Asia-Pacific trades mixed following economic data

Monday, 01. November 2021 07:41

Shares in the Asia-Pacific region traded mostly higher following the release of economic data and the continuation of pandemic-related concerns for the region. China reported that its factory activity grew over October, while Japan's manufacturing activity improved over the same period. Notably, Australia eased its travel rules for citizens, while New Zealand's capital remained under COVID restrictions.

The Kospi Composite traded 0.28% higher in South Korea at 7:32 am CET. Meanwhile, in China, the Shanghai Composite lost 0.07% at 7:33 am CET and the Shenzhen Composite gained 0.56% at the same time. Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost 0.92%, or 250 points, at 7:35 am CET.

The Nikkei 225 rose 2.61%, or 750 points, at 7:36 am CET, following the break, while the dollar increased 0.26% compared to the yen a minute later, selling for 114.3105. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 climbed 0.64% at the close.

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