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Asian markets mostly slip after Wall Street losses

Published on Sep 18, 2012 5:18 PM

HONG KONG (AFP) - Asian markets mostly fell on Tuesday following losses on Wall Street and as profit-takers moved in after last week's huge gains sparked by the United States Federal Reserve stimulus plan.

Anti-Japan protests across China also hit shares in both countries, with three of Japan's biggest car makers saying they had closed their factories or cut production in China as a result.

Tokyo closed 0.39 per cent, or 35.62 points, lower at 9,123.77 and Sydney fell 0.18 per cent, or 7.8 points, to 4,394.7 while Seoul edged up 0.13 per cent, or 2.61 points, to close at 2,004.96.

Hong Kong shed 0.27 per cent, or 56.18 points, to 20,601.93 while Shanghai fell 0.91 per cent, or 18.96 points, to 2,059.54.

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