Asia Markets Rally Resumes On Stimulus Hopes

Asia markets rally resumes on stimulus hopes

HONG KONG,(Pakistan Point News - 21st july,2016)- Asian markets mostly rose Thursday following a fresh Wall Street record as traders are pumped up by strong corporate results and expectations of fresh stimulus. After a slight stumble Tuesday and Wednesday caused by profit-taking, the equities rally resumed with Tokyo again leading the pack following a report that Japan is planning a new, giant stimulus programme. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is eyeing a package of at least 20 trillion yen -- about double the size initially expected -- to kickstart the economy from years of slumber and light a fire under torpid inflation, Kyodo News agency said. The likelihood of more yen flooding financial markets sent the currency tumbling, which in turn boosted stocks, particularly exporters who benefit from a weaker unit.