Wed, 27 Jan 2021

Stocks in Asia trade mixed, Aussie market sold off

Lola Evans
27 Nov 2020, 18:12 GMT+10

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Asian stock markets were mixed on Friday, and movements limited with Wall Street closed for the `Thanksgiving holidays.

The Australian All Ordinaries fell 32.00 points or 0.47 percent to 6,816.80.

In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng firmed 122.33 points or 0.48 percent to 26,941.78.

China's Shanghai Composite advanced 38.57 points or 1.14 percent to 3,408.31.

In Japan, the Nikkei 225 rose 107.40 points or 0.40 percent to 26,644.71.

The U.S. dollar remained under pressure in the Asian zone on Friday. The euro cruised up to 1.1926. The British pound remained well bid at 1.3364. The Japanese yen appreciated to 104.06. The Swiss franc rose to 0.9062. The Canadian dollar was little changed at 1.3008. The Australian dollar gained a few points to 0.7375. The New Zealand dollar also perked up, finishing the day in Sydney around 0.7023.

In other equity markets overnight, in London, the FTSE 100 fell 0.46 percent. The German Dax was down 0.02 percent, while in Paris, France, the CAC 40 closed down 0.08 percent.

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