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Asian stocks mostly lower after US declines


Asian stocks were mostly lower Tuesday after Wall Street’s losses overnight and pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, a major financial center, added to worries about political risk.KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index tumbled 1.2 percent to 22,945.80 points after protesters blocked streets in the business district. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 plunged 1.5 percent to 16,070.90 and China’s Shanghai Composite Index was flat at 2,357.91. Sydney’s S&P ASX 200 gained 0.2 percent to 5,275.60 while Seoul, Taipei, Singapore and New Zealand declined.HONG KONG PROTESTS: Thousands of people have blocked streets in the territory’s business district to protest government plans to require …read more

Source: The Jakarta Post

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