On Friday, Asian markets closed mostly higher, with Chinese stocks ultimately going up after a losing trading session.
The Shanghai Composite Index ended up 1% at 2,767.21, because a gathering of the Group of 20 industrialized nations in Shanghai got under way. Thursday’s steep slump in mainland stocks applied pressure on China to address worldwide anxiety regarding its economy as well as financial markets at the meeting of finance ministers as well as central bankers.
The recent fluctuations in the Chinese stock market proved to have just a tiny impact on the region’s stocks. During Friday’s session, the Hang Seng Index soared 2.8%, Japanese Nikkei Stock Average gained 0.3%. Additionally, South Korean Kospi surged 0.1%, while Australian S&P ASX 200 mainly stood still.
Hong Kong obtained a decent boost from a 4.6% leapt in energy stocks. For instance, PetroChina grew 4.7%.
At a news conference ahead of the upcoming meeting of finance leaders of the G-20, Zhou Xiaochuan, China’s top central banker tried to reassure the country’s trading partners that Beijing isn’t going to greatly weaken the Chinese currency and China’s government boasts effective tools to support the national economy.