Asian shares mixed as China-US trade talks drag on
Monday, 11 March 2019 BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Monday as investors awaited further developments in trade talks between the U.S. and China. Major benchmarks were mostly higher, with the Shanghai Composite up 1.2 percent to 3,006.19 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong gaining 0.7 percent to 28,433.78. Weaker than expected Chinese loan and money supply data raised expectations of further action to spur the slowing economy. The 885.8 billion yuan ($132 billion) in new loans in February was below forecasts and much lower than the 3.23 trillion yuan in new lending in January. Elsewhere in Asia, Japan's Nikkei 225 index added 0.5 percent to 21,134.83 and the S&P ASX 200 in Australia slipped 0.4 percent to 6,176.30. South Korea's Kospi lost 0.
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