Asian markets end lower ahead of US job data - The New Indian Express

Asian markets end lower ahead of US job data

Published: 04th April 2014 03:18 PM

Last Updated: 04th April 2014 03:18 PM

Asian stock markets closed lower on Friday as investors await US jobs data later in the day.Japan's benchmark index, Nikkei 225 lost 8.11 points or 0.05 percent to settle at 15,063.77. The index has recorded a high of 15,098.38 and a low of 15,000.69 after opening at 15,005.54. Nikkei 225's 52-week range was 12,076.00-16,320.20. Currently the index is up 24.74 percent from 52-week low and down 7.7 percent from 52-week high.While China's benchmark index, Shanghai Composite gained 15.13 points or 0.74 percent to close at 2,058.83. The index has witnessed a high of 2,060.10 and a low of 2,035.22 after opening at 2,037.55. The Shanghai Composite's 52-week range was 1,950.01-2,324.02. Currently the index is up 5.58 percent from 52-week low and down 11.41 percent from 52-week high.Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost 55 points or 0.24 percent to end at 22,510.08. The index has registered a high of 22,595.71 and a low of 22,452.64 after opening at 22,476.25. Hang Seng's 52-week range was 19,426.40-24,111.60. Currently the index is up 15.87 percent from 52-week low and down 6.64 percent from 52-week high.Singapore's Straits Times declined 12.46 points or 0.39 percent to end at 3,207.60. The index has recorded a high of 3,228.81 and a low of 3,207.54 after opening at 3,223.55. Straits Times' 52-week range was 2,953.01-3,464.79. Currently the index is up 8.64 percent from 52-week low and down 7.4 percent from 52-week high.South Korea's KOSPI fell 5.61 points or 0.28 percent to end at 1,988.09. The index has witnessed a high of 1,993.96 and a low of 1,985.76 after opening at 1,987.84. KOSPI's 52-week range was 1,770.53-2,063.28. Currently, the index is up 12.29 percent from 52-week low and down 3.64 percent from 52-week high.Taiwan's TAIEX fell 16.91 points or 0.19 percent to end at 8,888.54. The index has recorded a high of 8,913.74 and a low of 8,871.16 after opening at 8,902.94. TAIEX's 52-week range was 7,663.23-8,922.79. Currently the index is up 15.9 percent from 52-week low and down 0.38 percent from 52-week high.

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