Asian shares mostly lower
Asian stocks fell broadly on Thursday, the dpa reported.
Hong Kong's Hang Seng index finished marginally higher at 20,277.01 after a choppy session. Japanese shares fell sharply to reach two-week lows after the yen gained overnight, leading to a sell-off in export-oriented stocks.
The Nikkei average fell 1.1% to 27,507.65, while the broader Topix index closed 0.91% lower at 1,965.74. The Kospi average slumped 1.44% to 2,459.23. The benchmark S&amp;amp;amp;amp;P/ASX 200 slipped 0.31% to 7,214.90.
Source: Saudi Press Agency