Asia trades mixed after data, earnings

Friday, 03. February 2023 03:09

Asian stock indexes traded mixed on Friday following a busy day of data reports and earnings releases. Private sectors in Japan and China turned back to growth in January, with the Chinese service sector recording a strong rise in activity. A number of high-profile companies published their earnings, as Apple, Alphabet and Amazon all reported less-than-stellar quarters.

The Nikkei 225 increased by 0.57% at 3:06 am CET, and the S&P/ASX 200 grew by 0.28% at the same time, while the Kospi Composite was flat. Meanwhile, Hang Seng lost 1.88% at 3:07 am CET, the Shanghai Composite was down 1.16%, and the Shenzhen Composite dropped 1.34%.

The dollar traded 0.06% lower against the yen, selling for 128.6840 at 3:08 am CET.

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