Shares close down across Asia

Friday, Aug 16, 2013 16:30

HA NOI (Biz Hub) — Asian share markets saw losses on Friday. The HNX Index gained 0.08 points to end at 62.25 in Ha Noi, while in HCM City, the VN Index lost 0.43 points to close at 507.79.

China's benchmark Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index (SHCOMP) slid 21.44 points, levelling at 22,517.81, while in Hong Kong the Hang Seng Index (HSI) declined 13.43 points to 2,068.45. In Singapore, the Straits Times Index (STI) dropped 26.48 points to 3,194.4.

In Japan, the Nikkei 225 (NKY) shed 102.83 points to 13,650.11 while the Topix Index (TPX) lost 9.17 points, closing the session at 1,142.65. — VNS

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