In the early days, the Australian S&P/ASX 200 decreased by 1.11%, reaching 5055,6 item. The Japanese Nikkei 225 lost 0.4%, and decreasing to 17651,5 item. Korean KOSPI was down 0.3%, reaching 1973,48 item.
MOSCOW, 2 Oct. Stock markets in the Asia-Pacific region (APR) on Friday demonstrated mainly negative dynamics within the correction after strengthening the previous day; the stock exchange of Hong Kong strengthened by statistics from China, according to AFP.
As at 7.50 GMT the Australian S&P/ASX 200 decreased by 1.11%, reaching 5055,6 item. The Japanese Nikkei 225 lost 0.4%, and decreasing to 17651,5 item. Korean KOSPI was down 0.3%, reaching 1973,48 item. On Thursday, the index rallied by 0.84-1,92%.
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index supported by data on business activity in China, grew by 2.7% to 21408,78 item. Other stock markets in China were closed Thursday for a week due to national holiday. According to the trading results of the environment index of the Shanghai stock exchange Shanghai Composite has grown on 0,48% — to 3052,78 item. Index of Shenzhen stock exchange Shenzhen Composite rose 0.3% to 1716,78 item.
Thursday edition of Caixin together with the organization Markit Economics reported the final estimate of the index of business activity (PMI) in industry of China’s economy for September. The index stood at 47.2 per item after 47 points in the preliminary assessment. In August the index stood at 47.3 per item. The state statistics Bureau reported that the PMI in industry in September increased to 49.8 points from 49.7 points a month earlier. Experts were expecting the index at 49.6 points.
In addition, market participants in Hong Kong reacted positively to reports that the government may introduce measures to support tourism in the area of gambling in Macau, according to Agence France Press. The auction on other sites in the region do not exhibit abrupt changes, as investors are waiting for statistics on unemployment in the U.S., the Agency said.
The Department of labor at 15.30 GMT on Friday will publish data on unemployment in the USA in September. On expectations of analysts, the index was 5.1%, remaining at the August level. While the number of newly created jobs in non-agricultural sectors of the economy, according to experts, grew by 200 thousand compared to 173 thousand in August.