Asia-Pacific markets mixed after BoJ rate decision

Thursday, 25. April 2019 07:43

Major stock markets in the Asia-Pacific region were mixed on Thursday following the Bank of Japan's decision to keep a negative 0.1% short-term interest rate and purchase government bonds so that 10-year yields remain at around 0%. Carlos Ghosn, former head of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, was granted another bail by the Tokyo District Court.

The Nikkei 225 rose 0.56% at 7:41 am CET, while the dollar was down by 0.22% against the yen to go for 111.935 at 7:42 am CET.

In Mainland China, the Shanghai Composite was down 1.03% at 7:41 am CET, while the Shenzhen Composite fell 1.31% a minute later. Hong Kong's Hang Seng was almost flat, growing just 0.03% at 7:41 am CET.

The South Korean Kospi decreased 0.37% at 7:33 am CET, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 climbed 0.16% at 7:31 am CET.

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