Asia Markets: Asian markets pull back, following Wall Street’s lead

Asian shares were mostly lower Friday after a slide on Wall Street as investors nervously watched the U.S.-China trade talks in Washington.

Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 NIK, -0.18% slipped 0.3% in morning trading. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 XJO, +0.46% gained 0.4% while South Korea’s Kospi SEU, +0.08% fell 0.2%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng HSI, +0.17% lost 0.3%, while the Shanghai Composite SHCOMP, +1.69% was about flat.

Among individual stocks, Tokyo Electron 8035, -1.99% and Kobe Steel 5406, -1.25% fell in Tokyo trading, and SK Hynix 000660, +0.00% fell in Seoul while Hyundai Motor 005380, +0.83% advanced.

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