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Mixed Performance in Asia-Pacific Markets with Positive Trends!

Mixed Performance in Asia-Pacific Markets with Positive Trends in Japan and Australia.

Asia-Pacific Markets – Global Market Overview

  • Asian Stock Markets: The Nikkei posted a 0.50% increase, the Shanghai Composite declined by 1.34%, the Hang Seng edged up by 0.18%, and the ASX saw a rise of 0.38%.
  • Commodity Prices: Gold saw a 0.27% uptick at $1931.20, Silver surged by 1.21% to $23.74, Brent Oil experienced a 0.69% drop to $83.39, and WTI Oil slipped by 0.67% to $79.14.
  • Market Yields: The US 10-year yield stood at 4.263, the UK 10-year yield was at 4.617, and the German 10-year yield reached 2.547.

Latest News & Data

  • New Zealand Dollar (NZD) Retail Sales q/q showed a decline of 1.0% compared to the expected -0.4%.
  • NZD Core Retail Sales q/q saw a more significant decrease of 1.8% versus the anticipated -0.2%.

Market Update

In the Asia-Pacific region on Wednesday, the market performance varied as investors digested private business activity reports from Australia and Japan, as well as inflation figures from Singapore.

Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 rebounded, gaining 0.38% to close at 7,148.4. Despite a contraction in business activity reported by Juno Bank, with a flash composite purchasing managers index of 47.1 for August, the index sustained its three-day upward movement.

Japan’s Nikkei 225 followed suit, climbing by 0.50% to conclude at 32,010.26. The Topix index also participated in the positive trend, rising by 0.5% to 2,277.05. Both indices maintained their three-day winning streaks, with August’s flash PMI indicating accelerated business expansion at 54.3, up from July’s 53.8.

Conversely, South Korea’s Kospi faced challenges, ending with a 0.41% decrease at 2,505.5, while the Kosdaq closed 1.17% lower at 882.87. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index remained near neutrality, while mainland Chinese markets experienced negativity, with the CSI 300 index down 0.72%.

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