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Asian markets end Thursday in red, dollar in demand

Lola Evans
18 Apr 2019, 20:19 GMT+10

<p>SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks finished in negatiove territory across the board on Thursday. The U.S. dollar however was in demand rising against most currencies.</p><p>Japan&#39;s Nikkei 225 lost 187.85 points or 0.84% on the day to close at 22,090.12 on Thursday.</p><p>In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng shed 161.42 pounts or 0.54% to 29,963.26.</p><p>The Shanghai Composite was stripped of 12.92 points or 0.40 to close at 3,250.20.</p><p>The Shanghai Composite was stripped of 12.92 points or 0.40 to close at 3,250.20.</p><p>The euro tumbled to 1.1251 on dispappointing PMI data. The British pound was also weaker, falling to 1.3011.</p><p>The Japanese yen firmed a tad to 111.92, while the Swiss franc softened to 1.0130.</p><p>The Canadian dollar was a fraction weaker at 1,3377, while the Australian dollar weakened to 0.7157.</p><p>The New Zealand dollar fell even more sharply, to finish Thursday in Sydney around 6696.</p>

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