Asia trades mixed amid vaccine anticipations

Wednesday, 02. December 2020 07:43

Asian markets traded mixed on Wednesday in the light of the expected coronavirus vaccines, after the news that the United States is expected to deliver the first Pfizer vaccine shipments across the country on December 15, a week earlier than the Moderna's jab.

On the economic front, Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Masayoshi Amamiya revealed that easing monetary policy further can be an option for the central bank if needed, while Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Phillip Lowe expressed his optimism for positive economic growth in the final two quarters of 2020.

In Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 remained flat after a day's trading, as the dollar gained 0.12% compared to the yen to 104.4270 at 7:28 am CET. The Shanghai Composite gained 0.11% at 7:20 am CET and the Shenzhen Composite was up by 0.30% at 7:23 am CET. Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost 0.08 at 7:33 am CET. Meanwhile, the Kospi Composite in South Korea increased by 1.57% at 7:30 am CET and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 was flat at 6:56 am CET.

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