Asian markets higher after Japan, China data

Monday, 01. April 2019 04:28

Asian markets traded higher on Monday following reports on the improvement of China and Japan's manufacturing PMI. Japan's Nikkei manufacturing PMI for March rose to 49.2 after an almost three year low in February. China's manufacturing activity rose in March for the first time since November to 50.8.

Japanese Nikkei 225 traded 0.46% higher at 4:16 am CET. The dollar traded 0.28% higher against the yen, to go for 111.1765 at 4:15 am CET.

China's Shanghai Composite was up 1.74% at 4:12 am CET as well as Shenzhen Composite which traded 2.52% at the same time.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng traded 1.47% higher at 4:16 am CET. South Korean Kospi Composite was up 1.24% at 4:14 am CET.

Australia's S&P/ASX 200 went up 0.85% at 4:15 am CET.

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