Asian Markets Were Mixed on January 31

As of January 31, despite the weak U.S. GDP data and lower-than-expected industrial production data of Japan in December, Nikkei 225 index rose by 0.23%, reaching highest closing level since April 2010. The banking sector shares led the gains resulted from earnings.

While Hang Seng Index in Hong Kong slightly fell by 0.39% caused by the profit realizations and weak U.S. GDP data, Shangai Composite Indexrose by 0.12% led by miners and utilities

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