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Asian markets see mixed figures at close

Asian, European markets post mixed signals

Gökhan Ergöçün   | 22.11.2021
Asian markets see mixed figures at close


Stock markets in Asia closed Monday with mixed figures amid inflation concerns and the Chinese central bank’s last week’s interest rate decision.

On Friday, the bank kept its policy interest rate at 3.85% for the 19th consecutive month, signaling possible easing measures to recover the economy.

The Asia Dow, which includes blue-chip companies in the region, lost 21.37 points, or 0.55%, to close at around 3,868 points.

Tokyo's Nikkei 225 stock exchange was up 28.24 points, or 0.09%, to 29,774. The Hang Seng, the benchmark for blue-chip stocks trading on the Hong Kong stock exchange, decreased 98.63 points, or 0.39%, to 24,951.

China's Shanghai stock exchange rose by 21.71 points, or 0.61%, to 3,582 points, and the Indian Sensex benchmark dropped 1,086 points, or 1.82, to close at 58,549 points.

Meanwhile, the Singapore index earned 4.74 points, or 0.15%, to 3,237.

European markets

Major European indices were mostly in positive territory at midday.

The STOXX Europe 600, which includes around 90% of the market capitalization of the European market in 17 countries, was up by 0.85 point, or 0.17%, to 486.93 as of 1010GMT.

London's FTSE 100 increased by 17.32 points, or 0.24%, to 7,240 points, and Germany's DAX index reached 16,158 points, down 1.19 points or 0.01%.

The French CAC 40 gained 12.39 points, or 0.17%, to 7,124 points, while Italy's FTSE MIB posted a decline of 48.14 points, or 0.18%, to 27,289 points.

Spain's IBEX 35 also rose by 49.40 points, or 0.56%, to 8,802 points.

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