Major Asian Market Down

Major markets in Asia are down this morning with mostly digesting news on the prospect of Donald Trump returning as the President of USA for the second time. The dollar hit a new record against the Japanese Yen, soaring to a 38 year high while the ringgit has also weakened this week.

To give an overview of how markets are performing, here’s a snapshot.


The Shanghai Composite Index opened at 2,992.86 points, down 1.87 points, or 0.06 percent.

The Shenzhen Component Index opened at 8,886.09 points, down 13.08 points, or 0.15 percent.

The Hang Seng Index opened at 17,669.42 points, down 49.19 points, or 0.28 percent.

The S&P/ASX 200 index opened at 7,736.20 points, down 14.50 points, or 0.19 percent.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average opened at 39,543.61 points, down 87.45 points, or 0.22 percent.

The Straits Times Index opened at 3,340.55 points, up 1.98 points, or 0.06 percent.

The Korea Composite Stock Price Index opened at 2,798.65 points, down 5.54 points, or 0.20 percent.

The KLSE opened higher 1,598 and continues to see strong activity and at one point passsing the 1600 treshold before dipping back down


The S&P 500 Index closed at 5,475.09 points, up 14.61 points, or 0.27 percent.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 39,169.52 points, up 50.66 points, or 0.13 percent.

The Nasdaq Composite Index closed at 17,879.30 points, up 146.70 points, or 0.83 percent.


The DAX Index closed at 18,290.66 points, up 55.21 points, or 0.30 percent.

The FTSE 100 Index closed at 8,166.76 points, up 2.64 points, or 0.03 percent.

The Paris CAC 40 closed at 7,561.13 points, up 81.73 points, or 1.09 percent

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