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4/20, 4:30 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Asia mixed amid more Ukraine clashes, data

Major stock markets in Asia-Pacific traded with mixed results on Wednesday's session as the Russia-Ukraine conflict continued to unfold, with the country's President Volodymyr Zelensky stating that the situation in Mariupol remained unchanged and "severe as possible."

On the economic front, the Japanese trade deficit for March was reported to be ¥412.4 billion, landing below experts' expectations. Furthermore, The People's Bank of China announced it decided to leave crucial interest rates unchanged in April, in line with market expectations.

At 4:30 am CET, South Korea's Kospi Composite lost 0.28%, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng also fell by 0.28% at the same time. On the Chinese mainland, the Shenzhen Composite went down by 0.54% at 4:15 am CET and Shanghai Composite lost 0.44% a minute later. Still, the Australian S&P/ASX 200 climbed 0.33% at 4:30 am CET, with Japan's Nikkei 225 moving 0.56% higher at the same time, as the dollar rose 0.18% against the yen, going for ¥128.6880 at 4:25 am CET.

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