The major stock indexes in Asia – Pacific are still “red” in the morning session of April 6, although Wall Street stocks recorded a record increase last night.
|China’s Shanghai Composite Index slipped 0.32% in the morning session of April 6. Photo: AFP|
In Japan, cThe Nikkei 225 index fell 0.88% this morning, while the Topix index lost 0.79%. Korean stocks also recorded red this morning with the Kospi index down 0.46%.
On the mainland Chinese stock market, both major indices this morning slipped slightly, although the service sector of this country. in March recorded growth. Specifically, the Shanghai Composite index this morning fell 0.32% to 3,473.32 points, while the Shenzhen Component index fell 0.49% to 14,053.69 points.
According to a recent private survey, the Caixin / Markit Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) in the Chinese services sector rose to 54.3 points. Marchcompared with 51.5 recorded in February. The PMI index reached over 50 points, showing that the industry / sector recorded growth in the survey period.
In Australia, the S & P / ASX 200 index rose 0.78% on the threshold of the Australian Central Bank’s announcement of the interest rate decision, expected at 12:30 on April 6. Overall, the MSCI Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) still increased slightly by 0.24%. The Hong Kong stock market is closed for a holiday today.
US stocks last night recorded all three major indexes closed soaring. The Dow Jone industrial average rose 373.98 points and closed at a record 33,527.19 points, while the S&P 500 also peaked at 4,077.91 points after rising 1.44%. Meanwhile, the tech-oriented Nasdaq Composite index rose 1.67% to 13,705.59 points.
On the currency markets, the US dollar index against other major currencies fell from the level 93 down to 92,614. Japanese Yen depreciated and converted 110.26 JPY / USD compared to 109.5 JPY / USD set last week, while Australian dollar strengthened and exchanged 1 AUD “ate” 0.7646 USD, from 1 AUD / 0.76 USD.
Oil price traded by Asian time this morning went up. In which, futures price for Brent oil increased by 1.09% and traded at 62.83 USD / barrel, while the price of crude oil delivered in the US increased by 1.16% to 59.33 USD / barrel.