Asian markets rise in early trade - The New Indian Express

Asian markets rise in early trade

Published: 18th April 2014 09:18 AM

Last Updated: 18th April 2014 09:18 AM

Asian stock markets are trading higher on Friday. Japan's benchmark index, Nikkei 225 gained 86.94 points or 0.6 percent to trade at 14,504.47. The index has witnessed a high of 14,536.67 and a low of 14,459.15 after opening at 14,489.37 (11:16pm EST).Nikkei 225's 52-week range was 12,415.80-16,320.20. Currently the index is up 16.82 percent from 52-week low and down 11.13 percent from 52-week high.While China's benchmark index, Shanghai Composite lost 6.23 points or 0.3 percent to trade at 2,092.65. The index has registered a high of 2,095.63 and a low of 2,081.19 after opening at 2,091.48 (11:06pm EDT).The Shanghai Composite's 52-week range was 1,950.01-2,324.02. Currently the index is up 7.28 percent from 52-week low and down 9.98 percent from 52-week high.Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 64.23 points or 0.28 percent to trade at 22,760.24. The index has recorded a high of 22,858.79 and a low of 22,657.95 after opening at 22,858.79 (04:01am EST).Hang Seng's 52-week range was 19,426.40-24,111.60. Currently the index is up 17.16 percent from 52-week low and down 5.6 percent from 52-week high.Singapore's Straits Times gained 0.60 points or 0.02 percent to trade at 3,253.80. The index has registered a high of 3,259.07 and a low of 3,246.66 after opening at 3,257.52 (05:10am EST).Straits Times' 52-week range was 2,953.01-3,464.79. Currently the index is up 10.19 percent from 52-week low and down 6.09 percent from 52-week high.South Korea's KOSPI went up 10.43 points or 0.52 percent to trade at 2,002.48. The index has recorded a high of 2,004.74 and a low of 1,998.26 after opening at 1,998.52 (11:20pm EST).KOSPI's 52-week range was 1,770.53-2,063.28. Currently the index is up 13.13 percent from 52-week low and down 2.92 percent from 52-week high.Taiwan's TAIEX rose 8.30 points or 0.09 percent to trade at 8,952.46. The index has seen a high of 9,002.70 and a low of 8,946.28 after opening at 8,994.77 (11:01pm EDT).TAIEX's 52-week range was 7,663.23-9,002.70. Currently the index is up 16.82 percent from 52-week low and down 0.56 percent from 52-week high.

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