Asian markets mixed amid Hong Kong protests

Thursday, 14. November 2019 07:36

Asian markets went mixed on Thursday after it was reported that the Hong Kong protests seem to be escalating. Protesters blocked the city for the fourth day in a row and students from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University clashed with the police using with hand-made weapons, while the police fired tears gas at them.

Japan's Nikkei 225 went down 0.76%, while the South Korean Kospi Composite grew by 0.18% at the same time. Hang Seng fell by 0.80% at 7:10 am CET and Shanghai Composite increased by 0.25% at 6:55 am CET. Shenzhen Composite went up by 0.74% at 7:11 am CET and the Australian S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.55%.

The dollar was flat against the yen to go for ¥108.717 at 7:13 am CET.

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