Asian indices finished lower for the second day in a row as trade worries resurface and Hong Kong protests regarding the China extradition bill weighs on traders sentiment. The Nikkei225 finished 0.46 percent lower to 21,032; the Hang Seng benchmark in Hong Kong, finished 0.05 percent lower at 27,294. The Shanghai Composite finished 0.04 percent higher to 2,910, while in Singapore, the FTSE Straits Times index finished 0.05 percent lower to 3,207.
The global market is trading positive on prevalent risk appetite and dovish fed rate decision expectations. All eyes are on US macro data for short-term profit opportunities as the trading session comes to a close for the week.
Asian indices finished lower for one more day as President Trump vowed to impose a 5% tariff on Mexican imports until that country stops immigrants from entering the U.S. illegally. The Nikkei225 finished 1.63 percent lower to 20,601 below its 100-day moving average the Hang Seng benchmark in Hong Kong finished 0.59 percent lower at 26,959. The Shanghai Composite finished 0.03 percent lower to 2,904 below the 100-day MA, while in Singapore the FTSE Straits Times index finished 0.80 percent lower to 3,118. Australian equities closed down 47 points or 0.74% to 6,392.