Asian Shares Mixed

Tokyo, Asian shares were mixed Wednesday as reports of dismal company earnings add to pessimism over the widespread economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 index lost 1.2% to 22,397.11 and South Korea’s Kospi added 0.4% to 2,265.46. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 slipped 0.2% to 6,006.40. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng climbed 0.5% to 24,7894.10, while the Shanghai Composite index jumped 1.8% to 3,284.41 as buying kicked in after recent losses, AP reported.
Benchmark U.S. crude oil added 1 cent to $41.05 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It lost 56 cents to $41.04 per barrel on Tuesday. Brent crude, the international standard, gained 11 cents to $43.33 per barrel.
The U.S. dollar slipped to 105.00 Japanese yen from 105.07 yen on Tuesday. The euro strengthened to $1.1741 from $1.1718.


Source: Saudi Press Agency

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