Asia-Pacific stock indices were broadly higher on Monday Monday


Moscow. December 28. Stock indices in the Asia-Pacific region (APR) multidirectional changes on Monday, Bloomberg reported.

The composite index of stock markets of the Asia-Pacific region MSCI Asia Pacific has not changed in the course of trading, the indicator may finish in the red for the second year in a row for the first time since 2002.

The Japanese index Nikkei 225 rose by 0.7%, China’s Shanghai Composite declined 0.4%, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index also up 0.4%, South Korean KOSPI – by 1.1%. The markets of Australia and New Zealand were closed on Monday.

The stock market in Japan is growing, despite the worse than expected statistics on industrial production and retail sales.

According to preliminary data, the volume of industrial production in Japan in November fell by 1% compared with October, while experts surveyed by Bloomberg expected a decline of 0.5%.

Meanwhile, retail sales in the country last month fell by 1% in monthly and by 2.5% in annual terms. Analysts were expecting a decrease in the first indicator of 0.1%, second – by 1.4%.

Share prices of China Telecom Corp., the third largest mobile operator in China, fell by 1.1%. As it became known, regulators have begun checking in respect of CEO and Chairman of the company Zhang Shaobin.

Shares of Chinese oil companies CNOOC and PetroChina in Hong Kong cheaper Monday respectively 0.8% and 1.6% after a significant growth last week due to increasing oil prices.