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Voice of America – English: Asian Markets Mixed Wednesday

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Asian markets are mixed Wednesday after the chaotic U.S. presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. 

The Nikkei index in Tokyo lost 1.5%. Sydney’s S&P/ASX index closed 2.2% lower.  The KOSPI index in Seoul gained 0.8%, and Taipei’s TSEC index earned 0.3%. 

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index is up 0.8% in late afternoon trading.  Shanghai’s Composite index is down 0.2%, while the Sensex in Mumbai is 0.2% higher.  

In commodities trading, gold is trading at $1,893.30 an ounce, down 0.5%.  U.S. crude oil is trading at $39.09 per barrel, down 0.5%, and Brent crude is trading at $40.49 per barrel, down 1.3%. 

All three major U.S. indices are trending lower in futures trading.   

Voice of America – English