April 18, 2019
Asian stocks finished lower from nine months highs, after worse than expected figures from Japan. Sino-US trade relations were in focus again today as White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said “very good progress” was being made in talks. The Nikkei225 main index lost 0,89 percent to 22,080, the Hang Seng benchmark in Hong Kong finished 0.46 percent lower at 29,982. Chinese stocks also finished lower, with Shanghai Composite finishing 0.12 percent lower at 3,259, and in Singapore, the FTSE Straits Times index finished 0.17 percent lower at 3,342.