Negative figure of Hang Seng Tech index pulls Asian indices down
ISTANBUL (AA) – Major stock markets in Asia closed with mixed figures on Thursday, while all European indices were in the negative territory.
The Asia Dow, which includes blue-chip companies in the region, lost 11.56 points, or 0.30%, to close at 3,862 points.
Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 stock exchange posted an increase of 17.49 points, or 0.06%, to 27,742.
The Hang Seng, the benchmark for blue-chip stocks trading on the Hong Kong stock exchange, posted a decline of 278.26 points, or 1.08%, to 25,415 and China’s Shanghai stock exchange index decreased by 1.09% or 38.7 points to 3,501 points.
Meanwhile, Singapore index was up 1.93 point, or 0.06%, to 3,109 points and Indian Sensex benchmark index increased by 0.03% or 17.7 points to 55,961 points.
On Thursday, Hang Seng Tech index, includes major e-commerce and internet firms such as Alibaba, pulled Asian indices down by dropping more than 2%.
Meanwhile, all European major indices posted declines during the fourth transaction day of the week.
The STOXX Europe 600, which includes around 90% of the market capitalization of the European market in 17 countries, dropped by 2.25 points or 0.48% to 469.59 as of 1100GMT.
London’s FTSE 100 was down by 28.5 points or 0.40% to 7,121 and Germany’s DAX index was down by 105.1 points or 0.66% to 15,755 points.
French CAC 40 decreased by 31.66 points or 0.47% to 6,644 points, while Italy’s FTSE MIB posted a decline of 167.3 points, or 0.64%, to 25,893 points.
Spain’s IBEX 35 also decreased by 73.3 points, or 0.82%, to 8,904 points.