Asian markets trade mixed

Wednesday, 11. September 2019 04:14

Stocks in Asia traded mixed on Wednesday as investors remained focused on global trade tensions and awaited the European Central Bank's (ECB) interest rate decision later in the week. The United States expressed concern that China is not buying enough agricultural products from the country despite vowing to increase purchases from American farmers. Meanwhile, South Korea said it will lodge a complaint against Japan at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over export restrictions. Market watchers also digested the release of Apple's latest iPhone models.

In China, the Shanghai Composite dipped 0.09% at 4:08 am CET and the Shenzhen Composite lost 0.20% at 3:55 am CET. Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.37% at 4:11 am CET.

Japan's Nikkei 225 climbed 0.57% at 4:11 am CET. The dollar added 0.08% against the yen to sell for 107.632 at 4:12 am CET.

In South Korea, the Kospi increased by 0.48% at 4:12 am CET, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.16% at 4:13 am CET.

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