Global Stock Market Today

Today, the stock markets of the Asia-Pacific region demonstrate a positive attitude, ending the week on a positive note, with the exception of the South Korean market.

The composite index of the region MSCI Asia Pacific has grown since the start of trading by 0.3%.

The Japanese Nikkei 225 and Topix indices increased by 1.5% and 1.05%, respectively. The market is supported by the yen depreciation.

The value of the Nikkei 225 exceeded the January maximum and returned to the marks that were last observed in 1991, notes MarketWatch. Both major Japanese indexes in September rose by more than 5%, which is the best indicator among Asian markets.

The stock price of electronics maker Sony Corp. jumped from the opening of the market by 3.8%, automaker Toyota Motor Corp,by 1.2%.

The Chinese Shanghai Composite Index grew by 0.73% by 8:5. In particular, Ping An Insurance Co. paper went up by 1.9%.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng indicator rose to 0.35%higher level.

Wager this securities rate of the Internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. decreased by 0.7%.

The Australian stock indicator S & P / ASX 200 added 0.43%

The market value of the world’s leading mining company BHP Billiton (LON: BLT) Ltd. increased by 0.8%.

In addition, the price of the Australian banks of the Big Four rises: Commonwealth Bank of Australia – by 2.1%, National Australia Bank – by 2.2%, Australia & New Zealand Banking – by 1.9%.

At the same time, the value of the South Korean Kospi index by 0.61%.

The capitalization of one of the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturers Samsung (KS: 005930) Electronics Co. fell 1.8%; another representative of this industry is SK Hynix Inc. – by 1.7%.

A day before, South Korean prosecutors accused the chairman of the board of directors of Samsung Electronics, Lee Sang Hon, for obstructing the activities of trade unions. This case affects the period of his tenure as Chief Financial Officer, which he held in 2012-2017.

The stock price of the automaker Hyundai Motor Co. decreased by 0.8%.

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