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.
retreated by 1.2%, while Kospi
in South Korea fell by 1.6%. Hong Kong Hang Seng
declined 1.5%, while Shanghai Composite
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
and throughout South-East Asia.
Among the individual shares, Dai-ichi Life Holdings
declined in Tokyo trade, as did the SoftBank group
. Operators of the casino Galaxy Entertainment
and sands of China
fell in Hong Kong, with companies such as AAC
and solar optical
and manufacturer of SK Hynix chips
in Korea, and Foxconn
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
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
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
Went to 110.30 yen from 110.45 yen late Thursday.
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