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Review: Asian stocks lower on Good Friday

Japanese and South Korean stocks declined on Friday, while the won was pressured by growing geopolitical risks in the Korean peninsula.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares fell by 0.4%, although many markets in the Asia-Pacific region are closed for the Good Friday celebration.

Japanese Nikkei dropped by 0.1%, while Kospi in South Korea edged down 0.4%. The Shanghai Composite sank 0.1%.

Fears that North Korea may conduct a nuclear test or provide other provocative actions are still influence on markets.

Photo: REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon


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