Tortola Capital Reports Asian Markets Weak Amid Speculation over U.S. Economic Performance

The Asian stock markets performed poorly as investors awaited an indication of the performance of major U.S. companies, reports the Tortola Capital Investment team.
 
Jan. 27, 2010 - PRLog -- The Asian stock markets performed poorly as investors awaited an indication of the performance of major U.S. companies, reports the Tortola Capital Investment team. In Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 stock average dropped 36.30 points to 10,818.78, amid speculation that Japan Airlines would file for bankruptcy protection Tuesday. This concludes many months of conjecture about the airlines’ fate.

Analysts from Tortola Capital report that Hong Kong's Hang Seng also fell, losing 36.52 points, or 0.2 percent, to 21,422.05. Markets in Taiwan and Singapore also fell, but South Korea's market was up 3.43 points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,715.21. China’s market also beat the trend, and rose 0.3% to 3,246.87.

Quarterly reports from banking giants like Citigroup Inc. and Wells Fargo are due this week, and once they are released we can expect the Asian markets to adjust, reports Henry Marshall, CEO of Tortola Capital. Weak market performances are also due to higher oil prices in Asia, he explains. Crude oil for February delivery climbed 36 cents to $78.36 a barrel this week.

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