Asia-Pacific markets, Wall Street, industrial production, Hong Kong easing restrictions

Crimson clouds glow over the skyline of Victoria Harbor on July 14, 2022 in Hong Kong, China.

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Asia-Pacific markets traded lower, taking a lead from Wall Street’s overnight losses as investors looked ahead to the year ahead.

The Nikki 225 In Japan, it fell 0.94% to 26,093.67, while TOPICS fell 0.72% to 1,895.27. of South Korea Cosby The country’s value fell 1.93% to 2,236.4 Retail sales It fell 1.8% in November, reversing gains seen in the third quarter. The S&P/ASX 200 Australia also fell 0.97% to 7,020.1.

of Hong Kong Hang Seng Index – 0.97% down in the final hour of trading More relaxing With Covid restrictions coming into effect today, stocks are being closely watched in relation to the reopening. The city will release its trade data later in the day.

In mainland China, the Shanghai Mix 0.44% down to 3,073.7, the Shenzhen component Traded lower at 10,996.4

The US government announced that air travelers from China, Hong Kong and Macau must show a negative Covid test from January 5, regardless of the nationality of the vaccine.

Overnight on Wall Street, Major indices fellr Investors headed into the final trading days of 2022, Apple weighed heavily on the Dow as it broke a key level and fell. Another 52-week low.

— CNBC’s Tanaya Machill and Alex Haring contributed to this report

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