Asian stocks end higher - The New Indian Express

Asian stocks end higher

Published: 18th April 2014 03:18 PM

Last Updated: 18th April 2014 03:18 PM

Asian stock markets closed higher on Friday.Japan's benchmark index, Nikkei 225 gained 98.74 points or 0.68 percent to settle at 14,516.27. The index has seen a high of 14,536.67 and a low of 14,442.74 after opening at 14,489.37.Nikkei 225's 52-week range was 12,415.80-16,320.20. Currently, the index is up 16.92 percent from 52-week low and down 11.05 percent from 52-week high.While China's benchmark index, Shanghai Composite fell 1.14 points or 0.05 percent to close at 2,097.75. The index has recorded a high of 2,099.64 and a low of 2,081.19 after opening at 2,091.48.The Shanghai Composite's 52-week range was 1,950.01-2,324.02. Currently, the index is up 7.58 percent from 52-week low and down 9.74 percent from 52-week high.Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 64.23 points or 0.28 percent to end at 22,760.24. The index has registered a high of 22,858.79 and a low of 22,657.95 after opening at 22,858.79.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 went up 0.60 points or 0.02 percent to end 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.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 rose 12.23 points or 0.61 percent to end at 2,004.28. The index has registered a high of 2,005.22 and a low of 1,998.26 after opening at 1,998.52.KOSPI's 52-week range was 1,770.53-2,063.28. Currently, the index is up 13.2 percent from 52-week low and down 2.86 percent from 52-week high.Taiwan's TAIEX went up 22.50 points or 0.25 percent to end at 8,966.66. The index has registered a high of 9,002.70 and a low of 8,945.56 after opening at 8,994.77.TAIEX's 52-week range was 7,663.23-9,002.70. Currently, the index is up 17 percent from 52-week low and down 0.4 percent from 52-week high.

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