Asian markets mixed after Japan data

Wednesday, 08. July 2020 04:45

Equities on the Asian markets traded mixed on Wednesday after Japan's Customs Office released its trade balance data which saw the country's deficit expanding in May to stand at $2.65 billion, in accordance with the expectations. Meanwhile, the nation's Economic Revitalization Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura noted Japan ought to urgently impose coronavirus countermeasures due to a spike in untraceable infections.

At 4:47 am CET, the dollar rose 0.1% against the yen, going for 107,6305, as Hong Kong's Hang Seng increased by 0.46%. On the other hand, South Korea's Kospi lost 0.13% at 4:38 am CET, with Japan's Nikkei 225 slipping 0.19% at 4:30 am CET.

In mainland China, the Shanghai Composite went 0.22% down at 4:29 am CET, while the Shenzhen Composite added 0.4% a minute later.

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