October 8, 2019
Nikkei 225 benchmark in Tokyo ended 1.02% higher at 21,591, recovering from losses yesterday as investors turn their attention to the latest US non-farm payrolls report. Traders increased their bets that the Fed will slash interest rates at its next meeting on October to protect the economy from slowing growth abroad and the effects of the trade war. The Hang Seng index is trading 1.11% lower 25,821. The ASX 200 in Australia is trading 0.37% higher at 6,517.