Asia shares mixed on trade outlook, t...

Asia shares mixed on trade outlook, tighter China oversight

Mar 12, 2018 Read more: SFGate
BANGKOK (AP) - Shares were mixed in Asia on Tuesday following a lackluster day on Wall Street. Investors are keeping a close eye on tensions over trade following President Donald Trump's announcement of hikes on steel and aluminum tariffs. Shares in Shanghai and Hong Kong fell as China announced a revamp of its financial regulatory regime. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index edged 0.2 percent higher to $21,875.43 while South Korea's Kospi added 0.1 percent to 2,486.31. The Hang Seng in Hong Kong fell 0.3 percent to 31,507.76 and the Shanghai Composite index declined 0.2 percent to 3,319.12. Australia's S&P ASX 200 dropped 0.5 percent to 5,965.00.

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