Asian stock markets close slightly higher after Wall Street buying
The BAsian pots and pans closed with moderate gains on Friday, after a bullish trading day in Wall Streetand despite the collapse of Intel in the American after-hours market.
The most bullish index was the index Shanghai Composite Chinese, followed by Kospi South Korean, the Hang Seng of Hong Kong, the ASX Australian and Nikkei Japanese.
In the United States, the weekly unemployment data and the first estimate of fourth quarter US GDPwhich reflected a moderation in the pace of growth until the end of the year. 2.9% on an annual basis, after having reached 3.2% between July and September, although this figure is higher than the consensus forecast of 2.6%.
In Japan, the Tokyo CPIexcluding food and energy, reached 4.3% year-on-year in January, a 42-year high and above the 4.2% expected.
In other markets, oil West Texas rebounded 0.4% ($81.31) and the Brent is up 0.3% ($87.75). During this time, the euro depreciates by 0.15% (1.0874 dollar), and the ounce of euro gold down 0.3% ($1,927). In addition, the performance of US 10-year bond rises to 3.52% and the bitcoin is down 0.1% ($23,086).