Asian stocks mixed in afternoon trading

Wednesday, 25. August 2021 07:16

Markets in Asia-Pacific were mixed in afternoon trading on Wednesday as investors continued to focus on the COVID-19 pandemic and the situation in Afghanistan. On the earnings front, market watchers awaited Xiaomi's results due to be released later in the day.

The Nikkei 225 was flat at 7:12 am CET. The dollar added 0.08% against the yen to sell for 109.7480 at the same time.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng declined 0.21% at 7:13 am CET. In mainland China, the Shanghai Composite rose 0.50%, while the Shenzhen Composite lost 0.07%.

In South Korea, the Kospi gained 0.08% and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 increased by 0.16% at 7:14 am CET.

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