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Hong Kong the lone gainer on Asian markets Monday

Lola Evans
13 May 2019, 18:30 GMT+10

<p>SYDNEY, Australia - The main stock exchange in China, the Shanghai Composite fell 1.21% on Monday amidst the breakdown in trade negotiations between China and the United States.</p><p>The key index dropped 35.50 points to finish at 2,903.71.</p><p>In Japan the Nikkei 225 slid 153.64 points or 0.72% to 21,191.28.</p><p>The Australian All Ordinaries slipped 11.80 points or 0.18% to 6,381.30.</p><p>In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng went against the trend, rising 239.14 points or 0.84% to 28,550.24.</p><p>The U.S. dollar was little changed in Asia on Monday. The euro was a little stronger at 1.1229, while the British pound eased a fraction to 1.3007.</p><p>The Japanese yen was a tad higher at 109.63, as was the Swiss franc at 1.0095.</p><p>The Canadian dollar inched up to 1.3436, while the Australian and New Zealand dollars ecah gave up about a quarter-of-a-cent to 0.6973 and 0.6578 respectively.</p>

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