Asian markets close midweek mostly with losses


China’s Shanghai stock exchange on positive territory, rising by 14.5 points

ANKARA (AA) – Major stock markets in Asia closed mostly with losses on Wednesday except Chinese Shanghai index after China’s Evergrande has agreed a deal on the bond interest payment due this week.

The Asia Dow, which includes blue-chip companies in the region, lost 21.3 points, or 0.54%, to close at nearly 3,900 points.

Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 stock exchange also fell 200.3 points, or 0.67%, to 29,639.

The Bank of Japan kept its interest rate steady at minus 0.1% and not changed its asset purchase program, in line with market expectation.

China’s Shanghai stock exchange was on positive territory, rising by 14.5 points, or 0.40%, to 3,628.

Singapore index slipped by 13.3 points, or 0.43%, to 3,063, and the Indian Sensex benchmark lost 56.8, or 0.10%, decreasing to 58,949.

There was no transaction in Hong Kong financial markets due to a bank holiday on Wednesday.


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