2 weeks Asia shares jolted by Hong Kong unrest, Argentine peso crash MB |Biz
By Reuters TOKYO – Asian shares slumped on Tuesday as fears about a drawn out Sino-US trade war, protests in Hong Kong and a crash in Argentina’s peso currency drove investors to safe harbors like bonds, gold, and the yen. Men walk past in front of an electric screen showing Japan’s Nikkei share average outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, August 5, 2019. (REUTERS / Issei Kato / MANILA BULLETIN) MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan skidded 1%. Chinese stocks fell 1%, while Hong Kong’s main market index tumbled 1.7% to a seven-month low. “The protests in Hong ... more