Asian markets end lower amid Fed taper concern - The New Indian Express

Asian markets end lower amid Fed taper concern

Published: 12th December 2013 04:18 PM

Last Updated: 12th December 2013 04:18 PM

Asian markets settled on a lower note on Thursday after an apparent budget deal in the US. Japanese benchmark index Nikkei 225 went down 173.24 points, or 1.12% to close at 15,341.82.Hong Kong's Hang Seng index decreased 120.12 points, or 0.51% to close at 23,218.12.

South Korea's Kospi index went down 10.04 points, or 0.51% to end at 1,967.93. China's Shanghai Composite index fell 1.37 points, or 0.06% to settle at 2,202.80.

Taiwan's Taiex index declined 72.44 points, or 0.86% to settle at 8,361.33. Singapore's Straits Times index went down 2.02 points, or 0.07% to close at 3,058.72.

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