Nikkei 225

Today's data summary

Market closed
% change
+2.15%
Value
21428.39
Change
+451.28
As of 18:06 26 Mar 2019

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Asia markets mixed

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Most Asian markets are pushing higher though China stocks remain under pressure.

Japan's Nikkei 225 index put on 2.3%, making up ground after heavy losses on Monday. Elsewhere in the region, the Shanghai Composite lost 1% while Hong Kong's Hang Seng index edged up 0.1% in afternoon trading.

Hong Kong stocks slide

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It's been a bleak day for Asian markets.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng closed down 2% at 28,523.35, while the Shanghai Composite also ended 2% lower at 3,043.03.

Earlier, Japan's Nikkei 225 index closed down 3% at 20,977.11.

Asian stocks fall sharply

Asian stocks slumped, tracking global equity falls made on Friday as a US yield curve inversion raised concerns about the world's largest economy.

For the first time in over 10 years, the rate of return (yield) on three-month US bonds rose above 10-year yields on Friday, something which is seen as an indicator that a recession could be coming.

Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 fell over 3%. In China, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index slumped 1.8% and the Shanghai Composite eased 1.4%.

Japan stocks inch higher

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Japan's market has edged higher at the close.

The Nikkei 225 index added 0.1% to end at 21,627.34. Hong Kong's Hang Seng dropped 0.3% and China's Shanghai Composite put on 0.1% in afternoon moves.

Asia markets mixed

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It's been a fairly lacklustre session so far for markets in Asia.

In afternoon trading, Japan's Nikkei 225 index was steady, while Shanghai's Composite slipped 0.2% and Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost 0.3%. Australia's ASX 200 added 0.5%.

Hong Kong stocks drop

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Hong Kong stocks skidded in an otherwise upbeat session for Asia.

The Hang Seng index closed down 0.9% at 29,071.56. The Shanghai Composite added 0.4% to end at 3,101.46 and South Korea's Kospi index added 0.4% to finish at 2,184.88. Japan's Nikkei 225 index was closed for a holiday.

Asian stocks broadly higher

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Asian stocks were broadly higher as the US Federal Reserve sounded dovish at a monetary policy meeting.

The US Federal Reserve does not expect to raise interest rates for the rest of 2019 amid slower economic growth.

In China, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was up 0.1%, while the Shanghai Composite was 0.6% higher.

Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 was up 0.2%.

Asian stocks on the defensive

Asian shares were mixed but stuck in a tight range, with investors reluctant to place any big bets before a monetary policy decision by the US Federal Reserve later on Wednesday.

In China, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was 0.3% lower and the Shanghai Composite was flat.

Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 was up 0.2%

Asian stocks mixed

Asian stocks mixed.

In China, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was down 0.4% and the Shanghai Composite was 1% lower.

Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 was up 0.1%.