SINGAPORE — Shares in Asia-Pacific were mixed on Monday as investors reacted to Chinese trade data for May.

Mainland Chinese stocks closed mixed, with the Shanghai composite rising 0.21% to 3,599.54 while the Shenzhen component declined fractionally to 14,862.60. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index fell 0.55%, as of its final hour of trading.

China’s exports in dollar terms rose 27.9% in May as compared with a year earlier, according to customs data released Monday. That was lower than forecasts by analysts in a Reuters poll for a 32.1% year-on-year jump in exports.

Meanwhile, the Nikkei 225 in Japan gained 0.27% to close at 29,019.24 and the Topix index rose nearly 0.1% to end the trading day at 1,960.85. South Korea’s Kospi closed 0.37% higher at 3,252.12.

In Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 shed 0.19% to close at 7,281.90.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific stocks outside Japan traded around 0.1% lower.

In other developments, finance ministers from the Group of Seven over the weekend backed a U.S. proposal that calls for firms globally to pay at least 15% tax on earnings.

Markets in Malaysia and New Zealand were closed on Monday for holidays.

TICKER COMPANY NAME PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE
.N225 Nikkei 225 Index NIKKEI 29031.41 12.17 0.04
.HSI Hang Seng Index HSI 28856.96 69.68 0.24
.AXJO S&P/ASX 200 ASX 200 7280.60 -1.30 -0.02
.SSEC Shanghai SHANGHAI 3606.31 6.77 0.19
.KS11 KOSPI Index KOSPI 3261.57 9.45 0.29
.FTFCNBCA CNBC 100 ASIA IDX CNBC 100 11116.35 0.74 0.01

Currencies and oil

The U.S. dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of its peers, was at 90.261 following a recent decline from above 90.4.

The Japanese yen traded at 109.55 per dollar, after strengthening late last week from above 110.1 against the greenback. The Australian dollar changed hands at $0.7734, after climbing from levels below $0.768 late last week.

Oil prices were lower in the afternoon of Asia trading hours, with international benchmark Brent crude futures down 0.72% to $71.37 per barrel. U.S. crude futures shed 0.62% to $69.19 per barrel.

SOURCE : https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/07/asia-markets-china-trade-data-currencies-oil.html