Asian stocks mixed in light trading ahead of New Year – Virginian-Pilot

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A lot of things come to mind with a new year, and one of which is stocks. Nothing drives a person more than money. Well, within “Asian stocks mixed in light trading ahead of New Year – Virginian-Pilot”, talks about these exact things. Through the many countries located within Asia they cover the topics of stocks, jobs, and monetary gain they hope will rise as it has been.

Key Takeaways:

  • Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 was nearly flat at 19,407.77 and the Kospi of South Korea rose 0.2 percent to 2,041.66. The Shanghai Composite index was nearly flat at 3,121.67.
  • Markets in Southeast Asia were mixed. Hong Kong and Australia were closed for Boxing Day. Tokyo-based Toshiba also is embroiled in a scandal over disclosures that company officials doctored accounting books for years after setting unrealistic earnings targets.
  • Japan’s unemployment rate was at a low 3.1 percent in November and the key measure of inflation, excluding volatile fresh foods, fell 0.4 percent from the year before, the ninth straight month of declines.

“TOKYO (AP) — Shares are mixed in Asia as the last week of trading for the year began Tuesday after most markets were closed for Christmas. Most benchmarks stayed in a narrow range.KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 was nearly flat at 19,407.77 and the Kospi of South Korea rose 0.2 percent to 2,041.66.”

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