Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 rises 0.89%, China’s Shanghai falls slightly by 0.04%
ANKARA (AA) – Major stock markets in Asia posted mixed figures at Wednesday’s close.
The Asia Dow, which includes blue-chip companies in the region, gained 13.6 points, or 0.34%, to close at 4,049 points.
Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 stock exchange increased 265 points, or 0.89%, to 30,181, following revised government data on the second quarter GDP growth rate of 1.9%, better than initial estimate of a 1.3% increase.
The Hang Seng, the benchmark for blue-chip stocks trading on the Hong Kong stock exchange, fell 32.7 points, or 0.12%, to 26,320.
China’s Shanghai stock exchange decreased 1.4 points, or 0.04%, to 3,675 points.
In Europe, all major indices were on negative territory during Wednesday’s trading.