Asian shares gain ground as Wall Street falls

2017-08-24 11:36:39 GMT (Economies.com)
Asian shares gain ground as Wall Street falls

Asian stocks kept its profits, regardless of Wall Street’s decrease earlier, amid U.S. president Trump threatened to shut down government if he had to; in order to fund wall construction between U.S. and Mexico.

 

Trump also threatened to dismiss NAFTA, with both Canada and Mexico, as the three countries fail to reach a compromise, which in turn negatively affected Wall Street and curbed Asian Market.

 

Japanese shares decreased, as TOPIX fell 0.02% or 0.28 points to 1,230.60, while Nikkei 225 declined 0.04% or 7.26 points to 19,427.38.

 

Chinese CSI 300 fell 0.30% or 11.30 points to 3,744.79, while Shanghai decreased 0.23% or 7.70 points to 3,280.01.

 

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng advanced 0.40% or 108.97 points to 27,510.64, while South Korea’s KOSPI rose 0.34% or 8.16 points to 2,374.56.

 

New Zealand’s NZX 50 gained 0.03%, or 2.44 points to 7,881.90, and finally Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 increased 0.24% or 13.74 points to 5,750.90.

 
 
 
  Symbol Last Change Chg.%
1.1304
-0.0093
0.8173%
1.2572
-0.0131
1.0336%
14.609
-0.011
0.079%
51.133
-1.113
2.129%
60.27
-1.16
1.89%
1239.850
-8.190
0.656%
 
 
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