2/21, 5:29 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Asian markets slip on Ukraine worries

Major stock market indexes in Asia started the week's trading session lower as Russia's military buildup near Ukraine continues to rattle the financial markets. Additionally, the People's Bank of China (PBoC) said it decided against adjusting its monetary policy in February, in line with expectations.

In mainland China, the Shanghai Composite decreased by 0.36% at 4:30 am CET, with the Shenzhen Composite down by 0.26% at 5:25 am CET. At 5:23 am CET, South Korea's Kospi Composite fell 0.46%, Japan's Nikkei 225 fell by 0.85% and the dollar lost 0.11% against the yen to go for ¥114.9635.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng went down by 0.71% at 5:05 am CET, but the Australian S&P 200 increased by 0.24% at 5:26 am CET.

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