Asian stocks open lower, following Wall Street

2019-08-13 09:34:33 GMT (

Asian stocks opened lower today following Wall Street, which have extended its losses yesterday, on the escalation of the US-China trade war and Hong Kong's protests and strikes on Monday that led authorities to cancel more than 150 flights.


The Japanese stocks fell broadly today, as Topix fell by 1.15% or 17.30 points to 1,486.54, Nikkei 225 shed 1.17% or 242.93 points to 20,441.89.


Chinese stocks also saw a drop, as CSI 300 fell by 0.66% or 24.76 points to 3,674.76, and Shanghai Composite fell by 0.51% or 14.37 points to 2,800.62.


Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 1.21% or 313.52 points to 25,511.20, while South Korea's Kospi fell 0.64% or 12.38 points to 1,929.91.


To New Zealand's NZX 50, which fell by 0.27% or 28.99 points to 10,843.75, the Australian S&P/ASX 200 fell by 0.23% or 15.46 points to 6,574.80.

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