Asian shares give up gains as Hong Kong chaos hits sentiment
Asian shares reversed gains on Monday, the yen ticked higher and gold jumped as fresh violence broke out in Hong Kong, while uncertainty still remained over whether the United States and China could end their damaging trade war.
Hong Kong's Hang Seng index led the losses in Asia, down more than 1 percent, after police fired live rounds at protestors on the eastern side of Hong Kong island. Cable TV and other Hong Kong media reported at least one protester being wounded. Video footage showed a protester lying in a pool of blood.
Chinese shares too started lower with the blue-chip CSI300 index down 0.6 percent. South Korea's KOSPI lost 0.7 percent.
Japan's Nikkei gave up early gains to drift away from a recent 13-month high after data showed the country's core machinery orders fell for a t ...