We've got a firmer New York market and a weak yen to support exporters.
After gaining for four straight sessions, investors are concerned that the Nikkei has risen too quickly.
Right now there are few market participants.... Investors don't know what may happen with the currency during the holidays.
Investors want to see the U.S. stock market's reaction to whatever the Federal Reserve says, which might set the tone for global high-techs for a while.
It seems the U.S. market won't be affected too much by election results, and that's quite reassuring. Investors are slowly regaining their confidence, and the Nikkei should start to establish support around 15,000.
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The JI is the only group with the intention and capability to mount an attack on Bali on such a coordinated level, ... There should be no doubt that they did it. No other groups can carry out multiple attacks like that.
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