Asia mostly up after Japan trade balance data

Wednesday, 19. August 2020 05:49

Equities on the Asian markets traded mostly higher on Wednesday after Japan's Customs Office released its trade balance data which saw the country's deficit in July standing at around $110 million, to mark an improvement compared to the previous month's number.

At 5:43 am CET, the dollar rose 0.1% against the yen, going for ¥105.5010, as South Korea's Kospi added 0.97%. Japan's Nikkei 225 went up by 0.44% a minute later, with the Australian S&P 200, increasing 1.13% at 05:47 am CET.

In mainland China, the Shanghai Composite decreased 0.3% at 5:30 am CET, while the Shenzhen Composite lost 1.05% at 05:36 am CET. Markets in Hong Kong were closed on Wednesday.

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