Asian Markets Mostly Trade Lower
4/22/2010 11:43 PM ET
The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index, which declined to around 4,876, is currently
Among key bank stocks, Commonwealth Bank of Australia is down by over 1%, ANZ Bank is trading lower by 0.5% and Westpac Banking Corporation is down marginally, while National Australia Bank is in positive territory with a modest gain. Diversified financials stock Macquarie Group is trading lower by about 1%.
Top miners BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto are trading lower by 0.6% and 0.4% respectively. Newcrest Mining is gaining about 0.7%. Bluescope Steel and Incitec Pivot are trading marginally higher, while Fortescue Metals and Orica are exhibiting weakness.