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Stock markets in Asia fall on Friday after US stocks

Stock markets in the Asia-Pacific region (APR) down during trading on Friday following the decline of indices of the weak reporting of large companies.

The composite index Asia Pacific MSCI Asian Pacific fell 0.4 percent. Since the beginning of the week the indicator rose 0.4%.

The Japanese Nikkei 225 index fell during the auction by 0.5%, the broader Topix up 0.6%.

Among major Japanese exporters, shares of Toyota fell 1.6%, Honda – by 1.9%, Sony – by 1%.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng edged up 0.1%, China’s Shanghai Composite fell 0.5%.

Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.8 %, the Indian BSE Sensex 30 – 0,2%, South Korea’s KOSPI is 0.3%.

“Asian indices update the records, and while the investors make money, I don’t think rally will end, noted investment Manager OM Finance Stuart Ive. – Some correction downwards possible, but until any movement of quotations downwards was very small.”

Shares of major Japanese office equipment manufacturer Konica Minolta Inc. fell 8.6% after the company projected a decrease in operating income next year.

The price of securities a South Korean cosmetics company Cosmax Inc. fell 16% as its first-quarter profits failed to meet market forecasts.

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