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Asian stock markets showed a mixed trend. Tensions between Russia and Ukraine influenced negatively the stock markets. The Japanese index Nikkei 225 traded higher because of the weaker yen. Tokyo CPI excluding fresh food climbed 2.7% in April from 1.0% in March. The rise of CPI did not meet the expectations. Analysts forecasted the increase of 2.7%. National Consumer Price Index improved from the previous month. The index climbed 1.6% in March (February: 1.5%). National CPI excluding fresh food did not meet the expectations. The index was up 1.3%, expected the rise of 1.4%.
Indexes on the close:
Nikkei 225 14,429.26 +24.27 +0.17%
Hang Seng 22,223.53 -339.27 -1.50%
Shanghai Composite 2,036.52 -20.51 -1.00%
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