February 8, 2019
Global growth concerns send Asian stocks lower. The main Japanese index Nikkei225 shed 2.01 percent to 20,333. Hang Seng reopened after a Lunar New Year break, lost 0.16 percent to 27,946. The Kospi lost 1.2%, and Australian stocks snapped its four-session winning streak with the ASX 200 sliding 21 points or 0.3% to 6071, but despite a lackluster session today it has still been the best weekly performance for the index since November 2016.