Asia-Pacific markets mixed as investors watch tech stocks | Sunday Observer

Asia-Pacific markets mixed as investors watch tech stocks

SINGAPORE — Stocks in Asia-Pacific were mixed in Friday morning trade as investors watched regional technology stock movements following a decline in the sector stateside overnight.

Mainland Chinese stocks were mixed, with the Shanghai composite down slightly while the Shenzhen component rose 0.349%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index advanced 0.33%.

Meanwhile, Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 fell 0.96%. Shares of major miner Rio Tinto dipped around 0.2% after the firm announced its chief executive will be stepping down “by mutual agreement.” - CNBC

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