Asian markets end mixed; Nikkei down 2% - The New Indian Express

Asian markets end mixed; Nikkei down 2%

Published: 04th December 2013 04:18 PM

Last Updated: 04th December 2013 04:18 PM

Asian markets settled on a mixed note on Wednesday. Japanese benchmark index Nikkei 225 went down 341.72 points, or 2.17% to close at 15,407.94.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng index decreased 181.77 points, or 0.76% to close at 23,728.70. South Korea's Kospi index fell 22.56 points, or 1.12% to end at 1,986.80.

Singapore's Straits Times index went down 31.47 points, or 0.99% to close at 3,156.20.

On the other hand, China's Shanghai Composite index gained 29.09 points, or 1.31% to settle at 2,251.76. Taiwan's Taiex index went up 25.45 points, or 0.30% to settle at 8,418.

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