Stock Markets Closed for Good Friday, Asian Indexes Fall

Asian indexes fell Friday as U.S. stock markets and others world-wide were closed to finish a trading week shortened by Good Friday and other holidays.

In addition to U.S. stock markets, bond and commodities markets were also closed Friday. Some Asian markets were open. Japan’s Nikkei 225 ended the day down 0.3%, finishing the week up 0.4% to break a two-week losing streak. The Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.4%, ending the week down 1.25%. The People’s Bank of China on Friday relaxed a key bank lending constraint while leaving benchmark interest rates unchanged.

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