Hong Kong, Shenzhen shares fall more than 2%, BOJ keeps rates steady

Bank of Japan (BOJ) headquarters in Tokyo, Japan on Monday, April 25, 2022.

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Hong Kong shares fell to their lowest level since April 2009, leading losses in the Asia-Pacific after the Bank of Japan left its benchmark interest rate unchanged.

The Hang Seng Index Hong Kong closed down 3.66% at 14,863.06 in Hong Kong, after losing more than 4% in the previous session, while the Hong Kong Tech index was dragged down by a 5.56% drop.

In Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 It fell 0.87% to 6,785.70. The Nikki 225 In Japan, it fell 0.88% to 27,105.20, while Topix was down 0.34% to 1,899.05. The Japanese Yen The Bank of Japan initially maintained 146-levels after keeping rates at record lows, but later crossed 147.

of South Korea Cosby It was down 0.89% at 2,268.40. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 1.89%.

In mainland China, the Shanghai Mix 2,915.93 down by 2.25% and the Shenzhen component It closed down 3.24% at 10,401.84.

Overnight in the US, the Dow Jones industrial average rose 194.17 points, or 0.6%, to finish at 32,033.28, its fifth positive session. The S&P 500 fell 0.6% to 3,807.30, while the Nasdaq Composite lost 1.6% to 10,792.68.

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