Asian Markets, January 25, 2013

As of January 25, Nikkei 225 index rose by 2.88% provided by the weaker yen. The yen saw the lowest level against the U.S. dollar since June 2010. Despite the decreases in the shares of Samsung Electronics Co., blue-chips exporters supported the index.

Despite of the increases in energy shares, due to the declines in the shares of insurers and mobile-service providers, Hang Seng Index and Shanghai Composite Index in Hong Kong edged down 0.26% and 0.49%, respectively. The decreases in suppliers of Apple Inc. also affected the markets negatively.

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