September 16, 2021
Markets

Asian markets mixed after lackluster day on Wall Street

Stocks were mixed in Asia on Wednesday after Wall Street closed mostly lower as traders returned from the Labor Day holiday.

Japan’s Nikkei 225 index
NIK,
+0.48%

rose 0.8%, while the Hang Seng
HSI,
-0.50%

in Hong Kong rose 0.1%. The Shanghai Composite index
SHCOMP,
+0.07%

dipped 0.2%. In Seoul, the Kospi
180721,
-0.82%

lost 0.7%. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200
XJO,
-0.26%

lost 0.2%. Benchmarks indexes in Taiwan
Y9999,
-0.89%
,
Singapore
STI,
-0.74%

and Indonesia
JAKIDX,
-0.96%

declined.

Japan’s growth for April-June was revised up to an annual pace of 1.9% from a preliminary estimate of 1.3%.

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party is due to elect a new prime…

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