Gains on the Nikkei 225 were cut short today. After three consecutive days of closing in the green
, the Japanese stock index closed with a loss today. The Nikkei 225 was down by 4.51% or 882.03 points at 18,664.53. The Shanghai Composite had a more modest loss at 0.60% or 16,680 points at 2,764.911. As for the Hang Seng Index, it is still open. Currently, it is in the red by 0.95% or 222.8 points at 23,303.8.