Asia stocks head down, though Japan gains

Posted by Forexsq 537 days ago (http://www.marketwatch.com)
img Asian stock markets moved broadly lower Thursday, with weakness for property shares weighing on the Hong Kong bourse, though Tokyo shares rose on hopes for further policy easing.

Japan’s Nikkei Stock Average ended with a 1.2% gain, after shedding 0.9% over the past two sessions.

In China, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index was down 0.6% in late afternoon trading, while the Shanghai Composite Index slipped 0.1%.

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