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As of 15:28 17 December 2017 - Market closed
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Toyota skids in Tokyo trading

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A downbeat mood spread across most markets in Asia, and Japanese automakers were stuck in reverse.

Shares of Toyota lost 1.8%, while Honda and Mazda gave up 1% each.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index ended down 0.6%, or 141.23 points, at 22,553.22.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index dropped 1.1%, or 318.27 points, to close at 28,848.11, while the S&P/ASX 200 index finished down 0.2%, or 14.30 points, at 5,997.0.

But South Korea bucked the trend, with the Kospi index adding 0.5%, or 12.59 points, to close at 2,482.07.



Asia stocks soft after Fed

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Markets in Asia drifted lower after the US Federal Reserve delivered its third interest rate hike for the year.

Japan's Nikkei 225 index closed down 0.3%, or 63.32 points, at 22,694.45. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 index shed 0.2%, or 10.5 points, to end at 6,011.3, while South Korea’s Kospi index lost 0.5%, or 11.07 points, to close at 2,469.48.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng ended the morning session flat.



Westfield shares rally in Sydney

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Shares of shopping centre operator Westfield surged in Australia after it agreed to a takeover by France's Unibail-Rodamco.

The stock rocketed nearly 14% in Sydney trading, while the broader S&P/ASX 200 index inched up 0.1%.

Markets elsewhere in Asia mostly pushed higher. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index climbed 1.5%.

South Korea’s Kospi index finished up 0.8%.

Japan was the outlier, with the benchmark Nikkei 225 Index dropping 0.5%.



Tencent skids in soggy Asia trading

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Hong Kong shares led declines in Asia, weighed down by sharp losses for index heavyweight Tencent.

The Chinese internet giant slumped 3%, while the broader Hang Seng index gave up 0.6%.

Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 0.3%. South Korea’s Kospi finished down 0.4%.

Australia offered a rare bright spot thanks to a solid session for mining firms. The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 0.3%.



Japanese shares hit fresh 25-year high

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It was a solid start to the week for investors in Japan.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index closed up 0.6%.

A strengthening Japanese economy, healthy corporate earnings and an upbeat mood on US markets have helped spur recent gains.

Other markets in Asia also closed with gains. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng added 1.1%.

South Korea’s Kospi index put on 0.3%, while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 index inched up 0.1%.



Japanese shares lead gains in Asia

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Shares in Tokyo zoomed higher on Friday as a softer yen and strong economic figures buoyed investors.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index closed up 1.4%.

Data out Friday showed Japan sealed its longest stretch of economic growth in more than two decades, helped by a rise in business investment.

The upbeat mood spread across Asia. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index put on 1.2%.

Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 index added 0.3%.

South Korea’s Kospi edged 0.1% higher.



Uniqlo owner climbs in Tokyo

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Gains for index heavyweight Fast Retailing helped buoy Japanese stocks, in a mostly upbeat session for the region.

The owner of fashion brand Uniqlo added 2.4%, while the Nikkei 225 index ended up 1.5%.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index put on 0.3%. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 index added 0.5%.

South Korea bucked the trend, with the Kospi index closing down 0.5%.



Shares in Tokyo fall 2%

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Japanese shares led declines in a weak session for Asian stock markets.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index sank 2%, while South Korea's Kospi index dropped 1.4%.

Australia's S&P/ASX 200 shed 0.4% after the release of the country's latest GDP figures.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was down 1.3% in morning trading.



Tencent drags Hong Kong lower

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Tencent dragged Hong Kong’s market lower as tech shares faltered around the region.

The Chinese internet giant behind the game King of Glory (pictured) sank 3.2%, while index heavyweight Softbank eased back 0.7% in Japan.

The Hang Seng Index closed 1% lower, down 295.48 points, at 28,842.80, while Japan’s Nikkei 225 index shed 0.4%, or 84.78 points, to end at 22,622.38.



Tech stocks slide in Tokyo

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Falls for technology shares added to a gloomy mood in Japan, with Panasonic, Softbank and Nintendo among the big names losing ground.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index closed down 0.5%, or 111.87 points, at 22,707.16.

Elsewhere in the region, Australia's S&P/ASX 200 edged lower.

Things were brighter in South Korea, where the Kospi index rose 1.1%.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng index added 0.2%.

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