Hang Seng

Today's data summary

Market closed
% change
+0.32%
Value
27353.93
Change
+86.80
As of 14:01 26 May 2019

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Asia markets mixed

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Most markets in Asia looked set to end the week on a downbeat note.

In afternoon trading, Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 0.3%, Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.2% and the Shanghai Composite put on 0.1%

Asia markets slide

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Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 0.62%, or 132.23 points, to close at 21,151.14,

Hong Kong's Hang Seng index fell 1.6% to end at 27,267.13, while the Shanghai Composite Index gave up 1.4% to close at 2,852.52.

Asia stocks mixed

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Here's our first look at markets today and It's been a mostly upbeat session in Asia.

In afternoon trading, the Shanghai Composite rose 1.5% and Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.2%, while Japan's Nikkei 225 index slipped 0.1%.

Asian markets mixed

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In China, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was down 0.5%, while the Shanghai Composite fell 0.6%.

Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.5%.

Chinese stocks underperform

Asian shares suffered a fresh bout of the shakes on Friday as tough words on trade from China's media drowned out upbeat news on the US economy and corporate earnings.

Shanghai stocks fell amid the growing fallout from President Donald Trump's move to block China's Huawei Technologies from buying American technology.

The sense of foreboding grew as the Communist Party's People's Daily used a front page commentary to evoke the patriotic spirit of past wars, saying the trade war would never bring China down.

"It is hard to get too excited as the news flows in the trade front points to an escalation rather than an ease in tensions," said Rodrigo Catril, senior FX strategist at National Australia Bank.

"Many commentators are suggesting the decision on Huawei and other Chinese telecos effectively means the President has taken the 'nuclear option' and it has now moved towards a 'fully-fledged' tech war with China."

In China, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index fell 0.7% while the Shanghai Composite dropped 1.5%.

But Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 1.1%.

Asia stocks climb

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It's been a upbeat session across Asia markets after a slight softening in rhetoric from US President Donald Trump about the US-China tariff war.

In afternoon trading, Japan's Nikkei 225 index added 0.3% while the Shanghai Composite rose 1.1% and Hong Kong's Hang Seng put on 0.7%.

Asian stocks broadly lower

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US President Donald Trump with China's top trade official, Vice Premier Liu He

Asian stocks were broadly lower as investors shunned riskier assets amid an escalation of the US China trade war.

In China, Hong Kong's Hang Seng was down 1.6%, after being closed in the previous trading session, while the Shanghai Composite was 0.4% lower.

Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 was down 0.8%.

Asian stocks took their cue from Wall Street, where stock indices fell sharply overnight as China retaliated in an escalating trade war.

China said it would raise tariffs on $60bn of US products from 1 June, after the US on Friday more than doubled duties on $200bn of Chinese products.

China stocks drop

The Shanghai Composite index closed down 1.2% at 2,903.71. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was closed for a holiday.

Asian markets lower

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Asian markets were broadly lower.

The Shanghai Composite fell more than 1%, while Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 was down 0.9%.

Hong Kong stocks sink

Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index dropped 2.4% to end at 28,311.07 while the Shanghai Composite Index fell 1.5% to finish at 2,850.95.