Shares in Asia Start the Week With a Fall

Stock indices of the Asia-Pacific region are trading with a decline, despite record highs on Wall Street on Friday. Investors are following the 12-day tour of US President Donald Trump in Asia, which began on Sunday. It is expected, that Trump will discuss the nuclear problems of North Korea with the leaders of the Asian region.

The Japanese market opened after the weekend with a slight increase, but soon moved to negative territory following the appreciation of the yen. The Nikkei 225 traded at the level of 22.541.55.

The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong decreased by 1.4% to 28.214.79, while the Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.3% to 3.361.21. The Australian S&P/ASX 200 fell by 0.2% to 5.948.40. The South Korean Kospi declined by 0.9% to 2.536.27.