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Asia-Pacific Stocks Lower on Inflation Staying Power

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Asia-Pacific stocks moved mostly lower overnight on the back of higher energy prices and inflation concerns.

In Tokyo, the Nikkei (^N225) fell more than 1%, extending losses for an eighth consecutive session, while the Hang Seng (^HSI) dipped 0.4%. The Shanghai Composite (000001.SS) is closed until Friday due to a holiday.

Traders remain concerned that new Japanese PM Fumio Kishida could be outlining a redistribution plan that includes higher taxes, including on capital gains.

Asia-Pacific Indexes

Data as of 6 October 2021. All quotes delayed at least 15 mins.

SymbIndexTimeLastChgChg %
.TRXFLDJPPThomson Reuters Equity Japan Index3:42am EDT170.04-0.62-0.36%
.TRXFLDHKPThomson Reuters Equity HK Index5:42am EDT282.66-1.59-0.56%
.TRXFLDINPThomson Reuters Equity India Index5:56am EDT2,135.51-22.97-1.06%
.N225Nikkei Stock Average 2252:15am EDT27,528.87-293.25-1.05%
.HSIHang Seng Index4:08am EDT23,966.49-137.66-0.57%
.AORDASX All Ordinaries Index1:52am EDT7,496.20-40.30-0.53%
.KS11KOSPI Index5:03am EDT2,908.31-53.86-1.82%
.SETISET Composite Index5:48am EDT1,619.48-4.76-0.29%
.JKSEJakarta Composite4:14am EDT6,417.32+129.27+2.06%
.PSIPSE Composite Index12:50am EDT7,057.45+76.21+1.09%
.SSECShanghai Composite Index30 Sep 20213,568.17+31.87+0.90%
.BSESNS&P BSE Sensex6:12am EDT59,189.73-555.15-0.93%
.FTFBMKLCIFTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI5:04am EDT1,559.42+29.00+1.89%
.HNX30HNX 30 Index5 Oct 2021582.69+2.23+0.38%

Have a prosperous day, Keep the Faith!

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