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Overnight Markets: Banking and technology stocks lead Wall Street down

by Himanshu Singh on Mar 28, 2014 at 03:20

The MSCI Asia Pacific Index rose 0.4% to 137 as of 11 a.m. in Tokyo. Japan’s Topix index added 0.1%, after earlier falling as much as 0.7% as data showed consumer prices excluding fresh food climbed 1.3% in February from a year earlier.

South Korea’s Kospi index and Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index both added 0.3%, while New Zealand’s NZX 50 Index was little changed. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index advanced 0.8%, while China’s Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.6%.

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