Asia shares slip as Hong Kong unrest, Argentine peso crash rattle investors
Updated : August 13, 2019 08:27 AM IST
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.26 percent while Japan’s Nikkei tumbled 1.28 percent.
Markets were hit with further turbulence after protesters managed to close down Hong Kong’s airport on Monday.
The Argentine peso collapsed overnight, falling to 55.85 to the dollar, after voters snubbed Macri by giving the opposition a surprisingly bigger-than-expected victory in Sunday’s primary election.
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