ASIA MARKETS: Hang Seng, Nikkei Lead Market Gains In Asia

In Japan, the Nikkei Stock Average was up 0.8%, thanks to overnight gains in the dollar , which bought Yen113.07 in morning trade Tuesday, compared with Yen112.76 in late New York trade. That helped exporter stocks, which benefit from a weaker yen. ( read original story ...)

Bank of Japan tankan corporate inflation expectations flagging

TOKYO: Companies surveyed by the Bank of Japan expect consumer prices to rise 0.7 percent a year from now, lower than their projection for a 0.8 percent increase three months ago. Japanese companies’ inflation expectations eased slightly in September ... ( read original story ...)

Japanese bank demos blockchain payment solution

Japan’s big banks showcase fintech at Ceatec show — Nikkei Asian Review — “A smartphone app lets users buy MUFG Coin with yen from their bank accounts and send the digital currency to others. Remittance costs are kept low thanks to blockchain, the ... ( read original story ...)