Asian shares close on a mixed note

Monday, Mar 16, 2015 17:33

Asian indices end mixed in the market on March 16. --Photo

HA NOI (Biz Hub) — Asian indices ended mixed on March 16.

The Hang Seng Index added 126.34 points to close at 23,949.55 in Hong Kong, and the Shanghai Composite Index also increased 76.39 points to close at 3,449.31 in mainland China.

The Straits Times Index gained 13.27 points to end at 3,376.04 in Singapore.

In contrast, the Nikkei 225 slipped 8.19 points to close at 19,246.06, while the Topix Index lost 2.12 points to close at 1,558.21 in Tokyo.

The two bourses in Viet Nam also ended lower on the same day. The VN Index lost 5.30 points to close at 580.80, while the HNX slipped 0.64 points to finish at 85.08. —VNS

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