Asian stocks drop on Monday

Monday, Dec 16, 2013 17:31

HA NOI (Biz Hub) —The Nikkei 225 lost 250.20 points to close at 15,152.91, Monday's largest loser on the Asian market, while the Topix Index (TPX) dropped 15.93 points to finish at 1,222.95 in Tokyo.

Also, the Hang Seng Index (HSI) in Hong Kong lost 131.30 points to close at 23,114.66

Further, the benchmark Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index (SHCOMP) slipped 35.21 points to finish at 2,160.86, and the Straits Times Index (STI) declined 12.25 points to close at 3,053.8.

In the local market, the VN Index dropped 4.02 points to finish at 502.04 in HCM City, while the Ha Noi HNX Index added 0.27 points to end at 66.49 in the capital city.— VNS

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