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Sell-off roils regional markets

Business | Nov 15, 2017 12:19
Shares fell in regional markets today, tracking modest losses overnight on Wall Street, where the biggest drop in crude oil prices since October weighed on oil producers and other energy stocks.
Japan's Nikkei 225 index slumped 0.9 percent after a lackluster GDP report for July-September. 
The Nikkei 225 was at 22,169.31, as manufacturers' shares were hurt by a stronger yen. Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost 0.7 percent to 28,956.00 and the Shanghai Composite index also lost 0.7 percent to 3,405.18. Australia's S&P ASX 200 fell 0.4 percent to 5,945.50 and the Kospi of South Korea declined 0.3 percent to 2,519.26. Taiwan fell and shares in Southeast Asia were mostly lower.-AP
 


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