Asian markets end week with losses on Friday


Chinese financial markets closed for a week on account of Golden Week holiday starting on Friday

ANKARA (AA) – Major stock markets in Asia posted losses at Friday’s close amid concerns over the supply chain and energy supply.

The Asia Dow, which includes blue-chip companies in the region, decreased 47.8 points, or 1.23%, to close at 3,814 points. It was down 2.99% on a weekly basis.

Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 stock exchange slipped 681.6 points, or 2.31%, to 28,771. The index fell 4.89% this week.

According to Japanese statistical authority on Friday, the country’s unemployment rate remained stable at 2.8% in August.

Japan Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose to 51.5 in September, from 51.2 a month ago.

The Hang Seng, the benchmark for blue-chip stocks trading on the Hong Kong stock exchange, went down by 87.9 points, or 0.36%, to 24,575, while it had a weekly rise of 0.26% on Friday.

Singapore index decreased 33.9 points, or 1.10%, to 3,052, and the Indian Sensex benchmark gained 394, or 0.67%, to 58,732. While Singapore was down 0.28% this week, Sensex lost 2.14%.

Chinese financial markets are closed for a week on account of the Golden Week holiday starting on Friday.


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