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ASIA MARKETS / stock exchanges expand losses in the course of corona worries

TOKYO / SHANGHAI (Dow Jones) – Not much is happening on the Asian stock exchanges on Monday. In the course of time, however, more and more stock markets turn more and more downwards. Due to the holiday season, trade in Hong Kong and Australia is suspended. In China, the stock market is weakening a little more violently: While the corona infections are spreading worldwide, China reported the highest number of infections in 21 months at the weekend. At the same time, the Chinese central bank is apparently ready to give the economy more support – this also applies to the ailing real estate sector.

In view of the corona effects, this also seems to be necessary. The analysts at Goldman Sachs expect purchasing managers’ indices for China to fall below the growth threshold of 50 in December. In Shanghai, prices are falling with the rising corona infections and the measures taken by the government, the Shanghai Composite increases the losses over the course to 1.0 percent.

In South Korea (-0.3%) things are also going downhill. Previously, the Kospi had swung between slight surcharges and discounts. The stocks of the index heavyweight Samsung Electronics lost 0.5 percent burdened by reports that chip production in the Chinese city of Xian had been put into emergency mode after new lockdown measures by the government.

In Japan, the Nikkei-225 is a bit lighter. Stocks from the airline sector are suffering from the global flight cancellations in the wake of the Corona measures. After weak business figures, the papers of the furniture supplier Nitori Holdings plummet by 8.8 percent.

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Index (stock exchange) last +/-%% YTD end

S&P/ASX 200 (Sydney) Feiertag

Nikkei-225 (Tokio) 28.702,06 -0,3% + 4,9% 07:00

Kospi (Seoul) 3.003,27 -0,3% +4,5% 07:00

Shanghai Comp. 3,605.53 -1.0% + 3.8% 08:00

Hang-Seng (Hongk.) Holiday

Straits-Times (Sing.) 3.109,09 +0,0% +8,9% 10:00

KLCI (Malaysia) 1,530.63 +0.9% -6.8% 10:00

Forex last +/-% 00:00 Fri, 8: 59% YTD

EUR/USD 1,1316 +0,0% 1,1312 1,1332 -7,4%

EUR/JPY 129,52 +0,1% 129,38 129,59 +2,7%

EUR/GBP 0,8440 -0,0% 0,8444 0,8449 -5,5%

GBP/USD 1,3407 +0,1% 1,3398 1,3409 -2,0%

USD/JPY 114,46 +0,1% 114,37 114,36 +10,9%

USD/KRW 1.186,98 +0,1% 1.186,98 1.186,40 +9,3%

USD/CNY 6,3677 -0,0% 6,3677 6,3696 -2,4%

USD/CNH 6.3755 +0.0% 6.3746 6.3747 -2.0%

USD/HKD 7,7992 -0,0% 7,7993 7,7989 +0,6%

AUD/USD 0,7234 +0,1% 0,7223 0,7235 -6,1%

NZD / USD 0.6818 + 0.1% 0.6812 0.6816 -5.1%

Bitcoin

BTC/USD 50,966.59 -0.1% 51,002.21 51,012.20 +75.4%

ROHÖL last VT-Settl. +/-% +/- USD% YTD

WTI/Nymex 73,22 73,79 -0,8% -0,57 +54,7%

Brent/ICE 76,38 76,14 +0,3% 0,24 +50,2%

METALS last previous day +/-% +/- USD% YTD

Gold (Spot) 1.809,29 1.808,40 +0,0% +0,89 -4,7%

Silver (spot) 22.76 22.98 -1.0% -0.22 -13.8%

Platinum (Spot) 965.14 977.10 -1.2% -11.96 -9.8%

Kupfer-Future 4,37 4,39 -0,5% -0,02 +24,1%

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(END) Dow Jones Newswires

December 27, 2021 00:52 ET (05:52 GMT)

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