Word on more China tariffs sends Asia...

Word on more China tariffs sends Asian stocks lower

Thursday Aug 30 Read more: SFGate
TOKYO (AP) - Asian shares fell Friday following a report that the Trump administration could put tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods as early as next week. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost nearly 0.2 percent to 22,830.03 in early trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 slipped 0.3 percent to 6,334.10. South Korea's Kospi was virtually unchanged, inching up a fraction of 0.1 percent to 2,307.72. Hong Kong's Hang Seng was down 1.0 percent at 27,881.95, while the Shanghai Composite index fell nearly 0.1 percent to 2,735.51. TRADE WORRIES: Worries about the recent trans-Pacific trade fiction have hurt Asian markets. Bloomberg News said the U.S. government was getting ready to ramp up its trade dispute with China.

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