Asian stock markets change in different directions

Asian stock markets change in different directions

Asian stock markets change in different directions

As a result of today's trading, stock indices of the countries of the Asia-Pacific Region (APR) did not show a single dynamics.

Japan's Nikkei 225 is up 0.12%.

NTT Docomo Inc. jumped 18.45%. Japan's leading cellular provider has announced plans to return fully under the control of its parent company, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp.

Hino Motors Ltd. rose 5%, Tokyo Electron Ltd. strengthened 4.1%, Suzuki Motor Corp. – by 2.96%.

China's Shanghai Composite Index climbed 0.21%, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index fell 0.85%.

The price of shares of the Chinese Internet giant Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) Group Holding Ltd. rose 0.76%, shares of AAC Technologies Holdings Inc. rose 0.5%, while Tencent Holdings Ltd. decreased by 0.1%.

ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. jumped more than 9%. A Chinese logistics company completed a $ 1.3 billion secondary public offering (SPO) in Hong Kong.

South Korea's Kospi Index rose 0.86%.

Retail sales in South Korea rose 0.3% year-on-year in August, the lowest rise in 4 months. A month earlier, the indicator grew by 0.5%. On a monthly basis, retail sales increased 3% in August after falling 6% a month earlier.

Meanwhile, industrial production in the country fell 3% in August on an annualized basis after falling by a revised 2.4% in July. Analysts on average had expected a decline of 2.8%. On a monthly basis, industrial production declined 0.7% after rising 1.9% in July. The consensus forecast of experts provided for a decrease of 1.5%.

South Korea's manufacturing business confidence rose to 68 points in August from 66 points in July. This is the highest since January.

Carmaker Kia Motors Corp. rose 3.1%, another industry representative, Hyundai Motor Co. – by 1.7%.

The Australian S & P / ASX 200 is unchanged.

The market value of the world's leading mining companies BHP Group and Rio Tinto (LON: RIO) declined 0.65% and 0.76%, respectively.

Shares of the four largest banks in the country fell in price: National Australia Bank – by 0.77%, Commonwealth Bank of Australia – by 0.72%, Westpac Banking Corp. – by 1.27%, Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. – by 0.7%.

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