Tokyo, Shares were mixed in Asia on Tuesday, after buying of technology stocks nudged the S&P 500 closer to the record high it set in February before the pandemic crunched the global economy.
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index lost 0.1% to 25,320.16 while in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 slipped 0.5% to 22,972.43. South Korea’s Kospi slumped 0.7% to 2,391.87. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.3% to 6,094.20, while the Shanghai Composite index edged 0.1% higher, to 3,441.41, AP reported.
Benchmark U.S. crude oil gave up 24 cents to $42.64 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It added 88 cents to settle at $42.89 per barrel on Monday. Brent crude, the international standard, lost 22 cents to $45.15.
In currency dealings, the U.S. dollar weakened to 105.62 Japanese yen from 105.98 yen. The euro rose to $1.1889 from $1.1873.
Gold for delivery in December climbed 30 cents to $1,999.10 per ounce.
Source: Saudi Press Agency