Stocks in Asia were mixed on Friday, with major markets across the region closed for the Good Friday holiday.
Mainland Chinese shares were lower on the day. The Shanghai composite was down 1.04% to about 2,796.63 while the Shenzhen composite dropped 1.946% to approximately 1,721.22. The Shenzhen component fell 1.57% to 10,298.41.
Japan’s Nikkei 225 rose 0.79% to close at 19,498.50 while the Topix index dipped 0.92% to end its trading day at 1,430.04.
South Korea’s Kospi added 1.33% to close at 1,860.70. Shares of Samsung Biologics skyrocketed 16.82% after the firm announced Thursday that it had entered into an agreement with Vir Biotechnology for large-scale manufacturing of SARS-COV-2 antibodies for potential Covid-19 treatment. The deal is valued at around $362 million, according to a statement from the two companies.
Markets in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and India were all closed for the Good Friday holiday.
Source : CNBC