MOSCOW, Oct. 17 - Prime. Stock exchanges in the Asia-Pacific Region (APR) finished trading Monday mainly in the "red zone", as investors are preparing to leave this week, China's statistics, according to the auction.
By the close of the index of the Shanghai Stock Exchange Shanghai Composite fell by 0.74% - to 3041.17 points, Shenzhen Shenzhen Composite - by 0.94% to 2027.56 points. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index declined by 0.84% - to 23,037.54 points, the Japanese Nikkei 225 rose 0.26% to 16,900.12 points. Korean KOSPI rose 0.24% to 2027.61 points, while the Australian S & P / ASX 200 lost 0.83% to 5388.70 points.
Wednesday will be known data on the growth of China's GDP in the third quarter. As analysts predict, the rate in annual terms amounted to 6.7%, as in the second quarter. In addition, the impact will be known data on retail sales in the country in September. As expected, the indicator rose in annual terms by 10.6%, as in August. Industrial production in China in September, according to the forecasts, increased by 6.4% YoY against 6.3% growth in the previous month.
"The market is looking for direction of Chinese economic data to be released this week, will be the focus.", - Told Reuters the head of Ample Finance Group Alex Wong (Alex Wong).
Negative impact on the trades in the Asia-Pacific region had and falling oil prices. "Black gold" is reduced in price because of the data the US oil and gas service company Baker Hughes drilling to increase the number in the United States. According to the results ended October 14 working weeks, the number of drilling rigs in the country has increased by 15 units - up to 539 units.