Asian stocks settled on a negative note on Friday. Japanese
benchmark index Nikkei 225 fell 102.83 points, or 0.75% to close at
13,650.11. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index decreased 21.44 points, or
0.10% to end at 22,517.81.
China's Shanghai Composite index dropped 13.43 points, or 0.64%
to settle at 2,068.45. South Korea's Kospi index decreased 3.7
points, or 0.20% to end at 1,920.11. Singapore's Straits Times
indexed went down 23.39 points, or to 0.73% close at 3,197.53.
However, Taiwan's Taiex index rose 37.74 points, or 0.48%, to
settle at 7,925.