Xinhua summary of Asia-Pacific stocks news at 1100 GMT, May 23

Xinhua News Agency | May 23, 2019 at 11:07 AM

BEIJING -- Chinese stocks closed lower on Thursday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 1.35 percent, at 2,852.52 points.

The Shenzhen Component Index closed 2.56 percent lower at 8,809.53 points.

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KUALA LUMPUR -- The Malaysian stock market ended lower here on Thursday.

The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index (KLCI) was at 1,601.87, down 1.87 points or 0.12 percent, and the Emas was at 11,209.73, down 45.58 points or 0.40 percent.

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HANOI -- Stock market index of Vietnam's capital Hanoi, HNX-Index, closed at 106.3 points on Thursday, up 0.17 points or 0.16 percent from the previous trading session.

Prices of 71 stocks went up, 61 stocks dropped, while 242 stocks remained unchanged.

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BANGKOK -- The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) index Thursday moved down 17.12 points, or 1.05 percent to close at 1,609.79 points.

Some 13.44 billion shares worth 47.05 billion baht (about 1.48 billion U.S. dollars) changed hands.

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MUMBAI-- Indian markets closed lower Thursday as they wiped out all its intraday gains after hitting record highs in the morning trade.

Among sectors, except infra (up 1 percent), all other sectoral indices ended in red, led by FMCG, energy, metal, IT, auto and pharma.

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SINGAPORE-- Singapore stocks closed lower on Thursday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) going down 0.7 percent, or 22.42 points, to close at 3,160.72.

A total of 989.19 million shares changed hands with a turnover of 1.00 billion Singapore dollars (723.79 million U.S. dollars). Losers outnumbered gainers by 292 to 138.

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HONG KONG -- Hong Kong stocks closed down 438.81 points, or 1.58 percent, to 27,267.13 points on Thursday.

The benchmark Hang Seng Index traded between 27,169.67 and 27,523.86. Turnover totaled 98.99 billion Hong Kong dollars (about 12.61 billion U.S. dollars).

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VIENTIANE -- The Lao stock market closed on Thursday with an increase of 0.53 percent compared to the previous trading day.

The Lao Securities Exchange composite index increased by 4.27 points, reaching 813.72 points after closing.

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WELLINGTON -- New Zealand stock market's indicator, the S&P/NZX 50 index, jumped slightly by 0.25 percent to 10,263 on Thursday.

The rise was led by Metro Performance Glass, which went up by 12.5 percent to 0.45 NZ dollars (0.29 U.S. dollars), while Enprise Group, which is an investment vehicle for high-growth tech companies, were down by 10.59 percent to 0.76 NZ dollars.

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MANILA -- Philippine shares closed 0.14 percent lower on Thursday.

The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index decreased by 11.04 points to 7,804.03. The all-share index went down by 12.59 points, or 0.26 percent, to 4,809.26.

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SYDNEY -- The Australian share market has finished lower on Thursday, with sharp declines in energy stocks and the financials sector dragging on the index.

At the close of trade, the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index was down 18.90 points or 0.29 percent at 6,491.80, while the broader All Ordinaries index fell 13.80 points or 0.21 percent at 6,584.30.

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SEOUL -- Seoul shares ended lower Thursday.

The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) lost 5.27 points, or 0.26 percent, to settle at 2,059.59. Trading volume stood at 500 million shares worth 4.7 trillion won (4 billion U.S. dollars).

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TOKYO -- Tokyo stocks dropped Thursday in Tokyo, led by electric part suppliers met selling amid ongoing concerns over the future course of the global economy.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended down 132.23 points, or 0.62 percent, from Wednesday at 21,151.14.