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What’s going on here?

The Nikkei stock index rose 0.3 percent to 39,155.16 in morning trading, briefly hitting a three-week high. The broader Topix index followed with a rise of 0.21 percent.

What does that mean?

Record highs in the S&P 500 and Nasdaq on Wall Street boosted trading sentiment in Tokyo, even amid volatile U.S. sessions. Japanese technology stocks rose sharply, helped by a 1.4 percent rise in the Philadelphia SE Semiconductor Index. However, gains were modest as investors await the U.S. economy. consumer Price Index (CPI) report and the conclusion of the Federal Reserve meeting. While it is widely expected that the Fed interest Interest rates remain stable, with attention turning to signals of future monetary easing, particularly after a better-than-expected US jobs report. Expectations of rate cuts combined with continued AI momentum are boosting both US and Japanese equities, according to a strategist at Saxo.

Why should I care?

For markets: Technology is driving growth.

Tokyo Electron rose 2.2%, Advantest climbed 0.9% and Terumo gained 1.1%, reflecting the rally in technology stocks. Eisai, however, defied the trendand lost 3%. The weak yen continues to support Japanese equities, while political instability in Europe could attract long-term investors to Japan.

The bigger picture: Global economic signals.

The dollar was last quoted at around 157.21 yen, and the Bank of Japan is expected to keep short-term interest rates at 0-0.1%. Nevertheless, politicians are looking for ways to binding Purchases. International market dynamics, including possible interest rate cuts by the US Federal Reserve and political changes in Europe, shape investment strategies and influence market movements.

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