- China’s official manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for September came in at 51.5 on Wednesday as compared to 51.0 in August, according to the country’s National Bureau of Statistics.
- Meanwhile, a private manufacturing survey also showed manufacturing activity expanding in September, with the Caixin/Markit PMI coming in at 53.0.
- Shares of Japanese telecommunications firms were watched on Wednesday following a recent shakeup in the sector, with Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) set to take over its telecommunications unit, NTT Docomo.
- The fiery first U.S. presidential debate between incumbent President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden could also have weighed on investor sentiment, with the two constantly exchanging sharp remarks in a face-to-face challenge.
SINGAPORE — Asia-Pacific markets were mixed on Wednesday as investors reacted to the release of China’s manufacturing activity data for September.
Mainland Chinese markets were mixed on the day, with the Shanghai composite