Asian shares mixed in post-holiday trading – Borneo Bulletin Online
BEIJING (AP) – Major Asian stock markets were mixed yesterday in light trading after the Christmas holiday.
The Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.7 per cent to 3,304.72 and Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 shed 0.2 per cent to 22,892.69.
Seoul’s Kospi fell 0.5 per cent to 2,427.34 and India’s Sensex declined 0.1 per cent to 33,920.39.
US markets were closed Monday for Christmas after stocks finished slightly lower Friday in subdued trading. Stocks were below the record highs they reached earlier in the week but still finished higher for the fifth week in a row.
US shares were on pace to finish every month of the year with gains, when dividends are included.
Benchmark US crude gained five cents to $58.52 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
The contract rose 11 cents to $58.47 on Friday.