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Overnight Markets: Wall Street falls on Kerry’s comments on Syria
by Himanshu Singh on Aug 27, 2013 at 04:00
In Asia, shares declined on Tuesday in late morning trade after Kerry said the president will hold Syria’s government accountable for using chemical weapons.
The MSCI Asia Pacific Index fell 0.2% to 131 as of 11:01 a.m. in Tokyo. Japan’s Topix index slid 0.2 percent. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 dropped 0.1% and New Zealand’s NZX 50 Index lost 0.2%. South Korea’s Kospi Index added 0.1% as data showed the nation’s consumer confidence was unchanged in August.
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index fell 0.3%. The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.3% as data showed July profit at industrial companies gained 11.6% from a year earlier. Taiwan’s Taiex Index slid 0.3% and Singapore’s Straits Times Index dropped 0.4%.
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