SINGAPORE — Stocks in Asia-Pacific were mixed on Wednesday, with multiple markets in Southeast Asia closed for a holiday.
Mainland Chinese stocks closed mixed, with the Shanghai composite up 0.34% to 3,593.36 while the Shenzhen component dipped 0.355% to 14,793.68. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rose around 0.8%, as of its final hour of trading.
The S&P/ASX 200 in Australia shed 0.32% to close at 7,092.50.
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan nudged 0.38% higher.
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand announced Wednesday it would maintain the current stimulatory monetary settings until its inflation and employment targets are met. Following that announcement, the New Zealand dollar jumped more than 1% to $0.7309, strengthening further from levels below $0.72 seen earlier this week.
In Southeast Asia, markets in Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand were closed for a holiday on Wednesday.
|.N225||Nikkei 225 Index||NIKKEI||28419.89||-222.30||-0.78|
|.HSI||Hang Seng Index||HSI||29099.78||-66.23||-0.23|
|.AXJO||S&P/ASX 200||ASX 200||7090.20||-2.30||-0.03|
|.FTFCNBCA||CNBC 100 ASIA IDX||CNBC 100||10903.25||-86.27||-0.79|
The U.S. dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of its peers, was at 89.751 — weaker as compared to levels above 89.7 seen recently.
The Japanese yen traded at 108.83 per dollar after touching levels around 108.6 against the greenback yesterday. The Australian dollar changed hands at $0.7777, stronger than levels below $0.772 seen earlier in the week.
SOURCE : https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/26/asia-markets-indonesia-singapore-thailand-closed-currencies-oil.html