China Weighs on Asian Markets

Chinese statistics, somewhat disappointing, released this morning have tempered the optimism of early Asian session of the Stock Exchange.

China is disappointed and all stock markets suffers. While the Middle Kingdom has unveiled a disappointing trade surplus in May, the S & P Asia fell back by 0.7% shortly before the close of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The Nikkei, the benchmark index in Tokyo, which gained 1.3% even in mid-session before the release of Chinese statistics, not put more than 0.6% to 9,522 points shortly before the close. The S & P ASX 200 Index Australian star has ended up slightly from 0.1% to 4553.90 points. Of the other major Asian markets, the red predominates. In Shanghai, the China Shanghai Composite fell back by 0.4% while the Hang Seng index in Hong Kong landmark, losing 0.7%, South Korea’s Kospi dropped 0.5% and the Sensex Stock Exchange Mumbai was down 0.3%.