Equity indices in the Asia-Pacific region ended the midweek session on a lower note amid the release of disappointing economic data from China, Japan, and South Korea with China’s Manufacturing PMI remaining in contraction for the second consecutive month.
Japan’s Nikkei: -1.4%,
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng: -1.9%,
China’s Shanghai Composite: -0.6%,
India’s Sensex: -0.6%,
South Korea’s Kospi: -0.3%,
Australia’s ASX All Ordinaries: -1.5%.