Asian stocks sink amid U.S. airstrike on Syria

Asian stock indexes sank Friday as the U.S. fired missiles at a Syrian air base during President Donald Trump’s first meeting with China’s president, leaving investors on edge over the global outlook.

Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 0.2 per cent to 18,553.33 while South Korea’s Kospi lost 0.4 per cent to 2,143.66. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng shed 1.1 per cent to 24,016.40 and the Shanghai Composite in mainland China dipped 0.1 per cent to 3,279.21. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 slipped 0.1 per cent to 5,852.90.

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