Wednesday, 20 Jan 2021

Asian Stocks Mixed

Tokyo, Asian shares were mixed Tuesday, as Japanese shares echoed pullbacks on Wall Street while other regional indexes recouped earlier losses amid continuing worries about surging coronavirus cases.
Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 shed 0.4% to 27,159.27, Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 inched down less than 0.1% to 6,681.90. South Korea’s Kospi gained 1.0% to 2,975.05, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng added 0.4% to 27,577.74. The Shanghai Composite climbed 0.5% to 3,521.75, AP reported.
In energy trading, benchmark U.S. crude lost 20 cents to $47.42 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It shed 92 cents to $47.62 on Monday.
Brent crude, the international standard, fell 26 cents to $50.83 a barrel.
In currency trading, the U.S. dollar slipped to 102.95 Japanese yen from 103.13 yen late Monday. The euro cost $1.2269, up from $1.2249.


Source: Saudi Press Agency

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