Recently, the stocks in Asia traded mixed as few minutes after a meeting by the RBA (Reserve Bank of Australia) demonstrated the central bank’s enthusiasm to move on the financial policy if necessary. In China, the Shanghai Composite decreased by 0.11%, while the Shenzhen Component collapsed by 0.18%. The Shenzhen Composite was hugely flat. The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong advance by 0.13%. The shares of Chinese tech giant Xiaomi shed by 0.64%. The company took a 6% stack in chip developer VeriSilicon Holdings, with the step coming in the middle of Beijing’s thrust for China to become more dependent in sectors like chips. Seemingly, Xiaomi is set to declare quarterly proceeds results in the second part of August.
In Japan, the Nikkei 225 slipped by 0.68%. The Topix index shed by 0.68%, whereas, South Korea’s Kospi surged by 0.34%. In Australia, the standard S&P/ASX 200 traded partially higher. The shares of miner Rio Tinto slipped slightly following the company declared a cost blowout and postponement at its underground copper mine in Mongolia, with a 3.5% decline in second-quarter iron ore consignments owing to disturbances caused by a tropical cyclone previously in the year. The MSCI Asia ex-Japan index climbs by 0.24%. Minutes from the RBA’s financial policy meeting in July demonstrated that the central bank was about to change interest rates if needed.
On a related note, the central bank governor stated that Australia’s rate curbs and tax rebate is aiding the economy. Australia’s main central banker gave an optimistic evaluation of the country’s financial system, stating two policy rate curbs, tax rebates by the administration and higher levels of infrastructure speculation were supporting activity. Philip Lowe (RBA’s Governor) met with Josh Frydenberg (Treasurer) in Melbourne previously and made some comments to the local media.