun lalu, maka koreksinya bisa sampai 30%. Tunggu aja bulan oktober, mungkin bottom nya ada disana. Kelihatannya US$ akan menguat dengan adanya credit crunch di US, untuk beberapa bulan, sebelum the FED mengglontorkan liquidity lagi.
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Wah berarti rates plateau sudah terjadi dong yah, berikutnya rates downfall dong. Moga2 terjadi deh, biar bisa mulai bentuk base portfolio yg baru.
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Asia Stocks Week Ahead-Still shaky, eyes on Fed meeting By Ian Chua HONG KONG, March 16 (Reuters) - Asian stocks are in for another rough ride in the week ahead amid worries about U.S. subprime mortgage woes and receding risk appetite, and as investors await the outcome of a U.S. interest rate meeting. In Hong Kong, investors are bracing for a flurry of earnings results from major firms such as conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa <0013> and sister property firm Cheung Kong <0001>, China Mobile Ltd. <0941> and PetroChina <0857>. The Federal Reserve will hold a policy-setting meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday, but no rate move is expected. Investors, though, will be looking closely for clues to future U.S. rate action. Growth concerns and fears of possible contagion from the troubled U.S. subprime mortgage lending sector may see the Fed cut rates in the third quarter, the latest Reuters poll showed. MSCI''s index of Asia Pacific stocks <MSCIAP> had its third volatile week. The market gauge has fallen about 5 percent from the peak set on Feb. 27, but was off a near 2-month low plumbed on March 5. Despite the recent big declines, many analysts remain optimistic about the outlook for Asian markets, believing the long-term uptrend remains intact. ABN AMRO analyst Mun Hon Tham said further downside to regional equities markets was limited, given the global economy was not facing a sharp slowdown and growth looked likely to rebound by the end of the first half of 2007. "In fact, our global economics team is projecting 2007 GDP growth at 2.7 percent for the U.S., 2.6 percent for the EU and 2.2 percent for Japan. This is hardly an environment for a bear market, in our view," he said. – FACTORS TO WATCH (FOR WEEK STARTING MARCH 19) ** For Asian company earnings, see ** Key U.S. earnings/data (for Wall Street report, see ) Tuesday - Feb housing starts, building permits - Fed two-day interest rate meeting starts Wednesday - Fed meeting outcome - Morgan Stanley <MS> Q1 Friday - Feb existing home sales – ** IN JAPAN (for Tokyo report, see ) Stocks are likely to rise in the week ahead, led by gains in companies that rely on the domestic economy. "Shares dependent on domestic demand are likely to be the main focus of the market as investors are concerned about U.S. economy and the currency," said Shinji Igarashi, equity manager of Chuo Securities'' sales department. The Nikkei <N225> is likely to move between 16,500 and 17,300 points, Igarashi added. Monday - Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan announces chip book-to-bill ratio for Feb - Reuters Tankan for March - Bank of Japan starts two-day policy meeting Tuesday - BOJ ends two-day policy meeting - BOJ monthly economic report - BOJ Governor Toshihiko Fukui news conference Wednesday - National holiday, markets closed Thursday - Q1 business survey index - Feb trade balance data Friday - All industries index for January - BOJ quarterly flow of funds data for Oct-Dec – ** IN KOREA (for Seoul report, see ) Stocks are seen staying under pressure due to worries about the U.S. economy and as investors keep a close eye on the outcome of the U.S. central bank meeting. "Markets will not be relieved from worries over the U.S. mortgage sector next week, and will have a close eye on the outcome of the Federal Reserve meeting," said Kim Joong-hyun, an analyst at Goodmorning Shinhan Securities. "South Korean markets will move in correlation with U.S. markets, while steel, machinery and paper stocks with solid fundamentals are seen continuing their limited gains." Wednesday - revised Q4 GDP data - MetLife International CEO''s news conference – ** IN HONG KONG (for Hong Kong report, see ) Investors will be keeping their eyes on a batch of profit results from major firms such as China Mobile, a series of U.S. economic indicators and a pair of new stocks due to list on the local bourse. "We''ll still be watching overseas markets," said Steven Leung, director at UOB Kay Hian Holdings. "The market will also be focused on IPOs because we can''t make money in the secondary market. Most of the funds will go into the IPOs." China''s Intime Department Store (Group) Co. will begin trade on Tuesday, while China Agri-Industries Holdings <0606>, which started investing in biofuel and biochemical business in early 2006, and is a spinoff of COFCO International Ltd. <0506>, will start trading on Wednesday. Monday - Earnings: Air China Ltd. <0753>; Hong Kong and China Gas Co. Ltd. <0003>; PetroChina Co. Ltd. <0857> Tuesday - Earnings: Hutchison Telecommunications International Ltd. <2332>; Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Ltd. <0349>; TOM Group <2383>; Sino Land <0083> - Unemployment data, Dec-Feb Wednesday - Earnings: China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd. <0941>, China Overseas Land & Investment Ltd. <0688>, Li & Fung Ltd. <0494>, Tencent Holdings Ltd. <0700>, Wharf (Holdings) Ltd. <0004>; Henderson Land Development <0012> Thursday - Earnings: Bank of China Ltd. <3988>, BOC Hong Kong (Holdings) Ltd. <2388>, Cheung Kong (Holdings) Ltd. <0001>, Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. <0013>, COSCO Pacific Ltd. <1199>, Kerry Properties Ltd. <0683> - Feb. consumer price index Friday - Earnings: China Oilfield Services Ltd. <2883>; China Shenhua Energy Co. Ltd. <1088> – ** IN AUSTRALIA/NZ (for Sydney/Wellington report, see ) The Australian market looks set for another week of choppy trade, with uncertainties over the impact of growing losses in the U.S. subprime mortgage market likely to keep investors sidelined. "The volatility we have seen for the last few weeks is going to continue," said Jamie Spiteri, senior dealer at Shaw Stockbroking. "Global markets have been affected by these uncertainties and it is going to overhang markets here in the short term," he added. Dealers said given a dearth of domestic economic data during the week, investors will be keeping a close eye on the outcome of the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting. Tuesday - Q4 dwelling starts 0030 GMT Wednesday - Feb new vehicle sales 0030 GMT - David Jones <DJS> H1 results Thursday - Colorado''s <CDO> 2006 full year results Friday - Nufarm <NUF> H1 results – ** IN TAIWAN (for Taiwan report, see ) Taiwan stocks could take a breather after hitting a two-week closing high as investors retreat to the sidelines and await any signs of strong recovery in corporate fundamentals. But the downside should be limited as domestic fund managers are buying shares to boost portfolios before books close for the first quarter. "We don''t rule out funds flowing to financials and some traditional industry issues because the tech sector has risen a lot recently," said Chiang Chen-sheng, manager of Masterlink Investment Advisory. Taiwan''s main TAIEX share index <TWII> ended up 0.31 percent at 7,719.80 on Friday and has risen 5 percent from the year''s trough hit on March 5. But Chiang said selling pressure remains heavy when the TAIEX approaches the quarterly moving average near 7,728 points. He expected to see support at 7,550 points in the new week. Monday - Taipei Foreign Correspondent''s Club (TFCC) media briefing on Taiwan markets by investment bank strategists Tuesday - Banking and Finance Technology Forum 2007 Thursday - Merrill Lynch''s three-day "Taiwan Technology and Beyond" conference starts - Feb jobless data Friday - Citigroup "Taiwan Mini Conference 2007" – ** IN SOUTHEAST ASIA (for SE Asia report, see ) Markets are likely to remain edgy because investors are concerned about a possible slowdown in the U.S. economy. Peter Chiang, a fund manager at DBS Asset Management, which manages $7 billion in assets, said the markets may take a couple of weeks to settle. "The way the markets are acting shows you they are concerned about growth (in the United States)," he said. Monday - Singapore Feb manufacturing data Wednesday - Malaysia Feb CPI and auto sales data Thursday - Listing of RCBC shares sold via follow-on offering in the Philippines – ** IN SOUTH ASIA (for Mumbai report, see ) Trading is expected to remain volatile for India shares as uncertainty about whether the market correction has run its course continues to worry investors. Sandeepa Vig Arora, vice-president at local brokerage India Infoline, said she hadn''t seen any foreign inflows. "In fact we have seen more selling pressure than anything else. And funds are still choosing to stay in cash to a certain extent," she said. Foreign funds have been net sellers of Indian shares so far in March, selling a net $194.3 million worth of shares on March 14, a day when the benchmark fell 3.5 percent. – TABLE OF INDEX PERFORMANCE: (March 16 at 0710 GMT) Latest % change week ytd* 2006 Nikkei 225 <N225> 16,744.15 -2.45 -2.80 +6.92 KOSPI <KS11> 1,427.88 +0.30 -0.46 +3.99 S&P/ASX 200 <AXJO> 5,836.30 +0.10 +2.93 +19.03 TAIEX <TWII> 7,719.80 +2.00 -1.33 +19.48 HANG SENG <HSI> 18,993.26 -0.71 -4.84 +34.20 STI <STI> 3,086.29 -1.83 +3.36 +27.20 SENSEX <BSESN> 12,434.65 -3.50 -9.81 +46.70 SSE COMP <SSEC> 2,930.48 -0.25 +9.53 +130.43 *year-to-date – (Additional reporting by Geraldine Chua in SYDNEY, Aiko Hayashi in TOKYO, Rita Chang in HONG KONG, Yeon-hee Kim in SEOUL, Devidutta Tripathy in MUMBAI, Saeed Azhar in SINGAPORE and Baker Li in TAIWAN) ((Reporting by Ian Chua, editing by Kim Coghill; ian.chua@reuters.com; Reuters Messaging: ian.chua.reuters.com@reuters.net; +852 9389-0815)) For top Asian company news, double click on U.S. company news European company news U.S. weekly outlook European weekly outlook Forex news Global Economy news Tech/Telecoms/Media Banking news Politics/General news Asia Macro data <ASIATODAY> LIVE PRICES & DATA: World Stocks <0> Asian Stocks <0> Dow Jones/NASDAQ <DJI>/<IXIC> Nikkei <N225> FTSE 100 <FTSE> Debt <0> <EURIBOR> Currency rates <AFX> <EFX> <NFX> Keywords: MARKETS ASIA WEEKAHEAD Sunday, 18 March 2007 08:24:22RTRS {C}ENDS
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Asia Stocks Week Ahead-Markets seen firm after rebound By Ian Chua HONG KONG, March 23 (Reuters) - After a confidence-boosting week that saw Chinese mainland stocks reach a new peak, Asian shares look set to extend their rise in coming sessions, barring any new worries about the health of the U.S. economy. A string of key data in the United States, Asia''s top export market, from new home sales for February to fourth-quarter economic growth and March consumer sentiment will be in focus in the week ahead. In Hong Kong, corporate earnings will take centre stage with CNOOC Ltd. <0883>, China top offshore oil and gas firm, and China Unicom Ltd. <0762> among key firms reporting. "While shares have retraced much of the falls experienced during the recent correction, there is still a risk of turbulence ahead in the short-term," said Sydney-based Shane Oliver, head of investment strategy at AMP Capital Investors. Uncertainty over U.S. and global growth may linger for a while yet and the crisis in the U.S. mortgage market has further to run, he added. MSCI''s measure of shares in the Asia Pacific region <MSCIAP> climbed about 3 percent in the week, boosted in part by the Federal Reserve''s latest policy statement, which investors saw as less hawkish than the central bank''s previous stance. The market gauge is now just 2 percent away from the record high set on Feb. 27 and about 5 percent above the trough plumbed on March 5, after a sell-off in Chinese mainland stocks on Feb. 27 sparked a global market rout. – FACTORS TO WATCH (FOR WEEK STARTING MARCH 26) ** For Asian company earnings, see ** Key U.S. earnings/data (for Wall Street report, see ) Monday - Feb. new home sales Tuesday - March consumer confidence Wednesday - Feb. durable goods Thursday - Q4-final real GDP, core PCE prices - Q4 corporate profits Friday - Feb. personal income, March New York NAPM, Chicago PMI - March-final Reuters/UMich sentiment – ** IN JAPAN (for Tokyo report, see ) The Nikkei share average is expected to keep recovering after setting a three-week high on Friday, as investors turn their attention from U.S. subprime mortgage problems to corporate earnings growth with the approach of the end-March book closings. A halt to the yen''s rebound against the dollar has also eased concerns that a stronger currency may hurt earnings of Japanese exporters, providing support to share prices. But the market''s upside is likely to be limited, as investors are reluctant to buy stocks actively before the new business year starts in April. A series of economic data, including U.S. home sales and Japanese industrial production, will also add to the cautious stance of investors. "The market is coming out of a corrective phase, and investor sentiment is likely to improve gradually," said Kenji Kobata, managing director at the research department of Ace Securities. The Nikkei <N225> is likely to move between 17,300 and 17,700 next week, he added. Monday - Bank of Japan releases minutes of its policy-setting meeting on Feb. 20-21. - Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan announces January orders in Japan for chip gear. Tuesday - Bank of Japan releases corporate services price index for February. - Earnings: Maruzen Co. Ltd. <8236>, Mitsui High-tec Inc. <6966>, Oracle Corp Japan <4716> Wednesday - Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan announces Feb. orders for Japanese chip gear. Thursday - Feb. retail sales data; nationwide CPI, jobless rate, household spending and wage earnings - Feb. industrial output; automobile production, export figures. – ** IN KOREA (for Seoul report, see ) Shares are seen testing a record 1,471.04 points hit on Feb. 23 as the risk aversion that roiled global markets earlier this month continue to recede, with investors seen buying into sectors such as banks and steel makers expected to post solid profits. However, trading is likely to be volatile, with investors still cautious about the U.S. economy and mindful that companies will begin to report earnings starting in April. "Given the markets'' rising trends, touching an all-time high is possible next week. But given how fast we''ve rebounded from our lows late last month, there may not be a lot of further upside," said Kim Hak-kyun, an analyst at Korea Investment and Securities. Monday - Q1 consumer survey index (2100 GMT, Sunday) Thursday - Feb. industrial output, 1:30 p.m. (0430 GMT) - Korea Exchange Bank <004940> annual shareholders'' meeting, 10 a.m. (0100 GMT) Friday - Feb. service sector output, 1:30 p.m. (0430 GMT) - Woori Financial Group <053000> annual shareholders'' meeting, 9 a.m. (0000 GMT) – ** IN HONG KONG (for Hong Kong report, see ) Investors are hoping for more upside earnings surprises in the coming days as Hong Kong continues its reporting season following a week of mixed results. "The market will continue to be driven by earnings," said Andy Lam, associate director at Harris Fraser (International). "The blue chips'' results have been in-line, but the China-related shares have more upside. I expect the trend to continue." Monday - Results: China Telecom Corp. Ltd. <0728> Tuesday - Land Auction - Cheung Chau site - Results: Shangri-La Asia Ltd. <0069>; Shimao Property Holdings Ltd. <0813>; Wednesday - Results: China COSCO Holdings Co. Ltd. <1919>; Denway Motors Ltd. <0203>; Kingboard Laminates Holdings Ltd. <1888>; PCCW Ltd. <0008> Thursday - Results: China Everbright Ltd. <0165>; China Unicom Ltd. <0762>; CNOOC Ltd. <0883>; SMIC <0981>; Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Co. Ltd. <0338> Friday - Results: China Resources Land Ltd. <1109>; Datang International Power Generation Co. Ltd. <0991>; Melco International Development Ltd. <0200> – ** IN AUSTRALIA/NZ (for Sydney/Wellington report, see ) Volatility will remain a key feature in the Australian market, while worries over a potential increase in domestic interest rates – possibly as early as next month – are likely to pressure the market. "People are still quite optimistic about the economic scenario, but the thing that is weighing on the market is our interest rates especially after the Reserve Bank''s comments that were quite hawkish," said Martin Arnold, equities economist at Commonwealth Securities. "While we feel that it is unlikely that there is an increase in the next meeting, there''s still a fear that that might happen." Monday - Earnings: Coles Group <CGJ>, Sigma Pharmaceuticals <SIP> Thursday - Ten Network. <TEN> H1 earnings - Feb. jobs vacancies 0130 GMT Friday - Feb. private sector credit 0130 GMT – ** IN TAIWAN (for Taiwan report, see ) Selling pressure is likely to emerge soon given a lack of drivers to boost tech shares and the index could see some profit taking if it hits around 8,000 points. "In the short-term there is no catalyst to move the market," said Primasia Securities analyst Takao Fujiki. On the technical charts, Taiwan''s 14-day relative strength index is close to reaching overbought territory, which could prompt some investors to sell, said Fujiki. Monday - Feb. money supply data Tuesday - Fitch Ratings global structured finance conf - 4th Samsung Mobile Solution Forum news conference - Feb. leading indicators Wednesday - ProMOS Technologies Inc. <5387> media event – ** IN SOUTHEAST ASIA (for SE Asia report, see ) Regional markets are expected to stay in a narrow range over the coming week as investors mull the prospect of slower growth in the United States and its impact on Asian markets. "The biggest issue is the U.S. and we are not talking just about the subprime market problems," said Justin Kendrick, fund manager at Binjai Hill Acorn Fund, which focuses on mid-cap Asian stocks. "The fundamentals in Asia are good but if there is a repricing in global assets, it will have an impact on Asia. There is a lot of cash sitting on the side." Monday - Singapore Feb Manufacturing Output - Malaysia PM speaks at Islamic Finance conference - Indonesia WHO meeting on bird flu Tuesday - Singapore First Ship Trust listing - Malaysia annual world renewable energy summit. - Philippines releases data on Jan external trade - Indonesia Asia Dev Bank outlook for 2007 - Indonesia Bank Mega EGM Wednesday - Malaysia Bank Negara money supply for February - Philippines Ayala Land AGM - Philippine Globe Telecom AGM Thursday - Bank of Philippine Islands AGM Friday - Bank of Thailand monthly data for Jan/Feb - Philippine central bank data on Feb liquidity – ** IN SOUTH ASIA (for Mumbai report, see ) Indian shares are seen trading sideways with a downward bias in the new week, ahead of the expiry of the monthly derivative contracts and on fears a possible interest rate rise could crimp corporate profits. "The derivatives settlement is a big determinant for the next week''s market conditions," said V.K. Sharma, head of research at Anagram Stock Broking Ltd. "The stocks need to take a breather for some time." Stock futures contracts expire on the last Thursday of each month, although most of the positions are rolled over to the following month. Foreign funds have been net sellers of Indian shares so far in March and trimmed their total investment to $1.05 billion this year. – TABLE OF INDEX PERFORMANCE: (March 23, at 0725 GMT) Latest % change week ytd* 2006 Nikkei 225 <N225> 17,480.61 +4.40 +1.48 +6.92 KOSPI <KS11> 1,447.38 +1.37 +0.90 +3.99 S&P/ASX 200 <AXJO> 5,952.30 +1.99 +4.98 +19.03 TAIEX <TWII> 7,859.32 +1.81 +0.46 +19.48 HANG SENG <HSI> 19,685.14 +3.86 -1.40 +34.20 STI <STI> 3,213.43 +4.71 +7.55 +27.20 SENSEX <BSESN> 13,375.52 +7.60 -2.98 +46.70 SSE COMP <SSEC> 3,074.29 +4.91 +14.91 +130.43 *year-to-date – (Additional reporting by Geraldine Chua in SYDNEY, Hiral Vora in MUMBAI, Rita Chang in HONG KONG, Rafael Nam in SEOUL, Sheena Lee in TAIWAN, Aya Takada in TOKYO and Doreen Siow in SINGAPORE) ((Reporting by Ian Chua, editing by Alex Richardson; ian.chua@reuters.com; Reuters Messaging: ian.chua.reuters.com@reuters.net; +852 9389-0815)) For top Asian company news, double click on U.S. company news European company news U.S. weekly outlook European weekly outlook Forex news Global Economy news Tech/Telecoms/Media Banking news Politics/General news Asia Macro data <ASIATODAY> LIVE PRICES & DATA: World Stocks <0> Asian Stocks <0> Dow Jones/NASDAQ <DJI>/<IXIC> Nikkei <N225> FTSE 100 <FTSE> Debt <0> <EURIBOR> Currency rates <AFX> <EFX> <NFX> Keywords: MARKETS ASIA WEEKAHEAD=2 Friday, 23 March 2007 15:08:14RTRS {C}ENDS
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Asia Stocks Week Ahead-Eyes on oil, energy stocks By Ian Chua HONG KONG, March 30 (Reuters) - With oil prices back on investors'' radar screens, Asian energy stocks are likely to stay in focus in the week ahead, but worries that higher energy costs will crimp corporate profits may sap the wider market. In Australia, a central bank policy meeting will be closely watched amid speculation of an interest rate hike, and all eyes in Japan will be on the central bank''s quarterly tankan survey of corporate sentiment due on Monday. Major U.S. data, including the influential non-farm payrolls jobs report, will also feature in a truncated week for many regional markets due to the Easter Good Friday and local holidays. "Investors will be hoping for some light to be shed on the stagflationary stalemate. Housing remains weak but the Federal Reserve isn''t keen on cutting rates with inflation still uncomfortably high," said Craig James, chief equities economist at Commonwealth Securities in Sydney. Asian stocks took a breather in the past week, with MSCI''s measure of Asia Pacific stocks <MSCIAP> down slightly after U.S. crude briefly touched seven-month highs just above $68 a barrel mid-week, driven by escalating tensions between Iran and the West. – FACTORS TO WATCH (FOR WEEK STARTING APRIL 2) ** For Asian company earnings, see ** Key U.S. earnings/data (for Wall Street report, see ) Monday - March ISM manufacturing data Wednesday - Feb. factory orders, Feb. revised durable goods - March ISM non-manufacturing Friday - U.S. stock markets closed, bond markets open - March non-farm payrolls – ** IN JAPAN (for Tokyo report, see ) Stocks are likely to take their cues from the Bank of Japan''s quarterly tankan survey of business sentiment on Monday. Better-than-expected industrial output data on Friday had raised hopes for the tankan, said Toru Otsuka, deputy general manager of investment information at Mizuho Investors Securities. "There''s a chance the tankan might beat estimates," he said. Investors will also be looking to see if the new financial year brings new funds into the market. "Every year people have hopes of new money flowing in, but the fact is Japanese institutional investors just aren''t that aggressive," Otsuka said. The Nikkei <N225> is likely to move between 17,100 and 17,800, he said. Monday - Bank of Japan quarterly tankan survey Wednesday - BOJ Deputy Governor Toshiro Muto speech at economic forum - Earnings: Aeon Co. <8267> Friday - Preliminary leading indicators for February – ** IN KOREA (for Seoul report, see ) Shares are seen flat, with little room for the KOSPI <KS11> to hit a new record, ahead of a slew of economic reports, including consumer confidence, and ahead of corporate earnings results due from the second week of April. However, shares get lift should the United States and South Korea conclude a free trade agreement over the weekend, although no major falls are expected should the talks fail, with one trader saying "nothing would really change". "With earnings results coming out soon and several economic indicators to go through, I don''t expect big changes in the market," said Kim Hak-kyun, an analyst at Korea Investment and Securities. Monday - March business survey index (2100 GMT, Sunday) - March import and export data (0100 GMT) - March CPI, 1:30 p.m. (0430 GMT) - Hynix <000660> CEO news conf (0200 GMT) Thursday - Green Book report on recent economic trends 11 a.m. (0200 GMT) - March consumer expectation index (0430 GMT) – ** IN HONG KONG (for Hong Kong report, see ) Demand for new stocks is expected to be robust but trading is seen quiet ahead of a five-day weekend holiday due to begin on Thursday. CITIC 1616, a telecoms services spin-off of Beijing-run conglomerate Citic Pacific <0267>, is set to list on Tuesday after raising US$270 million in a Hong Kong IPO. Country Garden Holdings Co., which is raising as much as $1.66 billion in the largest-ever IPO by a Chinese property developer, will open the retail portion of its offering on April 3. "The focus should be on the IPO market," said Philip Chan, head of research at CAF Securities. "Over the last two months, markets have been choppy, but the IPO market keeps delivering good short-term performance." Monday - Results: China Netcom Group Corp. (Hong Kong) Ltd. <0906>; Dongfang Electrical Machinery Co. Ltd. <1072> Tuesday - Results: Huaneng Power International, Inc. <0902>; Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd. <1398> - CITIC 1616 Holdings Ltd. <1883> debuts Wednesday - China Resources Enterprise <0291> result Thur-Mon - Financial markets closed for holidays, trading to resume on Tuesday, April 10 – ** IN AUSTRALIA/NZ (for Sydney/Wellington report, see ) Investors in Australia are likely to tread cautiously on speculation that the Reserve Bank of Australia might raise interest rates as early as April 4, though dealers say strong liquidity flows are likely to support the broader market. "I think there''s a lot of talk but not a lot of substance to that necessarily. However, I think there''s an expectation of another rate rise this year and it is just a matter of timing," said Guy Hutchings, chief investment officer at MFS Investment Management Ltd. A Reuters poll of 21 analysts gave a 45 percent chance of a rise in the 6.25 percent cash rate . However, dealers said that the high level of liquidity in the market meant that investors will continue to look for bargains, supporting the overall market. Monday - Retails sales February, 0130 GMT - Building approvals February, 0130 GMT - Oxiana <OXR> full year results Tuesday - Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) policy meeting - Trade balance February, 0130 GMT Wednesday - RBA policy decision, 2330 GMT - QBE Insurance Group Ltd. <QBE> AGM - Bank of Queensland Ltd. <BOQ> annual results Fri-Mon - Australia, New Zealand markets closed – ** IN TAIWAN (for Taiwan report, see ) Taiwan stocks may consolidate in a tight range ahead of a four-day holiday as investors wait for first-quarter sales results to be released by TSMC <2330> and other tech firms. "TSMC and some chip packaging companies should post better results in Q1 vs Q4, because the industry has bottomed out," said Victor Liu, an assistant vice president of Prudential Financial with T$100 billion (US$3.0 billion) assets under management. "Other firms, though, would probably post a 10 percent drop during the same period." Liu saw the main stock index <TWII> hovering at 7,700 - 7,900 points in the week. The index closed 0.46 percent higher to a five-week high at 7,884.41 on Friday. Wednesday - March consumer prices Thur-Fri - Taipei financial markets closed for holidays – ** IN SOUTHEAST ASIA (for SE Asia report, see ) Markets are likely to be capped as investors, already fretting about higher oil prices, retreat to the sidelines in a holiday-shortened week. A dealer at a Singapore-based brokerage house said markets were likely to trade sideways because of concerns over oil prices and a shorter week. But HSBC strategist Garry Evans was positive about Indonesia, the only market in Southeast Asia he is overweight in. "The economy is one of the few in Asia likely to grow faster this year than last, as it picks up from the interest rate-induced slowdown in 2006," he said. Evans said Indonesian stocks trading at an average price-earnings ratio of 12.6 times 12-month earnings were not overvalued and earnings growth forecasts of 24 percent this year and 18 percent next year looked conservative. Monday - Singapore Q1 property price index flash estimates - Indonesian March inflation, export-import data - Thailand March inflation data Tuesday - February Thai external trade data Wednesday - Embraer <EMBR3> press conference in Singapore on its investment and expansion plans for Asia - Philippines March inflation, 9 a.m. Thursday - Philippines markets closed Friday - Singapore, Philippines, Indonesian, Thai markets closed – ** IN SOUTH ASIA (for Mumbai report, see ) Indian shares are seen trading cautiously, with technology firms in focus ahead of the quarterly earnings season due to begin by the second week of April. "The undertone is pretty weak," said Sejal Doshi, CEO at FinQuest Securities. "Negativity is building up on the IT sector ahead of the results because of the rising rupee and overall uncertainty in global markets." The Indian rupee has gained about 7.5 percent since hitting a three-year low last July. India''s export-focused technology firms are directly affected by a rising rupee as it eats into their margins. Foreign funds have been net sellers of Indian shares so far in March taking their total investment to nearly $1.5 billion this year. Friday - Market holiday, Good Friday – TABLE OF INDEX PERFORMANCE: (March 30, at 0700 GMT) Latest % change week ytd* 2006 Nikkei 225 <N225> 17,287.65 -1.10 +0.36 +6.92 KOSPI <KS11> 1,452.55 +0.36 +1.26 +3.99 S&P/ASX 200 <AXJO> 5,995.00 +0.72 +5.73 +19.03 TAIEX <TWII> 7,884.41 +0.32 +0.78 +19.48 HANG SENG <HSI> 19,819.56 +0.64 -0.73 +34.20 STI <STI> 3,243.90 +1.19 +8.64 +27.20 SENSEX <BSESN> 13,080.93 -1.55 -5.12 +46.70 SSE COMP <SSEC> 3,183.98 +3.57 +19.01 +130.43 *year-to-date – (Additional reporting by Geraldine Chua in SYDNEY, Rita Chang in HONG KONG, Hiral Vora in MUMBAI, Rafael Nam in SEOUL, David Dolan in TOKYO, Faith Hung in TAIWAN and Saeed Azhar in SINGAPORE) ((Reporting by Ian Chua, editing by Alex Richardson; ian.chua@reuters.com; Reuters Messaging: ian.chua.reuters.com@reuters.net; +852 9389-0815)) For top Asian company news, double click on U.S. company news European company news U.S. weekly outlook European weekly outlook Forex news Global Economy news Tech/Telecoms/Media Banking news Politics/General news Asia Macro data <ASIATODAY> LIVE PRICES & DATA: World Stocks <0> Asian Stocks <0> Dow Jones/NASDAQ <DJI>/<IXIC> Nikkei <N225> FTSE 100 <FTSE> Debt <0> <EURIBOR> Currency rates <AFX> <EFX> <NFX> Keywords: MARKETS ASIA WEEKAHEAD=2 Friday, 30 March 2007 15:37:02RTRS {C}ENDS
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bgm rekomendasi dari bu asti ttg nikkei ?
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bgm rekomendasi dari bu asti ttg nikkei ? Long term mulai uptrend, namun short/medium term masih ada kecenderungan turun dibawah 17000. Saya wait and see dulu smile
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bgm rekomendasi dari bu asti ttg nikkei ? Long term mulai uptrend, namun short/medium term masih ada kecenderungan turun dibawah 17000. Saya wait and see dulu smile thanks bu asti kl udah ada signal set up, jgn lupa ditulis di ksc ya smile
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