Down Day for Asia-Pacific

Shares in the Asia-Pacific were uniformly down Monday.

In Japan, the Nikkei 225 fell 120.2 points, or 0.4%, to end the week’s first session at 28,162.83.

In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng skidded 275.64 points, or 1.6%, to 17,297.94.

In Shanghai, the CSI 300 lost 42.54 points, or 1.1%, to 3,733.24.

In Taiwan, the Taiex was hammered 221.64 points, or 1.5%, to 14,556.87.

In Korea, the Kospi index handed over 29.59 points, or 1.2%, to 2,408.27.

In Singapore, the Straits Times Index slid 4.49 points, or 0.1%, to 3,240.06.

In Australia, the ASX 200 dipped 30.74 points, or 0.4%, to 7,229.14.

In New Zealand, the NZX 50 tumbled 74.25 points, or 0.7%, to 11,308.31.