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Asia stock markets slump in first day of 2019 trading

Jan 02, 2019 - CNN

HONG KONG (CNN Business) -- Stock markets have made a bad start to 2019 following a nightmarish December.

On Wednesday key stock indexes in Asia were trading in the red as investors grappled with issues including concerns over global growth and the trade war between China and the United States.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng was down almost 3% in afternoon trading, while China's Shanghai Composite and Australia's ASX closed 1.2% and 1.6% lower, respectively. Japan's markets remain closed fo...