Asia trades mixed as COVID worries continue

Thursday, 02. September 2021 04:55

Asian stock markets traded mixed on Thursday amid ongoing uncertainties related to the coronavirus pandemic. Australia's New South Wales became the first state to reach the 70% first-dose vaccination threshold but warns of infections rising, as Japan investigates a contaminated batch of Moderna shots. Meanwhile, the Bank of Japan confirmed it is ready to continue monetary easing if needed.

The Nikkei 225 added just 0.09% at 4:50 am CET, while Hang Seng was up by 0.29% at the same time, and the S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.87%. The Kospi Composite lost 0.68% at 4:32 am CET.

The Shanghai Composite gained 0.41% at 4:51 am CET and the Shenzhen Composite declined by 0.33% at 4:53 am CET.

The dollar traded 0.07% lower compared to the yen at 4:54 am CET and sold for 109.9475.

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