Asian shares slump except Viet Nam

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015 18:43

HA NOI (Biz Hub) — The Shanghai Composite Index slumped 245.50 points or 6.15 per cent to end at 3,748.16 in mainland China, leading Asian shares to close down on August 18.

The Nikkei 225 lost 65.79 points to end at 20,554.47 in Tokyo while the Hang Seng Index fell 339.68 points to close at 23,474.97 in Hong Kong.

The Singapore's Straits Times Index also lost 17.70 points to end at 3,049.65

Viet Nam was an exception on the day as the VN Index added 7.07 points to close at 580.22 and the HNX Index increased 0.61 points to close at 78.99 — VNS

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