Trade tensions send world stocks mostly lower Wednesday

Japan’s Nikkei 225 index fell 0.3% to 21,717.04 and the Shanghai Composite index dropped 0.1% to 2,759.13. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index fell 1.1% to 28,241.67 and the Kospi in South Korea lost 0.2% to 2,265.46. Australia’s S&P ASX/200 gave up 0.4% to 6,183.40.