Asian shares were mostly in the red at the end of Monday’s session, as shares in Hong Kong fell amid high tensions in the city.
The mainland Chinese markets finished today’s session down. The Shanghai Composite dropped by 1.83 percent to end the session at 2,909.97 dragged by the losses in all sectors led by Telecom sector.
Hong Kong’s main index Hang Seng fell by 2.62 percent in today’s session and closed at 26,926.55. The losses were in all sectors following Consumer Cyclicals sector.
Furthermore, South Korea's main index (Kospi) declined by 0.61 percent on Monday’s session, shrank by the losses in Industrials and Technology sectors, as Utilities sector added 0.74 percent to end the session at 0.48 percent.
Japanese Stock Market:
Japanese stocks closed lower on Monday, as the primary index NIKKEI 225 fell by 0.26 percent to end the session at 23,331.84. Dragged by the losses in Energy and Healthcare sectors.
In stocks pace, Nissan Chemical Corp was the best performer in today’s trading session as its stock boosted by 9.94 percent, while Daiwa House Industry Co Ltd was the worst performer and finished the session 7.50 percent down.
In the Forex pace, the Japanese Yen Powered against the Greenback and traded at 108.954 at 10:30 GMT.
Australian Stock Market:
Australia’s S&P/ASX200 index finished the session higher at 6,772.50 on Monday. Supported by the gains in Healthcare and Industrials sectors that rose by 2.69 and 1.32 percent, respectively. On the other side, Basic Materials sector dropped by 0.83 percent.
In stock news, SpeedCast International Ltd was the best performer of the session as the share leaped higher by 11.29 percent. Meanwhile, Fortescue Metals Group Ltd was the worst performer after its stock closed lower by 5.53 percent.
In the Forex space, the Aussie rose against its U.S. counterpart to trade at 0.68618 at 10:30 GMT.
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