At the end of trading, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index lost 1,72%, Korean KOSPI closed at 1943,02 points, losing of 1.53%. Japanese Nikkei 225 closed lower by 1.04%.
MOSCOW, 16 Nov. Stock markets in the Asia-Pacific region (APR) finished trading Monday mostly lower after Friday’s series of bombings in Paris that led investors to focus more on safe assets, but also against the background of weak statistical data of Japan’s GDP, according to the results of the auction.
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index lost in the course of trading Friday 1,72%, falling to 22010,82 item. The Australian S&P/ASX 200 went down to the level of 5003,8 points, with a decrease by 0.94% at the end of trading. The Korean KOSPI closed at 1943,02 points, losing of 1.53%. Japanese Nikkei 225 closed lower by 1.04% to 19,393,69 item.
This exchange of Shanghai and Shenzhen showed a positive trend. The index of Shanghai stock exchange Shanghai Composite has risen on 0,73% — to 3606,96 item. Index of Shenzhen stock exchange Shenzhen Composite was up 2.06 per cent, reaching 2250,98 item.
Players in China have increased activity in anticipation of new restrictions on the transactions of purchase of shares with borrowed money — up to 100% from 50%, which will come into operation on 23 November, the representatives of the exchanges said on Friday. According to these rules, to buy shares investors can take only an amount equal to that contained in their investment accounts. Now they can take twice as much.
The markets are influenced by news about the series of terrorist attacks that occurred on Friday evening in Paris and claimed, according to the latest data, the lives of 129 people. These events increased uncertainty and contributed to the fact that investors are trying to protect their assets.
“I can’t think of a better word than “uncertainty” to describe the current impact of the terrorist attacks on the economy”, — commented on the situation for the Agency MarketWatch strategist for stock market UBS Securities, Tomohiro Okawa (Okawa Tomohiro).