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.
- 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.”