Asian markets mixed at weekly close, European exchanges in positive territory

US futures indicate higher opening on Friday

Stock markets in Asia were mixed at close on Friday, while European stock exchanges were in positive territory.

The Asia Dow, which includes blue-chip companies in the region, was down 71 points, or 2.07%, to 3,393 at 1120 GMT.

Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 stock exchange lost 527 points, or 2.05%, to close at 25,162 points.

The Hang Seng, the benchmark for blue-chip stocks trading on the Hong Kong stock exchange, fell by 336 points, or 1.61%, to 20,553.

China’s Shanghai Stock Exchange, on the other hand, was up by 13 points, or 0.41%, to finish at 3,309.

India’s Sensex benchmark gained 85 points, or 0.15%, to close at 55,550.

The Singapore index increased by almost 9 points, or 0.28%, to end the day at 3,249.

In Europe, the STOXX Europe 600, which includes around 90% of market capitalization of the European market in 17 countries, was up by more than 3 points, or 0.71%, to 430.19 at 1123 GMT.

London’s FTSE 100 rose by 62 points, or 0.88%, to 7,160, while Germany’s DAX 30 was up 107 points, or 0.8%, to 13,550.

France’s CAC 40 increased by 23 points, or 0.37%, to 6,230, Italy’s FTSE MIB gained 125 points, or 0.55%, to hit 23,011, and Spain’s IBEX 35 climbed by 41 points, or 0.51%, to 8,110.

In the US, futures indicated that indices will open with gains on Friday.

The Dow Jones futures were up 100 points, or 0.3%, to 33,144 at 1125 GMT.

The S&P futures rose 17 points, or 0.41%, to 4,264, while the Nasdaq futures increased by 58 points, or 0.44%, to 13,640.


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