Asia-Pacific markets were mixed on Monday as investors remained cautious amid a potential global economic slowdown after important data in the United States and China failed to meet expectations last week.
Nissan shares rose 1.11 percent when the company's former boss, Carlos Ghosn, reportedly requested approval from the Tokyo District Court for attendance at the automaker's board meeting on Tuesday.
Ghosn, former chairman of Nissan, was released from a Tokyo detention center last week and released on a $ 9 million bail after being held for over 100 days for financial misconduct. He described these charges as "merciless." 19659003] In South Korea, the Kospi was nearly unchanged at 2,138.10, while the major indices in Singapore and Malaysia fought for gains in afternoon trading. The Hang Seng Index in Hong Kong rose 0.93 percent. Indian stocks rose after announcing on Sunday that it would hold parliamentary elections in seven stages from 11 April. The Nifty 50 rose 1.09 percent, while the Indian rupee traded around $ 69.91 at 15:21. HK / SIN, which were topped up by over 70.40 last week.
Australia's ASX 200 fell 0.38 percent to 6,180.20 as most sectors declined. The energy sector slipped 1.55 percent as oil stocks fell: Santos shares fell 2.16 percent, oil dropped 1.99 percent and Woodside Petroleum 1.73 percent.
Oil prices came under pressure on Friday after data showed that US jobs were on the rise in February, while Chinese imports and exports plummeted in the last month. The European Central Bank has also cut its growth prospects for the eurozone.
US. Crude oil rose 0.66% to $ 56.44 per barrel on Monday afternoon during Asian hours, while the international benchmark Brent rose 0.58% to $ 66.12.