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Asian stocks start the first session of the week on a slight change in overall positive.

Asian stocks opened the week on green, boosted by Japan’s trade surplus, which boosted the performance of Japanese stock indexes leading the rallies on Monday as investors looked forward to developments in the trade negotiations between Washington and Beijing as well as the third vote of the British parliament on Tuesday. About the UK exit agreement from the EU.

 

Markets are also looking closely at tomorrow’s Wednesday meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee in Washington, where Fed policymakers may keep interest rates at 2.25% to 2.50% as the Commission’s growth projections are revealed, Inflation and unemployment as well as the future interest on federal funds for the next three years.

 

Members of the Federal Open Market Committee are expected to continue cutting back on bond purchases by $ 50 billion a month amid expectations of revealing plans to limit bond buybacks later this year, especially after the committee reported at its last meeting Be patient and monitor economic data before resuming monetary policy tightening.

 

In another context, we followed last weekend, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the upcoming summit between US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping may take place in mid-April or the end of next month, following the report that touched on Recently postponed the summit, which was supposed to take place this month.

 

Next week, Chinese Vice Premier Liu Hu made good telephone calls to US Treasury Secretary Stephen Menuchin and US Trade Representative Robert Leitzer as part of efforts to reach a deal between the two sides to resolve trade disputes and reach a trade deal, Xinhua news agency reported. The world’s biggest economy avoids a trade war.

 

Japan’s Nikkei 225 index rose 0.59% to 127.41 points, reaching 21,578.26 points. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index gained 0.47% to close at 1,609.43.

 

China’s benchmark index also saw a gain of more than 1 percent. The CSI 300 index gained 1.19 percent to 44.64 points, up to 3,789.64. The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.89 percent to 26.89 points, up to 3,046.64.

 

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index gained 0.62% to 180.89 points to 29,193.15. The South Korean Kospi Composite Index rose 0.05% to 0.99 points and reached 2,177.10.

 

To the NZX 50 index of New Zealand stocks, which rose 0.21% to 20.01 points and reach the level of 9,493.28, while the Australian S & P / ASX 200 index rose 0.21% to win the other 13.03 points to reach the level of 6,188.20.

 

The first phase of the Saudi FTSE Russell and S & P Dow Jones Emerging Markets Index will start on Monday 18th March 2019, according to closing prices on Thursday, March 14, 201

The first phase of the Saudi FTSE Russell and S & P Dow Jones Emerging Markets Index will start on Monday 18th March 2019, according to closing prices on Thursday, March 14, 2019.

The auction period during the session last Thursday has witnessed active trading with about 38.5 million shares and a total value of 1.4 billion riyals was made through 5.4 thousand transactions because of the entry of foreign funds of the index “FTSE Russell”.

In March 2018, FTSE announced that the Saudi market would become the secondary emerging market after meeting the accession requirements.

The market will be included in five stages due to the size of the market, which will start on March 18 and end in March 2020. The Saudi market will account for 0.25% of FTSE’s global indices and 2.7% of the emerging market index.

The following table illustrates the stages of the Saudi market for the FTSE Russell index for emerging secondary markets:

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Asian stocks start the first session of the week on a slight change in overall positive.

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