Asia trades mostly higher as BoJ holds interest rates

Freitag, 18. Juni 2021 07:20

Shares in the Asia-Pacific region traded mostly higher on Friday, after the Bank of Japan decided against changing its interest rates. The data released by the country's Statistics Bureau revealed that consumer prices went down by 0.1% annually.

In other news, North Korea's Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un stated that the country is ready for both dialogue and confrontation with the United States, as an answer to Washington's fresh policy on Pyongyang.

Japan's Nikkei 225 stood flat at 7:16 am CET, with the dollar also unchanged versus the yen, going for 110.1825 a minute later. The Australian S&P/ASX 200 increased by 0.52% at 7:18 am CET, as South Korea's Kospi Composite concurrently gained 0.12%.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng increased by 0.5% at 7:19 am CET, while on the Chinese mainland, the Shanghai Composite lost 0.5% at 7:04 am CET, with the Shenzhen Composite up by 0.17%, at the same time.

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