SINGAPORE | Asian shares fall on sign of escalating US-China tensions
SINGAPORE — Asian markets fell on Wednesday after a trade dispute between the U.S. and China stalled a weekend meeting, dimming hopes that it could be resolved once their leaders meet.
KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 dropped 0.6 percent to 21,447.53 and the Kospi in South Korea was down 0.9 percent at 2,064.34. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index slipped 0.4 percent to 25,745.55. The Shanghai Composite lost 0.3 percent to 2,638.77. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 fell 0.6 percent to 5,636.50.