Toyota Woes Drag Nikkei Lower, China Hotels Rise on Promise of Chinese New Year Travelers

Major Asian indexes closed lower Thursday. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Index lost 1.8%, ending the day at 20,342 and in Japan, the Nikkei 225 Index fell 0.5% to 10.356. China's benchmark Shanghai Composite Index slid 0.3% to 2,995.