Asian shares were significantly lower on Friday, tracking the weak Wall Street session, as traders expected the conclusion of negotiations in China and China in Beijing.
retreated 1.2% and Kospi
in South Korea fell by 1.6%. Hang Hang Hangeng
declined 1.5%, while Shanghai Composite
is 0.6% lower.
Australia S & P / ASX 200
XJO, + 0.11%
raised the regional trend, rising by 0.1% to 6,062.30. Shares fell in Taiwan
and throughout Southeast Asia.
Among the individual shares, Dai-ichi Life Holdings
fell in Tokyo's trade as well as in the SoftBank Group
. Casino operators Galaxy Entertainment
and Sands China
fell in Hong Kong, along with technology companies such as AAC
and Sunny Optical
and chip maker SK Hynix
in Korea and Foxconn
slipped into Taiwan. Stocks of energy increased in Australia, led by Beach Energy
BPT, + 2.17%
and Woodside Petroleum
WPL, + 1.49%
The disappointing data led the US indices to a mixed final on Thursday. According to the Department of Commerce, retail sales in December fell 1.2% on the previous month, the biggest decline since September 2009
The National Revenue Federation also reported a poor sales growth in November-December due to tensions in trade with China and the closure of the US government. China's inflation slows further in January
"The market is in a defensive position. Traders are wondering if the latest retail sales data is a precursor to worse news, "said Song Seng Uung, an economist at CIMB Private Banking. US and Chinese officials will end two days of talks in Beijing. It is unclear whether they will make progress on thorny issues like Washington's dissatisfaction with Chinese technology and trade policy.
The United States is obliged to more than double the import of 200 billion dollars of Chinese goods by March 2. hinted he could stick with them if both sides made good progress in trade talks. China hopes to buy more US goods, including semiconductors, may help to end the war
The S & P 500 Broad Index
dropped 0.3% to 2,745.73. Technological Nasdaq Composite
COMP, + 0.09%
added 0.1% to 7,426.95, while Dow Jones Industrial Average
lost 0.4% to 25,439.39.
CLJ9, + 0.09%
added 34 cents to $ 54.75 a barrel in the e-commerce market of the New York Stock Exchange. He won 51 cents to settle at $ 54.41 a barrel in New York on Thursday. Brent crude
LCOJ9, + 0.23%
used for international oil prices grew 44 cents to 65.01 dollars a barrel. He rose 96 cents to $ 64.57 a barrel in London
declined to 110.30 yen from 110.45 yen late on Thursday.
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