Nikkei up despite of regional tensions; Asian markets mixed
After the cruise missile attack by the US on Syria, the U.S military sent an aircraft carrier group near Korean Peninsula in a response to the North Korean provocation.Currency Tips
The latest development, however, does not seem to weigh on Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index which bounced 0.77%.
The ASX 200 climbed 0.58%, led by utilities and energy stocks.
The Kospi is down by 0.52% even as LG Electronics shares plunged 1.97%
The Shanghai Composite declined 0.21%.
The February unadjusted current account balance surplus jumped highest since March 2016 at 2.814 trillion Yen, in Japan.
Economic data that market will be eyeing today will be that of Australia February home loan and outstanding loan growth in China for the month of March.