Major Asian markets end lower

Friday, Jan 16, 2015 16:16

Money traders work in front of screen at a foreign exchange brokerage in Tokyo on January 16 when Asian stocks fell after a surprise move by the Swiss National Bank to abandon its efforts to keep its currency artificially cheap shocked the market. — Photo

HA NOI (Biz Hub) — Asian share prices fell on January 16.

The Nikkei 225 closed down 244.54 points to stand at 16,864.16, while the Topix Index declined by 12.87 points to end the day at 1,363.73.

The Hang Seng Index lost 247.39 points to close at 24,103.52 in Hong Kong. The Straits Times Index edged down by 38.16 points to end at 3,300.68 in Singapore.

The VN Index slipped by 2.93 points to close at 574.81, while the HNX also lost 0.53 points to finish at 84.35.

As an exception, the Shanghai Composite Index added 40.04 points to reach 3,376.50 in mainland China.  — VNS

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