Asian markets close Monday in positive territory

All Asian markets close up except for Hang Seng index

2022-01-17 14:45:30


After closing last week in red, Asian markets ended Monday with gains except for the Hang Seng index.

The Asia Dow, which includes blue-chip companies in the region, earned 67.47 points, or 0.03%, to close at around 3,870.86 points.

Tokyo's Nikkei 225 stock exchange was up 209.24 points, or 0.74%, to 28,333, and China's Shanghai stock exchange rose 20.41 points, or 0.58%, to 3,541 points.

The Indian Sensex benchmark posted an increase of 85.88 points, or 0.14%, to close at 61,308 points, and the Singapore index also earned 5.98 points, or 0.18%, to reach 3,287.

Meanwhile, the Hang Seng, the benchmark for blue-chip stocks trading on the Hong Kong stock exchange, lost 165.29 points, or 0.68%, to reach 24,218.

European markets

All major European indices were in the positive territory as of the midday.

The STOXX Europe 600, which includes around 90% of the market capitalization of the European market in 17 countries, was up by 2.50 points, or 0.52%, to reach 483.66 points as of 1030GMT.

London's FTSE 100 increased by 43.18 points, or 0.57%, to stand at 7,586 points, and Germany's DAX index reached 15,936 points, up by 53.37 points or 0.34%.

The French CAC 40 earned 39.22 points, or 0.55%, to reach 7,182 points, while Italy's FTSE MIB posted an increase of 642 points, or 0.23%, to stand at 27,608 points.

Spain's IBEX 35 also rose by 45.3 points, or 0.51%, to 8,851 points.