11/18/2020, 5:09 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Asian markets mostly up after Japan data

Equities on the Asian markets traded mostly higher on Wednesday after Japan's Ministry of Finance released its balance of trade data which showed the country's surplus stood above the figure expected for the month and marked an improvement when compared to the demand of goods seen in the country in September. Exports improved year-on-year, surprising expectations, with the country's imports, however, declining more than initially estimated.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng went up by 0.6% at 05:04 am CET, as South Korea's Kospi Composite gained 0.22%. The Australian S&P/ASX 200 advanced by 0.53% a minute later, while, at 05:06 am CET the dollar fell 0.09% against the yen, going for ¥104.1010.

Japan's Nikkei 225 lost 0.9% at 5:05 am CET. In the meantime, in mainland China, the Shanghai Composite went 0.47% up at 04:30 am CET, with the Shenzhen Composite 0.46% down at 05:06 am CET.

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