Wednesday, May 25, 2022


Asian markets end mostly lower

Asian markets ended mostly lower on Tuesday, as uncertainties surrounding the impact of rising coronavirus cases in the region weighed. So Japan’s Nikkei-225 index and China’s Shanghai Composite index fell 0.5 percent, each; Singapore’s Straits Times index slipped 0.4 percent and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index shed 0.2 percent. But South Korea’s Kospi index gained 0.4 percent.

In Europe, London’s FTSE-100 had gained 0.5 percent; France’s CAC-40 had climbed 0.9 percent and Germany’s DAX had gained 0.1 percent, in intra-day trade.


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