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Asian stock indices traded mixed. The disappointing China’s HSBC manufacturing purchasing managers’ index had a negative impact on Asian stocks. China’s HSBC manufacturing purchasing managers’ index dropped to 48.1 in April from 48.3 in March. Analysts expected an increase to 48.4.
The Japanese stock market was closed for a public holiday.
Indexes on the close:
Nikkei 225 closed
Hang Seng 21,976.33 -284.34 -1.28%
Shanghai Composite 2,027.35 +1.00 +0.05%
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