China's economy grew a welcome 6.8 percent in the first quarter of 2018 from a year earlier, official data showed on Tuesday, unchanged from the previous quarter.
"There are two stories here, one backward-looking and one forward-looking", said Robert Subbaraman, chief economist for Asia, excluding Japan, at Nomura in Singapore. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange finished 6.86 points, or 0.40 percent, higher at 1,736.22.
The S&P 500 Index gained to the highest in nearly a month and erased its loss for the year as investors turned their focus to the earnings season after there was no immediate reprisal to the USA -led missile strike in Syria and trade concerns took a back seat.
EMini futures for the S&P 500 sprang 0.6 percent higher in early trade, while Japan's Nikkei added 0.3 percent.
In Korea, technology shares were a mixed picture, with Samsung Electronics gaining 1.1% while manufacturing stocks were mostly lower.
"The markets are taking the surgical strike at the heart of Syria's chemical weapon programme in their stride as traders had priced in this outcome with a high degree of probability", Stephen Innes, head of Asia-Pacific trade at OANDA, said in a note.
Asian markets fell on Monday after a US-led strike on Syrian targets fuelled fresh geopolitical concerns over the Middle East.
Looking ahead, the USA earnings season kicks into high gear this week with Thomson Reuters data predicting profits at S&P 500 companies increased by 18.6 percent in the first quarter from a year ago, their biggest rise in seven years.
S&P 500 companies are expected to report an 18.6 percent jump in first-quarter profit, on average, the biggest rise in seven years, according to Thomson Reuters data.
The dollar index against a basket of six major currencies was little changed at 89.441 after losing 0.4% overnight.
The dollar inched up 0.2 percent on the yen to 107.53 yen, and away from last week's low around 106.62.
The euro was flat at $1.2380.
The pound rose to $1.4355, its highest since June 2016, with focus on data that could cement expectations of a May interest-rate increase from the Bank of England.
Property firms in Hong Kong took a hit on fears of an end to the era of low-interest rates as the city's de facto central bank was forced to support the local dollar, which is at 7.85 to the greenback, the lowest end of its band with the U.S. unit.
Aluminium hovered near seven-year highs reached the previous day after USA sanctions on Russian producer Rusal stirred supply concerns. Safe-haven assets eased in response, with yields on USA 10-year Treasury debt up two basis points at 2.84 percent.
United States crude oil futures rose 0.4% to $66.49 a barrel after tumbling almost 1.8% overnight as the concern over tension in the Middle East waned.
The four Voice season 14 singers with the most votes will move on, while presumably everyone else has to perform Tuesday. Not only were there tons of performances, but there was also real-time voting, at least for the East Coast.
The firm has "Overweight" rating given on Friday , October 14 by Barclays Capital. (NASDAQ: AAPL ) to report earnings on May, 1. North Star Investment Management Corp.'s holdings in Apple were worth $16,716,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Angle welcomed them to Raw, then revealed that Daniel Bryan demanded Miz (without The Miztourage) return to Smackdown. After the match, No Way Jose taunted Mahal. - New Raw stars Breezango scored an upset win on tonight's episode.
Using balloons to salvage the upper stage would allow the aerospace firm to re-use the module on future missions. Besides Musk, the rest of the investors were early Boring employees, according to the company.
It fall, as 39 investors sold MSFT shares while 1012 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 54 raised stakes. Dean Capital Management decreased Armstrong World Industries (AWI) stake by 15.43% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing.
Currently, the stock carries a price to earnings ratio of 0, a price to book ratio of 1.22, and a price to sales ratio of 1.13. Captivating a peek at sell-side analyst insights, we can understand that the recent mean target price for the company is $8.25.
Even as politicians throughout the country try to weaken unions, workers are still drawn to the needed leverage they provide. This is the first day back to school for many Oklahoma students following the two-week walkout by Oklahoma teachers.
OxygenOS 5.1.0 is rolling out to the OnePlus 5T and 5 now, and OnePlus says its broader rollout will begin "in a few days". This feature was supposed to be released with the OnePlus 6 however, this seems to be the precursor of the model.
Constellation Brands Inc has $28000 highest and $226.0 lowest target. (NYSE:STZ) on Friday, January 8 with " Buy " rating. University Of Notre Dame Du Lac increased Constellation Brands Inc (STZ ) stake by 35.87% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing.
First Manhattan stated it has 16,130 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. 1,146 were reported by Kelly Lawrence W & Associates Ca. It dived, as 60 investors sold INTC shares while 703 reduced holdings. 151 funds opened positions while 383 raised stakes.
Anticipated $0.01 EPS for IAMGOLD Corporation (IMG) on May, 8
Iamgold Corp (NYSE: IAG)'s price sits 4.51% above from its SMA 50 of $5.19 and -1.58% far from the SMA 200 which is at $5.63. Also, there are 3 buy, 0 sell and 0 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 1.78 average brokerage recommendation.
NBA playoffs are wide open, for once
The postseason has delivered so far one game in and the rookies have put together some masterful performances in their debuts. The Sixers will have Joel Embiid at full strength here (hopefully) and will be able to give James all he can handle.
Jaitley blames 'sudden and unusual' demand for cash crunch
The Centre on Tuesday admitted to the cash crunch and blamed it on uneven distribution of currency by the RBI across states. Similar situation is being faced by people in Vadodara, as people continue to face problem owing to cash crunch in ATMs.
Exane Derivatives Decreased Bco Santander Adr (SAN) Stake
ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: This piece was originally published by Enterprise Leader and is the property of of Enterprise Leader. According to the Analysts, the Low Estimate Earnings of the current Quarter is $0.5 whereas, High Estimate is $0.55.
Ecolab Inc. (ECL) Sets 12-Month High on April , 16
Moreover, Aqr Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability has 0.01% invested in The Children's Place, Inc. (NYSE:ECL) or 2,633 shares. Shelton reported 0.02% stake. (NYSE:ECL) earned "Buy" rating by UBS on Wednesday, November 1. (NYSE:ECL).
Former Seattle gorilla gives birth to baby boy
Zoo officials said his name means "little one" or "junior" in Lingala, a Bantu language spoken in certain areas of the Congo. They showed her photos of other gorillas and their babies and even introduced her to a stuffed gorilla baby for practice.
Wade on fire as Heat burn 76ers
Wade, who also had seven rebounds and three assists, was backed by 20 points from Goran Dragic and 18 points from James Johnson . Wade's play resembled his glory days at times and he carried the Heat in a sensational second quarter that was the difference.
(INTC) Shares Sold by Cubic Asset Management LLC
Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 259,082 shares of the company's stock, valued at $11,808,957.56. Laurion Mgmt Limited Partnership, a New York-based fund reported 5,800 shares. 7,485 were reported by Hartline Investment.
Hand look at extensive flood damage, rescue efforts on Kauai
As of Sunday night, some 40 evacuees remained at a Red Cross shelter, which had been set up at Hanalei Elementary School. Meanwhile, the Kalihiwai Reservoir has been inspected and deemed safe, allowing residents to return, the county said.