BEIJING, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- Chinese shares extended losses on the previous trading day by slumping more than 2 percent on Friday.
The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index tumbled 2.02 percent, or 43 points, to finish at 2,084.79.
The Shenzhen Component Index fell 2.22 percent, or 180.99 points, to finish at 7,966.72.
Hong Kong stocks close down 0.45 pct by midday
HONG KONG, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong stocks moved down 102. 86 points, or 0.45 percent to close Friday's morning session at 22, 785.89 points. Full story
Nikkei ends 0.5 pct lower in morning on profit-taking
TOKYO, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks ended 0.5 percent lower in the morning session of Friday, with investors seeking to lock in recent gains after the index soared 4.7 percent over the last three days.
The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average shed 79.28 points, from Thursday to 15,779.94. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was down 6.04 points, or 0.48 percent, at 1,257.03. Full story
Wall Street ends little changed as investors take breather
NEW YORK, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) -- U.S. stocks closed narrowly mixed Thursday, as many investors chose to stay on the sidelines after a huge market rally spurred by the Federal Reserve's prudential move to dial back its bond purchases.
The blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average inched up 11.11 points, or 0.07 percent, to 16,179.08. The broader S&P 500 shed 1. 05 points, or 0.06 percent, to 1,809.60. The tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index gave up 11.93 points, or 0.29 percent, to 4058.14. The Dow set a record closing high for a second straight day. Full story