Most Asian stocks fall on North Korea nuke test, China data

Hong Kong, 26 Rabi’I,1437 AH, 06 January,2016 , SPA — Most Asian stock markets declined Wednesday after a North Korean nuclear test unnerved investors and a poor Chinese economic report dampened sentiment, AP reported.
Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 1 percent to 18,195.33 and South Korea’s Kospi slid 0.3 percent to 1,925.66. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng fell 0.6 percent to 21,055.85 but the Shanghai Composite Index in mainland China rose 1.8 percent to 3,348.12. It slumped 6.9 percent on Monday and 0.3 percent on Tuesday. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 retreated 1.2 percent to 5,123.10.
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