Asian stocks trade mixed after Japanese data

Friday, 23. October 2020 05:17

Stocks in the Asia-Pacific region traded mixed on Friday after data showed the situation in the Japanese manufacturing sector improved in October while consumer prices were unchanged in September. Meanwhile, some optimism came from the United States FDA's approval of Gilead's remdisivir amid the coronavirus pandemic which came just hours before investors across the globe watched the final presidential debate in the US between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden.

The Nikkei 225 rose 0.21% at 4:30 am CET and the yen declined 0.14% against the dollar to go for 104.7155 at 5:13 am CET.

In mainland China, the Shanghai Composite increased 0.18% at 5:12 am CET and the Shenzhen Composite declined 0.20% at 5:14 am CET. Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.61% at 5:15 am CET.

Australia's S&P/ASX 200 was down 0.08% at 5:15 am CET and the Kospi in Seoul rose 0.55% at 5:16 am CET.

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