- Title: Asian stocks cautious after U.S. missile strike on Syria
- Date: 7th April 2017
- Summary: TOKYO, JAPAN (APRIL 7, 2017) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF TOKYO STOCK EXCHANGE (TSE) BUILDING SIGN READING (English): "JPX TOKYO STOCK EXCHANGE" ELECTRONIC STOCK BOARD ALARMING AT THE CLOSE OF TOKYO STOCK ELECTRONIC STOCK BOARD SHOWING NIKKEI AVERAGE CLOSING AT 18664.63 UP 67.57 TSE STAFF WORKING ELECTRONIC STOCK BOARDING SHOWING WIDER TOPIX AVERAGE CLOSING AT 1,489.77 POINTS UP 9.59 TSE MARKET CENTER ORANGE ELECTRONIC TICKER SHOWING STOCK PRICES SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (APRIL 7, 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF TRAFFIC ON SEOUL STREET INTERIOR OF DEALING ROOM AT KEB HANA BANK ELECTRONIC BOARD SHOWING KOREA COMPOSITE STOCK PRICE INDEX (KOSPI) DEALERS TALKING EACH OTHER DEALERS WORKING ON COMPUTERS DEALERS TALKING ON PHONE ELECTRONIC BOARDS SHOWING KOSPI INDEX AND USD/KRW EXCHANGE RATE DEALER LOOKING AT COMPUTER SCREEN INTERIOR OF DEALING ROOM HONG KONG, CHINA (APRIL 4, 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF EXTERIOR OF HONG KONG EXCHANGE SQUARE AND HONG KONG STOCK EXCHANGE MARKET TRADING FLOOR / MARKET CLOSING BELL VARIOUS OF SCREEN SHOWING HANG SENG INDEX AT 24254.40 (-19.32, 0.08%) VARIOUS OF SCREEN SHOWING STOCK CODES, NAMES, PRICES AND SHARES VARIOUS OF TRADER MARKET TRADING FLOOR
- Embargoed: 21st April 2017 11:09
- Keywords: markets Asia Syria USA missiles
- Location: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA/TOKYO, JAPAN/HONG KONG, CHINA
- City: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA/TOKYO, JAPAN/HONG KONG, CHINA
- Country: Various
- Topics: Economic Events,Equities Markets
- Reuters ID: LVA0016BEFSJP
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Asian stocks were cautious of Friday (April 7) as the U.S. missile strike on Syria curbs investors' risk appetite.
Japan's Nikkei share average edged up in choppy trade but gains were limited as confidence was low following the US strike in Syria
The Nikkei rose 0.4 percent to 18,664.63 after traversing positive and negative trade. In the morning, it slipped to as low as 18,517.43, its weakest since December 7.
South Korean won and shares edged down to over three-week closing lows.
The won was quoted at 1,134.5 to the dollar at the conclusion of onshore trade, down 0.1 percent compared to Thursday's close of 1,133.2. It was the won's weakest closing level since March 15.
Hong Kong stocks barely moved with strength in energy stocks offset by the confidence-sapping news of the United States firing cruise missiles at an air base in Syria.
The benchmark Hang Seng index and the Hong Kong China Enterprises Index pared earlier losses and were roughly flat at 24,267.30 and 10,273.80, respectively.
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