Asian stock markets were mixed Wednesday, AP reported.
Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 fell 0.7% to 19,137.95 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng edged 10 points lower to 23,805.56. The Shanghai Composite Index advanced 0.5% to 2,840.05.
The Kospi in Seoul gained 0.5% to 1,888.50 and Sydney’s S&P-ASX 200 picked up 0.5% to 5,429.10.
India’s Sensex opened up 1.3% at 31,034.91. New Zealand’s main index fell 1.4% and Singapore was down 1.3%.
The price of a barrel of the benchmark grade of U.S. oil to be delivered in June lost 87 cents to $10.70 in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It plunged 43% the previous session to $11.57.
Brent crude, the price standard for international oils, lost another $2.97 cents to $16.34 per barrel in London. On Tuesday, it fell 24.4% to $19.33.
The dollar declined to 107.59 yen from Tuesday’s 107.68 yen. The euro was unchanged at $1.0853.
Source: Saudi Press Agency