Asia's Markets Lose Ground

Europe is higher.
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Asia's markets sold off Friday, but Europe's stocks were mostly trading to the upside.

Tokyo's Nikkei 225 slid 1% to 17,364 overnight, and Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost 0.2% at 20,341. China's CSI 300 gave up 0.2% at 3169, and Taiwan's Taiex sank 0.9% at 8002.

South Korea's Kospi and Australia's All Ordinaries Index were each weaker by 0.3%. On the winning side, Singapore's Straits Times Index rose fractionally to 3374, and India's Sensex climbed 2.1% to 13,384.

Meanwhile, London's FTSE 100 was adding 0.4% at 6445, and Frankfurt's Xetra DAX was rising 0.8% at 7199. Milan's MIB 30 was gaining 0.5% to 42,870, and the Swiss Market Index was increasing 0.8% at 9181.

The Cac 40 in Paris and the Stockholm 30 each climbed around 0.7%.

As for the Americas, Canada's S&P/TSX Composite tacked on 0.1% at 13,509. Mexico's Bolsa was also higher by 0.1%, at 29,637, and Brazil's Bovespa was improving 0.4% to 47,542.