Asian Stock Markets Today

Earlier in the day, business at various parts of the NSE was closed at 11:40 am due to connectivity issues. However, the broader Indian market was not affected by this as BSE continued to operate. Among other Asian markets, China’s Shanghai Composite, Hong Kong’s Hangseng, South Korea’s Cospi and Japan’s Nikki fell. However, European markets were trading at a profit. Meanwhile, global benchmark Brent crude oil gained 0.96 percent to reach $ 65.10 a barrel. In the interbank foreign currency exchange market, the rupee gained 11 paise to close at 72.35 per dollar.