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Asian Stocks Mostly Lower After North Korea Nuclear Test

Many Asian stock markets declined Wednesday after a North Korean nuclear test unnerved investors, while the stock market in China itself steadied after news that Beijing would keep market-steadying measures in place.

Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 1.3 percent to 18,144.99, and South Korea’s Kospi slid 0.5 percent to 1,920.16. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 lost 1.3 percent to 5,117.90.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng fell 0.8 percent to 21,005.51, but the CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen rose 1.8 percent, to 3,539.81, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 2.3 percent, to 3,361.84 points. It had slumped 6.9 percent read more >>>

Source : VOANews.Com