Wed, 29 Nov 2023

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Asia were mixed on Friday.

In Japan, the Nikkei 225 slid 100.06 points or 0.35 percent to 28,283.03.

The Australian All Ordinaries gained 15.40 points or 0.21 percent to 7,447.60.

In South Korea, the Kospi Composite fell 3.47 points or 0.14 percent to 2,437.86.

New Zealand's S&P/NZX 50 climbed 60.85 points or 0.54 percent to 11,382.56.

In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng retreated 87.32 points orm0.49 percent to 17,573.58.

China's Shanghai Composite added 12.38 points or 0.40 percent to 3,101.69.

The U.S. dollar steadied on Friday during the Asian trading zone after heavy losses during the week. The euro traded in a tight range around 1.0415. The British pound was little changed at 1.2107. The Japanese yen was changing hands at 138.60. The Swiss franc inched down to 0.9446.

The Canadian dollar edged up to 1.2237. The Australian dollar was a fraction higher at 0.6767. The New Zealand dollar was slightly lower at 0.6256.

Wall Street was closed on Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday. The German Dax climbed 111.97 points or 0.78 percent to close Thursday at 14,539.56.

In Paris, France, the CAC 40 advanced 28.23 points or 0.42 percent to 6,707.32.

London's FTSE 100 inched up 1.36 points or 0.02 percent to 7,466.60.

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