The merger will have a big impact on retailers. This will likely trigger consolidation within the industry, helping to drive profitability at retailers higher.
It's simply that there was too much of a gain in too short a period of time. Investors are looking for any pointers to get out of the market for now.
Watching big-name high-techs revise down multiple times is very discouraging.
Watching big-name high-techs revise down multiple times is very discouraging,
Machinery makers are enjoying steady increases in their production. Japan's strong economy is boosting domestic demand.
But the market is leaning more and more toward the idea that Murata's figures are probably a little too conservative.
That has definitely had an impact on the market. It relieved some concern -- that was the one thing everyone had been most worried about.
Japan's economy is clearly recovering and in response to the strengthened yen, investors are shifting money into domestic demand-related stocks that benefit from the country's economic expansion.
Semiconductor demand is picking up. Chip-related companies, as global players, will benefit.
Share prices for property stocks are high and it's getting difficult to push them higher. Semiconductor demand is picking up and Japanese chip-related companies, as global players, will benefit.
We're seeing massive buying in bank stocks on the back of economic optimism. What we need to see is this sort of targeted buying of lenders spreading to other industries. With that we will have further sustainable gains.
Without decisive policy action by the government, the 11,000 will be just a passing point.