4/27, 7:17 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Asian stocks lower as BoJ holds interest rates unaltered

Shares in the Asia-Pacific region traded with losses on Tuesday after the Bank of Japan's vote to leave its interest rate at negative 0.1%.

In other news, South Korean President Moon Jae-in invited Pyongyang to help Seoul move the intra-Korean talks from a standstill, and, once again engage in dialogue. On the COVID front, the number of daily cases in India dropped somewhat compared to the day before, while still remaining above 300,000.

The Nikkei 225 lost 0.27% at 7:15 am CET, as the dollar advanced by 0.13% compared to the yen to sell for ¥108.2330 at the same time. South Korea's Kospi concurrently slid by 0.41%, with Hong Kong's Hang Seng flat.

In mainland China, the Shanghai Composite dipped 0.58% at 7:01 am CET with the Shenzhen Composite went down by 0.84%. Meanwhile, Australia's S&P/ASX slumped by 0.25% at 7:02 am CET.

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