Asia trades mixed as US supports HK protests

Thursday, 28. November 2019 03:46

Stocks in Asia traded mixed on Thursday on the back of United States President Donald Trump's decision to officially support pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

China reacted furiously to the signing of Hong Kong Bill, vowing to retaliate against the US attempt to meddle in the Asian nation's internal affairs.

The Nikkei 225 rose slightly, adding 0.07% at 3:35 am CET, following the release of retail sales figures which revealed a larger-than-expected decline in October.

In South Korea, the Kospi Composite retreated 0.11% at 3:36 am CET.

Meanwhile in mainland China, the Shanghai Composite declined 0.14% at 3:37 am CET, while the Shenzhen Composite was up 0.16% a minute later. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng added a modest 0.06% at 3:39 am CET.

Australia's S&P/ASX 200 surged 0.93% at 3:39 am CET.

The dollar lost 0.06% against the Japanese yen, changing hands for 109,4820 at 3:40 am CET.

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