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Asian stocks slip as Sino-U.S. deadlock spreads

On Wednesday Asian shares tumbled the most in seven days as Washington and Beijing's expanding disagreement regarding the exchange and international strategy gave little indication of arriving at an end, burdening worldwide monetary development.

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MSCI's broadest equity indicator of Asia-Pacific stocks outside Japan was down 0.61 percent. Chinese stocks dropped 0.32 percent after quickly contacting a five-week low. Australian stocks were down 0.76 percent.

Pan-region Euro Stoxx 50 futures advanced by 0.03 percent, German DAX futures gained 0.03 percent, while FTSE futures lost 0.08 percent.

Japan's Nikkei tumbled 0.7 percent and Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index retreated 0.2 percent. The Shanghai Composite crawled up somewhat, while the smaller-cap Shenzhen Composite was unchanged. Benchmark equity indicators in Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia were to a great extent down. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 tumbled 0.8 percent. South Korea's Kospi was closed for a vacation.

Among individual shares, SoftBank tumbled in Tokyo exchanging, alongside oil maker Inpex and Rakuten. In Hong Kong, Hang Seng Bank tumbled, as did Sunny Optical and Galaxy Entertainment. Foxconn fell in Taiwan and Australia, Beach Energy and BHP dropped.


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