Asia-Pacific stocks mixed | Sunday Observer

Asia-Pacific stocks mixed

17 January, 2021

SINGAPORE — Stocks in Asia-Pacific were mixed in Thursday trade as investors await the release of Chinese trade data for December.

In Japan, the Nikkei 225 led gains among the region’s major markets as it rose 1.23% while the Topix index edged 0.66% higher.

Mainland Chinese stocks, on the other hand, declined: The Shanghai composite shed 0.49% while the Shenzhen component dropped 1.257%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index advanced 0.23%.

South Korea’s Kospi was flat. Over in Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.39%. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan traded about 0.1% lower. - CNBC