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Asian markets are falling as global uncertainty grows



Asian stocks were generally lower on Friday, tracking a weak session on Wall Street, as traders were waiting for the conclusion of the US-China talks in Beijing.

NIK, -1.13%

retreated by 1.2%, while Kospi

SEU, -1.34%

in South Korea fell by 1.6%. Hong Kong Hang Seng

HSI, -1

.83%

declined 1.5%, while Shanghai Composite

SHCOMP, -1.37%

was 0.6% lower.

Australian S & P / ASX 200

XJO, + 0.11%

raised the regional trend, increasing by 0.1% to 6,062.30. Shares fell in Taiwan

Y9999, -0.24%

and throughout South-East Asia.

Among the individual shares, Dai-ichi Life Holdings

8750, -4.66%

declined in Tokyo trade, as did the SoftBank group

9984, -4.40%

and Honda

7267, -2.25%

. Operators of the casino Galaxy Entertainment

0027, -4.15%

and sands of China

1928, -3.88%

fell in Hong Kong, with companies such as AAC

2018, -4.67%

and solar optical

2382, -4.29%

. Samsung

005930, -3.05%

and manufacturer of SK Hynix chips

000660, -4.65%

in Korea, and Foxconn

2354, -1.47%

slipped in Taiwan. Energy reserves have risen in Australia, headed by Beach Energy

BPT, + 2.17%

and Woodside Petroleum

WPL, + 1.49%

.

Unflattering data led to mixed rates in the US on Thursday. According to the Ministry of Commerce, retail sales fell by 1.2% in December from the previous month, the largest drop since September 2009. closure of the US government

Read: China's inflation slowed down further in January

"The market is in a defensive position. Traders are wondering whether the latest retail sales are a harbinger of more bad news, "said Sen Saint Woon, economist at CIMB's private bank. . It is unclear whether they will advance in bumpy issues, such as the misfortune of Washington through Chinese technology and trade policy. hinting that he can withstand these issues if both sides achieve sufficient progress in trade talks. See also: China hopes to buy more US goods, including semiconductors that can help complete the trade war

Wide S & P 500 Index

SPX, -0.27%

declined by 0.3% to 2,745.73. Techno-heavy Nasdaq composite

COMP, + 0.09%

added 0.1% to 7,426.95, and the industrial average Dow Jones

DJIA, -0.41%

lost 0.4% to 25,439.39.

The United States is crude

CLJ9, + 0.26%

added 34 cents to $ 54.75 a barrel in electronic commerce at the New York Mercantile Exchange. He received 51 cents to pay at $ 54.41 a barrel in New York on Thursday. Brent Oil

LCOJ9, + 0.39%

used to determine the price of international oils, increased by 44 centes to $ 65.01 per barrel. It went up by 96 cents and closed at $ 64.57 per barrel in London

USDJPY, -0.08%

Went to 110.30 yen from 110.45 yen late Thursday.

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