SINGAPORE | Asia shares mixed, Shanghai down after Apple sales warning
SINGAPORE—Jan 02, 2019 —Asian markets were mixed on Thursday after tumbling more than 1 percent on the first trading day of 2019. Apple downgraded its sales projections, citing slowing Chinese growth, hitting technology shares in South Korea and Taiwan. The Japanese yen, seen as a relatively safe asset, strengthened against the dollar, euro and several other Asian and European currencies.
KEEPING SCORE: South Korea’s Kospi lost 0.9 percent to 1,992.21 and Taiwan’s benchmark fell 0.7 percent to 9,492.42.