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Asian markets pull back from two-session gains on Wednesday, led by Hang Seng

  • Chinese telecom equipment maker’s slump in Hong Kong after US President Trump says he’s not interested in trade talks with China.

All the major Asian markets were lower on Wednesday, with the Hang Seng Index sliding more than 2 per cent at one stage, as protests erupted in opposition to the proposed extradition law with Beijing. At 8.30 AM GMT, the Shanghai Composite Index was down about half a per cent, with the Nikkei slipping 0.35 per cent, South Korea’s Kospi off by 0.15 per cent and India’s Sensex sliding about 0.60 per cent.